For more than six months we’ve been using the Visco Probe to control the addition of water to our various mixes for fibre-reinforced concrete with really good results.
Bendt Aarup,R & D manager. Hi-CON A/S

VP AutoPro UK

Automated quality control integrated

- with the Visco Probe integrated into the mixing plant’s process control system. Get a measurement-based automatic production flow and measurement-based quality assurance. Quality is optimised automatically on the basis of objective measurements of consistency (rheology); quality is also documented.

How you benefit

With a Visco Probe integrated into your mixing plant’s process control system, you will improve your quality control in the following ways:

  • The mix is optimised on the basis of consistency: The process control system controls the water content and, if required, super-plastification on the basis of the Visco Probe’s measurements of consistency/rheological values. Key figures such as W/C ratio, viscosity and yield strength are registered and provide the operator with a good basis for assessing the strength development.
  • Automatic running-in of mix formulas: All values that depend on the mix formula are found and registered during a single test mix.
  • Troubleshooting: Possibility for troubleshooting in the production flow with a view to optimising the mix and sending feedback to the quality assurance department.
  • Product quality: Greater uniformity of deliveries where the mix is determined by the desired consistency.Quality is optimised on the basis of the Visco Probe’s consistency/rheology measurements – before delivery for casting.
  • Production waste: Rejected mixes are minimised through the automatic optimisation of mixes.
  • Documentation: Feedback is sent to the quality assurance department. Documented experience is included in the formulas.

 

How to start

The process control system is upgraded, the Visco Probe sensor and base are mounted on the mixer and the mixing plant operator attends a two-day introductory course on the Visco Probe.

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Visco Probe

The Visco Probe adds water in doses. See how it works.

Contact us

- for information, advice and sales.

Tel. +45 66 18 20 26.
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Visco Probe AutoProcess

– with and without Visco Probe AutoProcess.
Download product sheet.

The challenge

– in process controlled production and quality control process:

Quality
adjustment is based on subjective assessments of water content and varying practices. No reliable objective control.

Consequence: The concrete delivered for casting may be defective. Due to the time lag in feedback to production facilities, more defective concrete is produced, which may need to be disposed of.

Visco Probe Mixing cycle

Quality assurance in Visco Probe 
mixing cycle.