Giatec updates concrete-testing SmartRock technology

By Riley SimpsonNovember 17, 2021

Giatec’s newly updated SmartRock jobsite solution

Giatec, which specializes in concrete-testing technologies, has announced that the re-design of its award-winning flagship product, SmartRock has been re-engineered with dual temperature-monitoring capabilities for mass concrete applications.

First announced at the 2020 World of Concrete event, this latest generation known as “SmartRock 3” has been updatedwith new sensor design, activation, installation and wireless signal range.

The dual temperature-monitoring capabilities enable users to measure temperature values at two locations simultaneously: One temperature probe is located at the tip of the white temperature cable, and another is in the body of the sensor where the black transmitter is located.

The company said this function allows users to easily monitor temperature differentials between the concrete’s core and surface for mass pour applications.

“The temperature readings are very precise, helping us to accurately monitor temperature differentials of our mass pours at the surface and center of the slab, which can vary based on several factors,” said Walter Flood, principal engineer at Flood Testing Laboratories. “The sensors are also fast and straightforward to install, sending real-time data to our phones immediately.”

SmartRock is helping top construction companies eliminate concrete testing delays and take back control of their schedules in more than 8,200 projects across 80 countries.

The technology was the first truly wireless sensor when it was introduced to the market in 2015, and the newest version is now available to pre-order.

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