The concrete sensors are disrupting the new digital services for the construction industry. Concrete is the second most used material in the world after water. The young IoT company Sensohive Technologies based in Denmark launched its Maturix solution two years ago and it has been adopted since then by leading contractors and precast producers like PASCHAL GmbH, VolkerWessels, Heidelberg Cement, NCC, Skanska, and Kruse Smith, among others.
The monitoring of concrete curing has been always a challenge followed but multiple assumptions and lab tests, the reason why Maturix fits perfectly into the Smart Concrete® brand of the Global Admixture Manufacturer – Kryton International Inc.
Kryton International has acquired 30% of the shares in the young company.
Kryton acquisition is in line with the history of Kryton of helping contractors build faster and smarter through innovation. With the advent of smart buildings and smart cities, planners, designers, and engineers are now taking an evidence-based approach to urban design and construction, which this type of technology can provide.
“Smart buildings are not going to be built without smart sensors. Any major structure or project being built today starts with concrete.” Kari Yuers, Kryton’s President and CEO.
Maturix™ is a simple and affordable solution for real-time and remote concrete monitoring of concrete temperature, maturity, and strength. The system uses a standard thermocouple probe embedded in the concrete. The data is transmitted from the transmitter directly to the cloud without the use of bridges, smartphones or similar. The data can then be accessed online and documentation ready as you built.
Conventional single-use concrete sensors on the market today collect data through Bluetooth NFC transmitted to a phone or device or through a wireless gateway. This typically requires a person to visit the job site and be near the sensor to take the Bluetooth reading and send updates.
Real-time monitoring of structures with Maturix is an evolving field in the construction industry made possible through the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT) – the interconnected digital network allowing everyday objects to be embedded with electronics collecting and sharing data.
“Sensohive’s Maturix™ technology represents a significant leap forward in construction efficiency and productivity,” said Kryton’s President and CEO, Kari Yuers.
Along with the investment follows an exclusive distribution agreement in the North American distribution agreement. So the product will soon be available for the North American market and the first trials have already been started with some leading general contractors and precast producers.