A crew uses a Bay-Lynx volumetric mixer to place concrete for a sidewalk. Bay-Lynx BatchPro Connect will make it possible for the dispatcher to
send mixture designs to the truck, so the concrete truck driver doesn’t have to set the gates on the mixer (photo courtesy of Bay-Lynx Manufacturing Inc.)
Canadian Concrete Expo
Bay-Lynx Manufacturing Inc. and more than 350
other companies will exhibit at the Canadian
Concrete Expo (CCE), to be held January 22-23,
2020, at the International Centre in Mississauga, ON.
The CCE will include 26 conference sessions, several
equipment demonstrations, and stage presentations.
Networking events will include a reception, social
breakfasts, and an evening mixer. The International
Centre is conveniently located near Toronto
Pearson International Airport. To register, visit
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Overcoming the Skills Gap
Bay-Lynx is also updating their BatchPro Connect
application to include automation of the volumetric mixer
setup to ensure the mixer delivers the desired amounts of
sand, stone, water, and admixture. The update makes it
possible for the volumetric mixer operator to set up the mixer
simply by pushing start on his or her phone and pulling a lever
on the truck. BatchPro Connect will then set up the volumetric
mixer to achieve the desired mixture design.
“We noticed that all of our customers were struggling with
the same issue: They were having trouble hiring people that
have both concrete knowledge and truck-driving certification
and experience,” says Vlietstra. “We are simplifying the
process for our customers by creating a software that
automatically sets up the volumetric mixer.”
—Bay-Lynx Manufacturing Inc., www.bay-lynx.com
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