Using flexible automation solutions

Demand for colored concrete

is growing, and not only for masonry products. Precast and even ready-mix manufacturers are looking for ways to diversify. Integrating colors is often an important means of expanding.

While achieving color consistency and quality is still a challenge for manufacturers, automation solutions save considerable time and resources. In attempting to manufacture multiple colored products with the same equipment, Marcotte Systems, a specialist in the design of automated batching systems, developed a smart application that ensures flexible and stable color blends from a...

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