Kryton International adds wireless real-time concrete monitoring
September 17, 2019
Vancouver-based Kryton has acquired a 30% interest in Denmark's Sensohive Technologies and is also the exclusive North American distributor of Sensohive’s Maturix technology which enables wireless monitoring of concrete hardening in real time from virtually any internet-connected device.
Kryton International, the Vancouver-based developer and supplier of concrete technology, has acquired a 30% interest in Sensohive Technologies of Denmark (making it Sensohive’s largest shareholder), and Kryton is also now the exclusive North American distributor of Sensohive’s Maturix technology which uses sensors and software enabling engineers and contractors to wirelessly monitor the concrete hardening process in real time from virtually any internet-connected device.
Maturix uses thermocouples and reusable temperature sensors providing real-time connectivity and remote monitoring of concrete maturity and strength. Data is automatically collected every 10 minutes and transmitted wirelessly to the cloud with information available in various report formats.
Real-time monitoring of structures is an evolving field in the construction industry made possible through the rapidly expanding Internet of Things (IoT). Maturix technology runs on the Sigfox 0G network, a long-range and low-power demand network that allows Sensohive’s sensor batteries to last for up to 10 years. No other concrete sensor can claim such a long life, reliability, reusability and be completely wireless.
Conventional single-use concrete sensors on the market collect data through Bluetooth NFC transmitted to a phone or device or through a wireless gateway. This typically requires a person to visit the jobsite and be near the sensor to take the Bluetooth reading and send updates.
“Sensohive’s Maturix technology represents a significant leap forward in construction efficiency and productivity,” said Kryton’s president/CEO, Kari Yuers in a company release. “The ability to monitor concrete strength in real time from remote locations helps expedite faster construction schedules, optimizing efficiencies, reducing costs and improving safety.”
“Smart buildings are not going to be built without smart sensors,” points out Yuers. “And any major structure or project being built today starts with concrete.”