The interface allows Quadrel’s customers to have easy access to ForneyVault along with its own technologies for concrete and aggregate management. Martin Marietta, Inc., in Denver, Colorado is the first Quadrel customer to use the integrated materials testing platform with concrete cylinders cast in the field.
ForneyVault links testing machines, LIMS packages, third-party software and ancillary equipment via a private cloud database. With ForneyVault, data flows seamlessly throughout the testing process, reducing the risk of errors, increasing compliance and driving more positive outcomes for labs of all types. To date, laboratories in more than 45 locations in four countries have logged more than 500,000 tests with ForneyVault.
Quadrel integrated ForneyVault into its cloud-based iService software, a performance and quality management solution for mix design, yield management, dynamic submittals, statistical analysis and lab management.
All material, mix, batch, cost and test data can be accessed from a single point of entry with iService. The software also serves as the front-end to dispatch and batch panel systems helping drive quality and performance throughout the concrete production cycle. Its patented Close Loop Integration (CLI) process ensures that delivered concrete matches the original mix design, saving producers material wastage and batching variability costs.
“Martin Marietta pours and samples concrete in the field. That sample data is sent to ForneyVault. In the lab, technicians use ForneyTools to print specimen labels that are scanned at our machines to identify the specimens and complete the strength tests,” says Scott Grumski, vice president, platform development, Forney LP. “Quadrel pulls the results from ForneyVault for analysis and reporting.”
“The Quadrel and ForneyVault interface makes our work seamless in the lab and removes the need for manual data collection with pens, paper and clipboards,” says Todd Genovese, director of technical services, Martin Marietta. “For our concrete cylinders, we can view data, conduct analysis and generate reports in one place.”
“Quadrel is pleased to partner with Forney LP to improve efficiencies in construction material testing,” says Robert Michel, vice president of operations, Quadrel, Inc. “Martin Marietta's cooperation allowed us to maximize performance and optimize a customer solution.”