Technology

Peri launches first handheld fresh concrete mix sensor

30 September 2020

Formwork and scaffolding specialist Peri has launched the first of four concrete sensors. The Sono WZ concrete sensor is claimed to be one of the first in the construction industry to measure the water-to-cement ratio in fresh concrete mixes, providing enhanced quality assurance before placement.

The mobile, hand-held device can take a series of water to cement ratio measurements in just two minutes, according to Peri, whereas traditional methods can take up to eight hours for a single test.

The sensor was tested successfully by civil engineering subcontractor, Joseph Gallagher, on Tideway’s Chelsea Embankment site.

Peri digital engineering manager Anna Wylie said: "We are moving into an era where data-driven decisions and advancing construction methodologies is not only an advantage for our customers, it is critical to ensure they remain competitive and relevant in a modern construction industry. Digital technology such as the Sono WZ is one of the tools we expect to be key to this transition."

Peri plans to launch another three sensors over the next year, each one offering different benefits to the construction process.