VANCOUVER – Vancouver-based concrete firm Kryton International Inc. has announced it has bought a 30 per cent share in Sensohive Technologies ApS of Odense, Denmark.
With the transaction Kryton will become the exclusive North American distributor of Sensohive’s Maturix technology, which uses sensors and software to enable contractors to wirelessly monitor the concrete hardening process online, stated a Sept. 17 release.
Maturix technology runs on the Sigfox 0G network with sensor batteries that last up to 10 years. The system uses thermocouples for the remote monitoring of concrete maturity and strength with data automatically collected every 10 minutes and transmitted wirelessly to the cloud with information available in various report formats.
Sensohive’s wireless sensors have been used in various European construction projects including builds by PASCHAL GmbH, VolkerWessels, Heidelberg Cement, NCC, Skanska and Kruse Smith.
Kryton is the inventor of the crystalline waterproofing admixture and has been waterproofing concrete structures with its proprietary Krystol technology since 1973.
“Sensohive’s Maturix technology represents a significant leap forward in construction efficiency and productivity,” said Kryton’s president and CEO Kari Yuers in the statement. “The ability to monitor concrete strength in real time from remote locations helps expedite faster construction schedules, optimizing efficiencies, reducing costs and improving safety.”