ED TOP MIX is a program for the concrete designer, which guides and assists mix design optimization.

It supports the user to produce a single mix or to develop or update an entire mix-set. It suggests the most appropriate customised options and corrections.

ED TOP MIX processes the entire composition mix-set for cement dosages from 50 to 500 kg/m3 with a 10 kg/m3 pitch, then transfers these to the automation system, considering the moisture detected by the sensors. The user can accept or adjust these dosages once the program is completed.

Test results are compared to the data collected to determine the main correlations (strength vs curing time, strength vs dosage of cement, compressive strength vs water/cement ratio, strength vs consistency etc).

Through different statistical monitoring methods, ED TOP MIX controls- for each plant - the average strength and the average square deviation of each mix design.

Finally, ED TOP MIX provides alternatives to update the dosages for the different concrete grades and consistencies, always meeting the requirements of the selected exposure classes. Updates are automatically transferred to the automation system to replace the previous ones.

Through the continuous collection and analysis of strength test data, ED TOP MIX allows updating the control parameters of product quality in real-time. Moreover, the mix-sets no longer being used are permanently stored.

The core system is an entire suite of intuitive and fully integrated products lines ranging from a mix design management tool to a pre-invoicing interface, including an effective product quality control process through consistency measurement.

ED TOP MIX general characteristics:

  • An advanced system to design concrete mixtures
  • A natural integration of the automated production
  • Engineered with expert professional

ED TOP MIX is subdivided into the following main steps:

  • Management and analysis of the archived materials
  • Aggregates designation according to UNI EN 12620
  • Study of the mix-set on single grading analyses or the average of a series of grading analyses
  • Choice of the reference curve
  • Optimization of the relationship between granulometric classes
  • Approximate composition of the mixture with the absolute volume method
  • Execution of experimental mixes
  • Development of a composition mix-set (prescribed concrete)
  • Mix-set interfacing with the automation system
  • Tests and specimen management (cubes and cylinders)
  • Statistical control of average strength and average square deviation
  • Choice of the standard of reference for the durability parameters
  • Mix-set by performance (designed concrete)