The Future of Volumetric Mixers is Here with the Titan: Lighter, Stronger & Smarter
Bay-Lynx was honoured to once again attend the highly anticipated World of Concrete, February 4-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. More than 1,500 companies exhibited, with 60,000 industry professionals learning about the latest technology to improve their business’s operations.
Here’s a highlight reel of Bay-Lynx’s best moments at the World of Concrete:
As you can see, the Bay-Lynx exhibit was constantly bustling with crowds of prospective buyers, industry media representatives and even some intrigued competitors.
This show is always a fun place to showcase our new products, and this year we were once again one of the event’s highlights with the unveiling of a new product: the strongest volumetric mixer in the world – the Titan!
If you’re familiar with volumetric mixers you will know that they save owners significant dollars, reduce waste, and reduce time spent on the job. They meter out cement, sand and water on-site, meaning that your mixer has no time limit, no waste and no worries. Whatever amount of concrete you need for your project, a volumetric mixer can deliver.
The freshly unveiled Titan has all of the benefits of a standard volumetric mixer, and so much more.
The Titan has a new design that maximizes Hardox® 450 steel, a Swedish steel known for its flexible build that removes unnecessary weight and maximizes payloads. Lighter components mean fewer trips to the gas station, more money in your pocket and reduced environmental impact.
We’ve chosen the strongest and toughest steel in the world – Hardox® 450 steel – to withstand anything that operators can throw at it, helping to double the service life of our competitors’ standard steel mixers. Harder steel also provides better dent scratch resistance, avoiding rust and keeping your fleet in like-new condition longer.
The innovative BatchPro 3.0 Operator’s Panel allows for a completely automated mixer set-up process, and helps you to communicate directly with dispatch via BatchPro Connect software.
Our all-in-one operator and fleet management software comes standard with our volumetric mixers, and makes hundreds of time-consuming processes faster and easier through three interactive interfaces.
The mobile app takes on operational tasks:
The dispatch platform helps to manage your fleet, and communicate with your crews:
The customer order portal makes getting details easier:
Our Ultralite Plus volumetric mixer was unveiled last year, and took the ‘World’ by storm with its stunning all-aluminum design for enhanced weight savings. Combined with our cyclone hydraulic oil reservoir, lightweight auger and other features, the Ultralite Plus retains its crown as the lightest mixer on the market allowing the largest payload – up to eight cubic metres – with consistency superior to any other!
Take the next step and learn why thousands of people around the world choose Bay-Lynx. Give us a shout. We would love to learn more about your goals and plans to provide a customized machine that can get you there.
The annual concrete and masonry convention takes place February 3-7 in Las Vegas
Bay-Lynx will exhibit at World of Concrete 2020, which takes place February 3-7 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. World of Concrete is the commercial construction industry’s largest annual convention for concrete and masonry professionals. During the event, more than 60,000 industry experts from all segments of the business will gather to view cutting-edge equipment, tools, and services. Representatives from Bay-Lynx will be on hand to discuss the advantages of using its state-of-the-art products.
Since 1992, Bay-Lynx has manufactured high-quality equipment for construction companies, including volumetric concrete mixers, stone spreaders, and cambering machines. Among the many benefits of working with Bay-Lynx, we customize our equipment for each client’s needs and every product is built for a long shelf life.
When you visit the Bay-Lynx booth, expect detailed presentations, examples, and case studies of three of our newest products:
BatchPro Connect: This is our three-tiered software solution for concrete producers. BatchPro Connect goes much further than the standard construction app and addresses customers, dispatchers, and operators. Every step of the process can be handled in-app, from ordering to pouring to recording. During your booth visit, get hands on and explore BatchPro Connect’s many functions.
Ultralite Plus: The Ultralite Plus is the latest version of our Volumetric Ultralite Mixer. It’s the lightest mixer on the market and allows the largest payload.
Titan Volumetric Mixer: This mixer features Hardox steel, a Swedish steel known for its flexible build and high strength. (More on this below.)
At our booth, we’ll have a team of experts present to answer all your questions and determine how Bay-Lynx’s products could enhance your project. We’ll explore the best options for you, we’ll discuss the necessary customizations to achieve the best results, and we’ll ensure you have all the information you need.
At World of Concrete 2020, we’ll introduce our new Titan Volumetric Mixer to the general public. As mentioned above, the Titan Mixer is crafted from Hardox steel, a Swedish steel with unmatched strength and durability. Hardox steel enables workers to carry more raw materials, which produces more concrete each load; it resists denting, punctures, and scuffing; and used units retain their value at a rate of an additional 15%.
Additionally, the Titan Mixer features the BatchPro 3.0 operators’ panel, which works seamlessly with the BatchPro Connect app and enables direct communication between a designated mobile device and the mixer. The Titan is also completely automated, removing the guesswork from crucial mixing steps like water dosage and gate settings.
All in all, the Titan Mixer is a gamechanger, making concrete mixing and construction faster, easier, and more modern.
Be sure to visit Bay-Lynx at Booth C6926 in the Las Vegas Convention Center’s Central Hall. To learn more about us, visit bay-lynx.com. And, to learn more about this year’s World of Concrete convention and plan your trip, visit worldofconcrete.com.
Due to a major change in the operation and specification of volumetric mixers in the UK, the Bay-Lynx team worked relentlessly on providing a mixer that will be able to meet these changes. The major challenge was to reduce the overall weight. Known as project ULP-300, the new Ultralite Plus is the first all-aluminum volumetric mixer on the market. And now with the BatchPro Connect mobile app and dispatch software, it is also the most advanced.
The engineering team at Bay-Lynx knew that they met their goals on paper, but would their data transfer to the physical build? Not only did Bay-Lynx meet their goal, they exceeded it! Bay-Lynx’s goal was to have a mixer that could carry enough material to deliver eight cubic metres of concrete whilst staying within 32,000kg weight limit as well as meeting the legal axle regulations. Bay-Lynx was thrilled to see the initial test meet their goals and successfully and legally deliver over eight cubic metres. Now that Bay-Lynx was confident in their build, it was time to prove it to the customers.
Bay-Lynx announced the live demo tour in early October of 2019. Just over two weeks later, the demos commenced. The new Ultralite Plus travelled all over the UK, stopping in locations such as North Yorkshire, Henley-on-Thames and Derbyshire. The response was outstanding! Not only were concrete operators impressed with the new look, but also the ease of operation, ease of calibration using the mobile app and the autodosing of water and admixtures that maintained the consistency and the quality of the concrete.
The tour has only just begun. The team is lined up with demos all the way through December. Customers are lined up to see what was thought would be too difficult to achieve.
Bay-Lynx listened to what customers wanted. They wanted to be able to carry a payload that can deliver eight cubic meters of concrete no matter the mix design. They wanted a machine that was easy to use and easy to calibrate. They wanted a quality product and a package that has not compromised on the specification of the truck and the ability to meet day to day operational needs and challenges.
Bay-Lynx has Delivered.
If you want to see the new era of Volumetric Mixers, contact the Bay-Lynx sales team for a demo today!
It was a big year for Bay-Lynx at the World of Concrete 2019 which recently took place in Las Vegas. After months of anticipation, the BatchPro Connect was introduced.
It was clear by the crowds that were drawn to the Bay-Lynx booth that concrete producers are very interested in our new offering.
The BatchPro Connect is a three tier solution for concrete producers, addressing the three key audiences of a concrete production business: the customer, the dispatcher and the operator. From ordering to pouring, to recording, every step of the day-to-day operation is facilitated by the app.
BatchPro Connect is different from other software serving the concrete industry. For one, it is not solely a dispatch software. While a dispatch solution is included and generates a lot of interest, calling BatchPro Connect a dispatch software would not do justice to the wide range of functionality it offers.
Referred to as a “business in a box” solution, the software manages order takings, assigning jobs, collecting payment, calibrating your machine, giving detailed diagnostics, creating custom mix designs and servicing your machine. The app connects to your mixer to make any tedious task simpler and easier.
World of Concrete 2019 was perhaps Bay-Lynx’s strongest tradeshow yet due to the big reveal. We are now in the process of rolling out the software to a select group of customers. If you would like to be included in the testing phase, please let us know. If you are interested in learning more about this app, you can contact Bay-Lynx at email@example.com or by calling 905-304-3900 and asking to speak with any of our sales reps.
On March 29, 2018, Bay-Lynx hosted our 4th annual Concrete Academy Day. Beginning at the Marquis Gardens in Ancaster, the morning and early afternoon was spent talking about detailed components of concrete (aggregate, water, cement) and the concrete industry.
Bay-Lynx’s own Sam Overduin talked about the components of concrete, their purpose and creating the right mix. Tom Palme, also of Bay-Lynx, talked about how to market your company when using a volumetric mixer as part of your fleet. Guest speakers included Bart Leupen of Sika, Angie Luis of McInnis Cement and Francis Mongeon of BASF Canada.
After the morning presentations and delicious meal provided by the Marquis Gardens, the group moved on to the Bay-Lynx head office where Mark Pennings of Bay-Lynx had prepared a volumetric mixer demonstration. The last part of the day was spent with everyone having a chance to review the mixer in detail and touring our the manufacturing facility. Many of our guests commented that they were impressed by the speed at which the mixer was able to produce the concrete.
There was alot of great content shared and equally great questions asked. Here are a few insights from the day.
A common question that came up was how a 9-foot auger can fully mix concrete at such a short distance. The reason this is a common question is because people are used to seeing big drums mixing an entire batch of concrete. The difference is that the volumetric mixer mixes only the concrete necessary. This allows the components of the concrete to be mixed in smaller sizes.
While the drums have to mix the entire 10 meters3, the volumetric mixers mix small amounts while being produced. The larger the batch that needs to be mixed, the more time it needs to be mixed. But when you are dealing with the exact same aggregates and are able to mix it in smaller portions, a 9 foot auger is able to mix the aggregates completely.
Another interesting point brought up was the importance of having well graded concrete. Not only does this provide a stronger concrete, but it saves money by using less of the most costly component – cement. The below illustration provides a visual to help you understand how to ensure your concrete aggregate is graded correctly:
Below each example is the amount of cement paste that the patters uses. You can see that the better graded the aggregate is, the less cement paste is being used without sacrificing strength. Choosing your aggregate is key. There are many factors to consider about when choosing an aggregate including size, shape and texture.
Everyone went home knowing more about the concrete they deal with on an everyday basis to enhance their on-site performance. Bay-Lynx looks forward to hosting the 5th annual Concrete Academy Day next year.