The Concrete Industry Management program is a business intensive program. The program awards students with a four-year Bachelor of Science degree in Concrete Industry Management. Recently, the program announced the donation of a Shumaker Industries’ Load and Go Ready Mix Truck Wash system for the annual auction at World of Concrete.
“We have been a family business dedicated to serving the ready-mix industry for 67 years,” said Shumaker Industries’ Mike Sellers. “Many of our customers have been working with us over three generations and are very much like family. We are grateful for those relationships and donated the Load and Go to support CIM which has done such a great job promoting the industry that we all strive to grow.”
Standard features for the Load and Go Ready Mix Truck Wash include:
- Interactive Mixer Position Recognition (IMPR) feature tracks the mixer as it pulls through the wash rack. It then communicates with the driver via a red/yellow/green light. By going slow when the light is yellow and stopping when the light is red, the driver gets the mixer in the “sweet spot” every time. The system instructs the driver if he/she went too far with a flashing red light; which will stop flashing when he/she is in the correct position. The IMPR feature with the standard updated PLC also controls the sequence of the spray bars relative to the position of the mixer. This reduces wasted water while optimizing both efficiency and consistency.
- Upgraded Touch Screen PLC differentiates between front and rear discharge mixers and/or dump trucks and actuate the correct spray bars for the vehicle going through the Load and Go.
- Three independently actuated sets of stainless-steel spray bars result in more angles of attack on the build up around the discharge end mixer and the discharge fins in the drum and even more control on how much water is entering the mix during the wash down process. Since 100% of the water directed into the drum comes exclusively from the hopper/ discharge fin cycle, the amount of water entering the mix is extremely consistent (+-.5 gal.) versus manually washing down with a hose.
- Raised steel tubes wheel guides paralleling the Load and Go direct the wheels so the mixer is consistently centered under the wash rack. The wheel guides also reduce the likelihood of the mixer hitting the wash rack.
For more information about Shumaker Industries, visit their website at www.shumakerindustries.com.
About the CIM Auction
The annual auction will be on Wednesday, Feb. 5 in the North Hall Room N262 of the Las Vegas Convention Center. The silent auction will be from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. The live auction then begins at 1 p.m. Once again this year, Internet bidding will be available on the Ritchie Bros. website, www.rbauction.com. To participate in electronic auction bidding, bidders must register a week in advance. Those participating in the auction at World of Concrete can register on-site. For a full list of items, please visit www.concretedegree.com/auction. Those interested in making a donation should contact CIM Auction Committee Chairman Ben Robuck at [email protected] or (404) 456-6867.