OCM to build intelligent concrete sensor for Giatec

OCM Manufacturing of Ottawa has signed an agreement with Giatec Scientific Inc., to manufacture Giatec´s SmartRockâ„¢ electronic concrete temperature monitoring device, the company said.

SmartRock is a rugged waterproof wireless sensor for monitoring the temperature and maturity of concrete from fresh to hardened stage. This information is analyzed using a mobile app to estimate the real-time strength of concrete.

The SmartRock sensor is placed directly in formwork at the pouring stage and enables wireless and continuous monitoring of concrete temperature and strength, which is critical to the successful utilization of concrete in modern structures. The product has several benefits: optimization of formwork removal times, more accurate assessments of load on structures and it enables the ongoing adjustment of curing temperatures. Data is recorded on the SmartRockâ„¢ memory and downloaded and shared via a smartphone or tablet computer on-site during concrete setting and hardening.

Founded in 1988, OCM Manufacturing is an Ottawa based company that specializes in contract electronics manufacturing for low-and mid-volume product lines. The company specializes in turnkey services, including printed circuit board (PCB) assembly and test, full system assembly, test, supply chain management, warranty administration, field return servicing and other after-market services.