Introducing Astec Digital

In response to customer and industry demand, we are excited to announce Astec Digital, a single-vendor technology solution for the Rock to Road value chain.

The Astec Digital Mission is to create best-in-class solutions for our customers. Beginning with the acquisition of Grathwol Telematics and continuing with the acquisition of the MINDS Controls Platform of products, Astec has committed to growing and expanding its portfolio of digital solutions. Astec sees an opportunity to unite its existing Control Technology products with these recent acquisitions as Astec Digital.

Astec Digital meets the demands of the Rock to Road Industry by connecting and developing the best features from Astec Controls, MINDS and Grathwol.

Our Vision for Astec Digital:

  • Simplify and Standardize solutions for asphalt, concrete, aggregate and other fixed / moving equipment controls and telematics
  • Build solutions to span all our fleet
  • Allow optimization and data based Intelligent solutions
  • Enhanced training, support and customer experience

"The formation of the Astec Digital business unit positions us to build out a digital platform across our Rock to Road value chain of products. With this platform in place, Astec will be able to grow our digital offerings and execute on our goal to provide a simple, standardized digital solution to all our customers across the Rock to Road value chain."

~ Jaco van der Merwe, President and CEO Astec Industries

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MINDS Data Suite

With the MINDS Data Suite, Astec is positioned to build out a digital platform across our integrated Rock to Road product portfolio. Our experience across the spectrum of Rock to Road business sectors provided the knowledge and resources to invest in industry-leading innovations that drive value for customers.

The new MINDS Data Suite is an all-new technology platform combining the power of MINDS with the Astec culture of innovation.

Our Guiding Principles for the MINDS Data Suite:

  • Invest in the key solution area
  • Quarterly update
  • Clear roadmap of future investments

  “MINDS DataSuite brings together all of the digital offerings into a single standardized platform from Astec. Our intention and objective is to be a digital solution provider of choice. As our offerings evolve, we are committed to our customers in the Rock to Road value chain. We vow to remain a customer focused entity developing durable solutions to help our customers on their journey.,”  

~ Sid Verma, Chief Technology Officer and President – Digital and Innovation Astec Industries.

 

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Scalable and customizable to suit your specific needs, our new breed of control systems combines the time-tested expertise of Astec software with the cutting-edge integration of the Minds platform.  Reliable, configurable, and highly accurate, our unified, user-centric platform now includes highly intuitive graphic interfaces, remote access via modern mobile applications, dual workstation access, and more. The production-level data forms the foundation that flows up the pipeline to large-scope job/business management IT tools.
Highlights:
• Modular controls platform
•  Vendor agnostic solution offerings
•  Standard controls arch across the plants and fleet

Offerings:
Asphalt Drum Plant Controls  dependable, accurate, reliable, and customizable for comprehensive total plant control
Asphalt Batch Plant Controls  powerful and easy-to-use visual software combined with dedicated hardware
• Asphalt Blending Controls ideal for a simple bitumen and aggregates blending-only application
Tank Terminal Controls  monitor and control temperatures of liquids in storage tanks and levels of liquids in the tanks
Emulsion and Modified Bitumen Controls  handle all phases of emulsion production and storage
Burner Controls multi-actuator, multi-fuel, precision burner control
Loadout Controls manage loadout of material into trucks ready for delivery or load-in of material to transfer


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Our telematics systems allow service technicians and owners to protect their investment and keep operating costs low by monitoring a selected machine in real-time through a wireless signal, addressing any issues that may arise while the machine works. It also allows Astec customer service personnel to remotely view the machine in real time and be there for the customer anytime, anywhere. The engine, hydraulic and electrical systems, grade control, and GPS location are all monitored in detail.

Highlights:
• Mixed-fleet standard telematics offer common user interface
• Access critical data and key performance indicators
• Decrease expenses and keep mobile equipment in safe operating condition by staying on top of diagnostics

Offerings:
• Telematics & Equipment Diagnostics
• Telematics & Equipment Manager

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Data and Process Intelligence
Get the big picture of your operation with Astec Data and Process and Intelligence products. Multi-site plant management, enterprise-level ticketing, quality control, material usage and inventory, and performance metrics dashboards allow you to get critical information about your operations where you need it and when you need it. We are constantly innovating to offer the best solutions for plant managers, operators, and business managers.

 

Highlights :

• E-ticketing
• Invoicing
• Fleet Tracking
• Performance metrics dashboards provide operation visibility
• Optimization and data based Intelligent solutions

 

Offerings:
LiveTank Monitor remote monitoring of liquid tank farms & heating
LiveJob Monitor real-time data from your ticketing software
Plant Operations Manager multi-plant dashboard
Mix Quality Manager live dashboard with production run data
LiveBin Monitor in-cab production dashboard for loaders
Ticket Manager ticketing and management software
• Ticket Manager Enterprise
• Maintenance Manager 

Our automation solutions enable safer and optimized operations through remote or robotic processes. Astec entered the robotics sector in 2016 with the SiloBot, a proprietary device that inspects the structural integrity of asphalt storage silos. As Astec has gained knowledge and experience in use of robotics, new applications are being identified and developed to bring even more value and resolution to inspection services.

Highlights:
• Robotic Inspection can access hard-to-reach areas
• Inspections are quick and can be performed at night to prevent conflicts with production schedules
• Inspections do not require personnel to enter a confined space, making it the safest available method

Offerings:
SiloBot Inspection Service remote robotic inspection device for storage silos
PlenumBot Inspection Service remote robotic inspection device for baghouse

Astec Silobot robot inspecting an asphalt storage silo.

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