By James Careless
Imagine a future where asphalt pavement production is entirely automated.
Conjure up self-driving trucks hauling raw materials to a fully-automated asphalt plant and unloading them in sensor-monitored, weight measurement holding areas. Think of the materials and fluids stored in these areas being constantly monitored by sensors tracking their humidity, temperatures and other vital characteristics. Then all this data is fed into and analyzed by the plant’s asphalt mixing control software in real-time. (more…)