Providing your employees with education and training relevant to their job responsibilities is an investment that pays tremendous dividends. The WCCT is continuing to develop programs that satisfy the major employment needs of the concrete and concrete products industries. All segments of these industries are encouraged to contact us at either +1.989.354.1072 or via e-mail to discuss individual training possibilities.
Concrete Masonry Technology
Concrete Masonry Technology
Concrete Masonry Technology covers all aspects of manufacturing concrete products. In an easy to follow structured format, the class covers raw material components (cement, water, aggregate, admixtures and pigment), hands on aggregate sieve analysis, multi aggregate blending, mix designs, manufacture of product and curing fundamentals. It really is the complete package which will produce an immediate impact within your operations. Be assured that after the completion of class, students will have a working understanding of all aspects of raw materials, mixing sequence, mix designs and curing to champion this knowledge when they return back to their facilities.
The Vibrapac® concrete products machine course is a hands on study of the proper machine adjustments, electronics and electrical schematic print reading of the V3 Vibrapac® concrete products machines. Students are given troubleshooting problems as a practical application of these topics.
The Advanced Vibrapac® course provides more extensive hands-on work for practical application in concrete products production, both mechanical and electrical. Students are required to adjust a concrete products machine to low height and to manufacture concrete products in class. Electrical sessions cover Allen-Bradley programmable controllers. Greater concentration is applied to schematic print reading and ladder logic diagnosis. Before attending this course, students must complete the Vibrapac® course.
The Electronic Controls course includes an in-depth study of electrical wiring and programmable logic controllers. Applications and troubleshooting for Allen-Bradley programmable controllers are studied. Practical applications and troubleshooting will be covered on concrete products machines, Multi-Spade Besser-Matic® loader/unloaders and cubers.
The Product Handling course covers all aspects of the handling once product has been manufactured. Adjustments, schematic print reading and solid state circuitry is covered for: E-Model & Multi-Spade Besser-Matic loaders/unloaders, LSC & PTS handling systems, curing, depalleter, turnover, splitter and both semi-automatic & automatic cuber types. The curing session has been added to the curriculum whereas students will gain an understanding of why we cure product and the benefits of proper curing fundamentals.
In this class students will cover products such as segmental retaining walls, pavers and advanced architectural products. It will also cover the use of core pullers and an in‐depth look at material variegation / blending of colors to create a unique product appearance. All machine types, including Cam machines, Servopac® and competitive equipment (plate vibration/large pallet equipment) will be covered. Pertinent ASTM specifications for specialty products, recycled materials and their use in our industry will be discussed. This class is well suited for concrete technicians, quality personnel or advanced machine operators.
The Advanced Servo Vibration/Servo Main Drive course focuses on how the system smooths out the entire machine cycle while improving filling of the mold, reducing mold wear and increasing productivity for a range of products including block, segmented retaining walls, pavers and flat products. Students will receive hands-on instruction on adjusting the ASV/SMD for producing a variety of products and training for enhancing their troubleshooting and machine adjustment skills on a Vibrapac® concrete products machine.
The Executive Session is a condensed version of the Concrete Masonry Technology and Vibrapac® Blockmakers Workshops® tailored to upper management. New products, programs and current issues are also discussed in a round-table format with industry executives and professionals.
Price: USD $800
Note: The Executive Session does not qualify for Master Blockmaker certification.