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Testimonials


Elmira Road Materials, LLC

Minds Automation has exceeded my expectations with regards to features, ease of operation and reliability. I researched automation controls for 3 years before making the decision to install Minds. I can honestly say I am extremely satisfied with the overall performance of Minds and the service provided by both Minds Inc. and Reliable Asphalt Products.

Jeff O’Brien, Member
Plant Manager
Elmira Road Materials, LLC

Blythe Construction, Inc.

The plant control system that Minds designed for us has worked very well. The graphics depict the plant almost identically as built and are very easy to follow from the control room. Each valve is shown with its position indicated by colors that make identifying issues, such as a stuck valve, extremely easy. The materials that we have produced with the system have been very consistent from the first production run. Also, Minds has been very responsive to any issues that have been identified and can dial into the system and make adjustments easily.

Allen Hendricks, Vice President
Asphalt Division Manager
Blythe Construction, Inc.

Reliable Asphalt Products

Our joint venture with Minds and Milestone Contractors was a successful partnership that served to improve the controls for one of our top customers.

Mike Mauzy
Co-founder
Reliable Asphalt Products

Roxboro Excavation, QC

The quality and stability of the mix produced is incredible. I even had samples tested independently as it was almost unbelievable. All plant equipment is controlled on screen eliminating consoles, button and the likes. This allows for easier maintenance and operator training. The interface is user friendly and my operators had no difficulty at all getting used to it. MINDS accompanied us all the way giving us useful and pertinent insight into the control part of the design, saving a lot of time and errors. We bought another plant in 2010 and we stripped the old control system out without hesitation.

Daniel Theoret
Equipment Manager
Roxboro Excavation, QC

Construction DJL, Montreal

At DJL, we have been using Minds control systems with satisfaction for more than ten years and we currently operate 15 plants with those systems, plus 2 ordered this year. We use them on batches, drums and hybrid plants. The performance is there and the service is very satisfactory. I can recommend them without hesitation.

Jean-Claude Ducharme
Equipment Manager
Construction DJL, Montreal

K-Five Construction Corporation, Chicago, IL

We have been using Minds products for many years and their automation software equips now five of our six plants. We even specified them to provide the control system on the latest two Astec plants we acquired. They are very responsive and have easily incorporated our requests in their products. I would recommend them to anyone who wants a fine control of their production process.

John Sullivan
Superintendant
K-Five Construction Corporation, Chicago, IL

The Allen Company

I could write you a book on every way it has helped us out, so I will just hit the high points.

Within the first week of running we found mechanical deficiencies at every plant.

  • Loadcells that were still working but did not calibrate out well.
  • Asphalt content issue fixed.
  • Vibrations being picked up by the tachs due to how the wiring was run.
  • Safeties and limits that weren’t working.

Overall, we have cut our downtime due to controls issues to zero hours across three plants. This is a big change from the last few years where we were fighting issues almost daily. Whether it was lost PLC programming, output cards blowing out, systems glitches, wasted mix due to an inconsistent mix design, wasted oil due to chasing asphalt content, the list goes on.

The program is very easy to use and work on. With five plants to keep running I stay on the road most of the day. When we have had issue with tachs or something electrical I can easily pull over on the side of the road, remote in, fix the issue or work in a bypass to get them back running within minutes. I used to have to drive an hour just to try and see what the issue was.

Our plants are running more efficient, downtime has been minimized, customer support is instantly available, and the product leaving the plant is of higher quality and consistently than it ever has been.

Brandon Watson
Quality Control & Asphalt Plant Operations Manager
The Allen Company

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