The right amount of water is often important when mixing. Water must be added to dry ready-mixes such as mortar or fillers to achieve the desired consistency for processing during mixing. In the past, water was added more or less by eye, but today this is not recommended for modern building materials. Many of these mortars, adhesives and fillers contain a large number of chemical components and constituents in order to guarantee very specific properties in these materials. It is therefore crucial that the added water is dosed precisely. A difference of a 0.3 quarts is often all it takes to influence the material property or processing. Adding further water later on is usually also not desired.
To add a precise quantity of water when mixing, Collomix has developed its new water dosing device for the construction site — the AQiX. It is a practical and precise dosing device for the mixing water. The AQiX is connected to a hose and can be attached to any standard mixing bucket or mixing machine with its sturdy bracket. The AQiX ensures the right mixture in each case. During the trial phase for the AQiX, numerous users were able to see for themselves the new level of quality achieved in terms of water quantity and the mixing result. They confirm its ease of use and its great benefit in practice.
The battery-powered AQiX (2 x AA) operates wirelessly and is therefore suitable for mobile use. The desired amount of water can be preselected via an easy-to-operate display on the device. As soon as the start button is pressed, the water flows up to the set value and then switches off automatically. This allows a precise amount of water to be constantly filled into the bucket. Manual measuring is no longer necessary. A pleasant side effect is that there is no need to carry water buckets, for example from hydrants. This additionally relieves strain on the worker on the construction site and protects his health. Several quantities can also be stored on the Collomix AQiXX water dosing device so that they can be called up at the touch of a button. The AQiX can even be used to supply water without specifying a quantity: Press the start button and simply switch it off again once the desired quantity has been reached.
For Collomix, a high standard of functionality, ergonomics and design is an integral part of the brand core. This is also evident in the AQiX water dosing device. It impresses with its clear and precise functionality, attractive appearance and ergonomic design. The device sits comfortably in your hand, has a clear and easy-to-follow control panel and is very easy to use.
With its unbreakable plastic housing, the AQiX is designed for use on the construction site and is very light, weighing approx. 700 grams. The metal bracket ensures a secure hold on the mixing vessels or the drums of the mixing machines. The hose can be connected via a standard ¾” hose coupling or, alternatively, via a bayonet connection. The AQiX works extremely precisely with water pressure of up to 6 bar (29 - 87 psi). The pre-selectable dosing quantities can be determined from 0.3 to 99 quarts in increments of 0.1 quarts. The accuracy of the dosing device is 0.05 quarts.
The AQiX’s benefits in terms of sustainability also speak for themselves: no wastage of water due to uncontrolled water abstraction and the precise and economical use of water as a resource.
The Collomix water dosing device AQiX is supplied in a robust hard-shell case and is available from qualified specialist building materials dealers from spring 2020.