Jul 23, 2019
Troxler Purchases TestQuip to Round Out Balanced Mix Design Portfolio
Troxler Electronic Laboratories, Inc., a global leader in testing and measurement equipment for the road construction industry, and TestQuip, LLC, a producer of crack testing equipment and accessories for contractors, states and research groups, announced last week the purchase of TestQuip by Troxler.
This union rounds out Troxler’s portfolio of Balanced Mix Design products. The Balanced Mix Design (BMD), or Performance-Engineered Mixture Design (PEMD), is an adjustment to the current USA Superpave volumetric testing that adds performance testing to the equation in the form of both rut and crack testing. This means that pavement designers will be able to model consistency in volumetrics and performance in BMD with these new tests, enabling states and contractors to build long-lasting asphalt roads with minimum maintenance required.
“We already make the premiere Hamburg rut testing equipment and adding the next piece of the puzzle will give us the best Balanced Mix Design offering available in both quality, accuracy and durability,” said William F. Troxler, Jr. “We hope to help each state choose the tests that will best predict performance for that area.”
Across the nation, many DOTs are already implementing or testing the BMD approach with six DOTs already using it and another 20 DOTs using some sort of rut and crack testing in mix design. Troxler is proud to offer a complete BMD product portfolio to the road construction industry.