Conjet North America hosts hydrodemolition educational weekPublished 19/4, 2022 at 10:05
Conjet AB, the global manufacturer of Automated Concrete Removal (ACR) robots, is committed to ensuring that its customers are successful with their projects as well as growing worldwide demand for hydrodemolition services.
In furtherance of this mission, from the 22 to 24 February, Conjet Inc., the North American subsidiary of Conjet AB, hosted a three day event at its Charlotte, North Carolina headquarters to provide customer training and promote market awareness of the benefits of hydrodemolition. Conjet was represented by its North American team as well as members of its Swedish team. The latter consisted of Conny Tångring (global service manager), Miguel Paquez (global product manager, parts and accessories) and Rebecca Nilsson (global marketing manager).
‘ConjetU’ training programme enhances customers’ operational skills
The week started with a two day Conjet University training programme, known as ConjetU. Fourteen operators, representing five Conjet customers attended. They received both classroom and hands on equipment training covering the fundamentals of hydrodemolition, the ACR operating system, safety, maintenance and troubleshooting. In addition, the attendees were able to share their combined knowledge, experience best practices across a range of different projects and jobsite conditions. At the close of the programme, each attendee was awarded a certificate of completion establishing that they had passed the ConjetU training programme and are certified to operate Conjet equipment. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive. One attendee commented, ‘Conjet has a great future. They care about educating their customers.’
Conjet Demo Day Increases market awareness of hydrodemolition’s benefits
Immediately following ConjetU on 24 February, Conjet hosted a public demonstration to promote the application and benefits of hydrodemolition. Over 40 people attended, including infrastructure managers, industry suppliers, Conjet customers and other contractors interested in learning how to utilise hydrodemolition on upcoming projects. During the morning session, Conjet provided educational sessions describing the hydrodemolition process, the company’s product line and the key factors to consider when planning a bridge project. After breaking for lunch, attendees were given a front row seat at the live demonstration of hydrodemolition removal on a concrete slab at the Conjet facility. The demolition was performed with the Conjet 557 MPA robot, the most versatile hydrodemolition robot in the Conjet line. Following the live demonstration, attendees were provided with refreshments and additional time to network, engage in technical discussions regarding Conjet’s ACR robots and potential jobsite applications.
Andrew Johnson, pavement design engineer for the Southeast Cement Promotion Association, commented, “The Conjet Demo Day increased my understanding of the power of hydrodemolition and its potential applications for maintaining concrete transportation infrastructure. After seeing the live demonstration, I came away very impressed with the speed and quality of the demolition. I was also able to brainstorm with Conjet’s customers regarding some potential new applications for using hydrodemolition to repair cement highways. I hope to attend the next event and plan to invite my colleagues to join me.”
Stephen Sistrunk, Conjet CEO for North America, stated, “We are extremely pleased with the turnout for Conjet’s first ever North American Demo Day. By providing a live demonstration to the audience of infrastructure managers, our experienced customers and other contractors seeking to improve the efficiency of concrete removal, we facilitated a unique educational and networking opportunity that should serve to benefit our customers and grow overall demand for hydrodemolition services in the North American market. We plan to host many more of these Demo Days in the future, starting with another event that will take place this summer. We invite anyone interested in learning more about hydrodemolition and Conjet’s innovative ACR robots to attend our next event.” If you would like to be added to the invite list for Conjet’s next Demo Day, please contact Rick Larsson, Conjet’s national accounts manager at: email@example.com.