The ForneyVault Platform

Unlock the Potential of Your Testing Process

ForneyVault adds the power of the cloud and automated data capture and transfer to your construction materials testing workflows. Load sample data in your machine instantly. Create an unbreakable link between your machine and a searchable results database. Automatically send results to your LIMS, third-party software, clients and stakeholders. It’s the future of materials testing, today.

How It Works

Unlock the potential of
your testing process.

ForneyVault adds the power of the cloud and automated data capture and transfer to your construction materials testing workflows. Load sample data in your machine instantly. Create an unbreakable link between your machine and a searchable results database. Automatically exchange data with your LIMS, third-party software, clients and stakeholders. It’s the future of materials testing, today.

Promote trust and transparency.

ForneyVault makes critical test data and results instantly accessible to internal and external stakeholders. That visibility means increased trust in the process and the opportunity to uncover potential improvements and optimizations. If anyone ever questions your results or methods, you’ll have a reliable record available instantly.

Get more done
in less time.

The truly automated testing process that ForneyVault makes possible means concrete manufacturers can do more with less. Wasteful, non-value-add tasks are eliminated, replaced by highly efficient automatic processes.

Accurate test data,
every time.

Every human interaction with test data has the potential to create a mistake. ForneyVault drives accuracy into the materials testing process by eliminating potential failure points and creating unalterable records.

The Path to
Truly Automated Testing Process

ForneyVault is the final piece of a truly automated materials testing process. Combined with an automatic testing machine (or a manual machine retrofit with a ForneyLink® interface), it creates unbreakable dataflows throughout the entire workflow. From the time a specimen is created through archiving test results, manual processes are all but eliminated – increasing accuracy, transparency and productivity.

Fully Manual Testing: The Bad Old Days

Time was, materials testing was carried out on manual machines, with specimen labeling, load settings and result recording all done by hand. This was truly manual testing. And it definitely wasn’t great.

Semi-Automated Testing

Of course, you can add laboratory software or a LIMS package to a manual machine to automate some scheduling and data flows. But you’re still running tests by hand and keying in information.

Semi-Automated Testing

An automatic testing machine, like the Forney VFD Series, can control tests according to pre-defined protocols. But without some help, it won’t know what it’s testing for preloading and variance control.

Semi-Automated Testing

You can make a connection between a machine and a LIMS package. But it’s typically quite rudimentary – one-way data flow, or even manual keying.

Truly Automated Testing

And then there’s truly automated testing, with an automatic (or converted manual) machine, software like a LIMS package or ForneyTools™, and ForneyVault. Every possible piece of human intervention is eliminated, saving time and increasing accuracy.

Is your materials testing process truly automated?

No matter how good your machine, if you don’t have ForneyVault, you don’t have truly automated testing. That means you could be exposed to dozens of potential failure points and opportunities for human error, putting at risk your reputation – and more.

Positive PointsManual TestingSemi-Automated TestingTruly Automated Testing
Reduced clerical and administrative costs
Positive Specimen Identification
Positive Test Assurance
SpecimenID/Test Protocol/Test Date/Mat'l Performance
Positive Test Performance
Preload/Rate/Break Detect
Immediate, accessible, detailed test and sample results
Improved compliance
Avoid fines, limit compliance verification labor expense
Optimal lab time performance
Verified test to spec - rate, load, position
Calibration expiration warning
Calibration non-linearity detection
Specimen Discard Management
Fully integrated handshake with LIMS/ERP/Private Solutions
Full featured ForneyTools web and mobile acess