What does WinRock do?

WinRock will do the hard work of generating the reports you need for your state-required reporting. Originally designed for quarries in the state of Indiana, B&P Software adapts WinRock for your specific state. Upon final completion of Ohio state requirements, the Ohio version will be updated to include the required reports. The Kentucky version is under development and close to completion.

Includes Control and Critical Sieve charts and the following reports: 30 Point Statistics, Summary, Ad Hoc Summary and Pre-selected.




What WinRock specifically does.

WinRock has been designed to satisfy the requirements of Indiana's Certified Aggregate Producer Program (CAPP). Version 3 adds functions that also make it useful for producers that sell into or from other states.

WinRock stores gradation data and several other common tests required by the state of Indiana and also allows the operator to create two user defined tests. The tests that will be performed for each product and stored by the program is selectable.

WinRock stores more than just the data. Fields for entering other important information such as location, shot numbers, important test times/dates and technician notes help retrieve data in hundreds of complex ways if one chooses. Easy to create report templates make the job of recovering information once or many times, very simple.

If operating outside the state of Indiana, technicians can still use the information themselves in their own quality programs. Indiana's CAPP system is well respected in the midwest area. Potential customers can use the demo to create reports and charts to assess the applicability to their own programs and get feedback from their state inspectors. Many other processes such as concrete and asphalt producers require this kind of information about the stone they are buying. B&P Software is very much interested in these out-of-state requirements and looking for ways WinRock can be of help.

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How it does it.

Most operations in WinRock are handled by setting up templates. Templates provide a number of default entries for recurring data and give consistency to the appearance and entry of data. The templates are kept in lists so that most of the time, a technician simply chooses a template from a list of template descriptions to begin a task. For example, to create a new test, a technician selects the template that describes the test they wish to create, accepts or edits the default information and clicks on the Done button in the test creation dialog. Version 3 adds speed buttons for most common tasks such as new tests, reports and charts. The test viewer is divided into several smaller sections that contain information for the specific test procedures allowed by the template. These areas are clearly marked by the test name and show only the results of the data contained in them. After creating a test or recalling a test from storage, information is entered for each test by clicking with the mouse on the specific test area or using the dedicated function key assigned to it. A dialog box will appear containing entry fields to be edited. Version 3 adds many more options to the viewer such as specification selection, previous and next test, quick charts and test printing.

WinRock is shipped with a scale server application that allows WinRock to communicate with many makes and models of weighing instruments. Use of this feature is automatic and seamless once properly initialized. Weight data entry fields can weigh and move to the next data field by simply pressing the + key when the cursor is in a weight field.

Data can be extracted for use by other applications such as spread sheets and data base managers. Extraction can be automated in the reporting system.

Custom reports are separate programs provided by B&P Software at an additional charge. These programs can do virtually anything that is not already done in WinRock.

Preselected reports are lists of report and chart templates that may be executed as a batch.

A company logo can be printed with every report.

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More new features added to Version 2.

In Addition to those items already mentioned, version 3 of WinRock
introduces tabbed, multiple dialog boxes that make creating and editing templates easier. Tools have also been added to allow merging of test templates and simpler archiving. Security has been enhanced by adding variable levels. Custom reports can be initiated from the main menu and preselected reports can be more easily maintained.

WinRock3 security has been expanded to give more control over what may be changed in the program. Some data files are very important to the integrity of the entire system and will usually represent a considerable amount of time getting everything set up appropriately.

Security can prevent unauthorized or accidental access to these key files.

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Future versions of WinRock.

Besides the inclusion of other states. Future plans for WinRock include:

  • Internet capabilities for data collection and  retrieval as well as upgrades and corrections  to the application itself.

  • More modularity to resolve changes and upgrades and  individual state requirements.

  • OLE support to provide access to WinRock data  from other applications such as spread sheets  and data base managers.

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Source number licensing

The State of Indiana and many other states assign an identifying number to the sources that wish to sell aggregates to the state.   B&P Software provides each WinRock version as a unique application bound to an individual source.

If this source is represented in other states by other identifying numbers, these also are included in the application up to a maximum of 5 identifiers. Each identifier can be mapped to a separate set of specifications for gradations.

The software license granted to the purchaser of WinRock is for the unique identifiers provided at compile time. Use of the program for other sources is prohibited without the written consent of B&P Software.

Historically, B&P Software has provided updates and corrections to the identifying criteria contained in the program at no charge.   Special considerations can be made for other arrangements in most cases. Contact B&P to see what can be done to accommodate special requirements. We want you to buy WinRock.

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Specifications used by WinRock

Gradations are performed according to AASHTO T 11 and T 27. Includes Decant, Fineness Modulus and Validity Check.

Deleterious calculations are made in accordance with AASHTO T 112, ITM 206 and IN Standard Specification 904.02(b).

Moisture calculations are made in accordance with AASHTO T 142.

Coarse Aggregate Absorption is calculated in accordance with AASHTO T 85 and IN Standard Specification 904.03(b).

Fine Aggregate Absorption is calculated in accordance with AASHTO T 84 and IN Standard Specification 904.03(b).

  Los Angeles Abrasion is calculated in accordance with AASHTO T 96 and ASTM C 535.

Fine Aggregate Angularity is calculated in accordance with AASHTO T 304, Method A.

Flat and Elongated Particles is calculated in accordance with ASTM D 4791.

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About B&P Software


B&P Software has been doing business since 1985 providing quality assurance software for other software developers, the magnet wire industry and more recently to the aggregate producers in the State of Indiana and surrounding states.

Some of our customers include, The City of Fort Wayne, Challenge Micro Systems, REA Magnet Wire, Martin Marietta, Rogers Group and Irving Materials.

Our mission is to provide easy to use, accurate and affordable software to those industries that need it.

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