01 November 2016

The Plateman

Grampian Geotechnical are proud to announce the purchase of the PLATEMAN auto logging plate load system. The PLATEMAN brings the standard Plate Load Test up to date at last, with benefits for both users and clients in terms of rapid testing, instant results and accurate measurements. The PLATEMAN is a battery powered, wireless, auto logging test system complete with reporting software.

Test results are viewed in real time as the test progresses and results can be viewed instantly on site. The operator simply enters the required load, the number of increments and cycles and presses the go button. The handheld rugged PDA then prompts the operator when to increase the load and when to hold and release it.

Load and displacement measurements are recorded using wireless load cell and digital displacement transducers and transmitted to the PDA in real time. The operator never has to enter the potentially dangerous area below the reaction load to take readings. After the test is completed, the data can be analysed and re-viewed instantly on site, including calculation of estimated CBR.

The Rugged PDA can also be used to record other site information if required and includes a GPS feature to log test positions. Check system are in place throughout the test, to ensure that the plate is bedded in and is not tilting.

The system includes a lightweight, modular, adjustable height, reference beam, that the transducers and wireless connection module hang off. This is easily transportable around site speeding up the testing process.

Features & Benefits

  • Lightweight modular reference beam is easily transportable
  • Rugged PDA in protective case enables testing in all weathers
  • User friendly PC reporting software for personalised and rapid reporting of results
  • Real-Time data presentation and load application prompts for reliable test data
  • BS1377: Part 9: 1990 Compliant