Features of Light Weight Deflectometer TERRATEST 5000 BLU

Posted by Frank Georg Schulz on March 24th, 2016

The light weight deflectometer is a testing device that is based on the principles of dynamic, portable impulse plate load testing to determine the soil bearing resistance and compaction of unbound base layers, non-cohesive sub-bases, and soil sub-grades. It is one of the most crucial tools applicable to many different engineering requirements. TERRATEST makes some of the leading light weight deflectometers in the industry, and these device are responsible for ensuring safety and stability of structures in some of the world's biggest airports. TERRATEST 5000 BLU comes with Bluetooth technology to simplify tests and reduce the time it takes to determine soil compaction.

Light weight deflectometer TERRATEST 5000 BLU is an intelligent Light Weight Deflectometer that comes with voice navigation and a dedicated app for smartphones or tablets. It revolutionized soil compaction testing through its wireless operation. Measurements are instead delivered to the measuring computer from the load plate via Bluetooth. Alternatively, the measurements can be transmitted directly to a tablet or smartphone. This is a great advantage when working in busy sites like airport runways because it eliminates the need to place a measuring computer directly near the mechanics. Moreover, it eliminates the need to worry about wires getting in the way.
The wireless operation eliminates the need for repairs on the so-called 'Achilles' heel' of most LWDs, the socket load plate, resulting in a more cost-effective investment when ensuring the integrity and safety of busy airport runways. Measurements conform to ASTM E2835, which standardized the use of testing equipment for measuring compaction quality of soils. It is calibrated to the ASTM E2835-11 international standard and the TP BF StB Part B8.4 German standard, too.

TERRATEST 5000 BLU is completely made in Germany, but it is suitable for use in foreign countries. It is the preferred wireless light weight deflectometer in various countries, particularly in the construction sector. It hastens the measurement process with the voice navigation feature, which instructs operators on what to do. TERRATEST 5000 BLU is designed for the most demanding and rugged sites, so it comes with a weatherproof glass lid and protective box.

There are many different features that set the TERRATEST 5000 BLU from other LWDs. The GPS system is capable of satellite photo illustration for an easier way to pinpoint the location of problem areas or where the tests were conducted. Users have the option to print the results immediately using the integrated printer or save the results in a USB flash drive.

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TERRATEST GmbH is a world leader in the development and manufacturing of Light Weight Deflectometers for dynamic load plate test. They offer the world’s first light weight deflectometer “TERRATEST 5000 BLU” with Bluetooth and voice navigation. For more information about their products, visit their website!

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