Frank Georg Schulz | TERRATEST

Bluetooth Light Weight Deflectometers: Save Money and Time

May 16th 2015 at 4:36 AM

Bluetooth is a versatile innovation that can easily be integrated into most portable devices, including light falling weight deflectometers or LWDs. This technology has made it easier to use LWDs in certain worksites. The Bluetooth lightweight deflectometer is a revolutionary device that makes it easy to test soil compaction quality and soil bearing to determine overall safety and stability of the ground before any structure or roadwork can be built on it. Bluetooth technology eliminates the need for wired transmission. Hence, measurements are delivered wirelessly from the load plate to a tablet, smartphone, or computer.

A Bluetooth light weight deflectometer can be used in foreign countries because it complies with international and German standards in dynamic load plate testing. The wireless operation eliminates the need to worry about repairing the load plate's socket or the so-called, 'Achilles' heel' of LWDs. Without cables, operators of the LWD can move and position themselves more freely. Moreover, the absence of cables makes the LWD more portable and useful in places where the presence of electrical wiring may be inconvenient or unsafe.

Many Bluetooth LWDs can deliver results in an instant. They come with a built-in printer in case you need an instant hard copy of the measurements on site. Hence, you do not have to leave the construction site or go back to the office before you can view the results. Bluetooth LWDs are built with a weatherproof box, so the circuitry and sensors are protected from the harshest conditions in most construction sites.

There are Bluetooth light weight deflectometers that come with a matching app, so you can easily transfer results to your mobile devices. Voice navigation is designed to work seamlessly with Bluetooth technology and can be helpful when visibility is low in certain construction areas. Hence, compaction testing can be performed without any delays, and precise results can be delivered faster. The best LWDs have a GPS system, too, so you can have satellite photo illustrations of the site. The built-in internal memory is useful when you require automatic test storage.

Invest in a high-quality Bluetooth light weight deflectometer that comes with a one-year manufacturer's warranty. This ensures that you are using an innovative device that is accredited by ASTM E2835-11 for dynamic load plate tests. Look for a Bluetooth LWD that is used by engineers around the world. Many German construction companies rely on this device because it optimizes quality control and saves them time and money. Hence, contractors can complete projects more accurately and faster.

About The Author:
TERRATEST GmbH is world leader in 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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