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Light Weight Deflectometer: Load Plate Test Using Bluetooth Technology

Sep 23rd 2015 at 5:24 AM

Bluetooth technology has made it easier to transfer data wirelessly from one device to another. German manufacturers of light weight deflectometers realized this advantage and incorporated the innovative wireless technology into some LWDs designed for load plate testing. What are the benefits of such technology? More importantly, how can it help your company? Read on to find out.

Benefits of Light Weight Deflectometers in Load Plate Testing:

A light weight deflectometer with Bluetooth can let you accomplish dynamic load plate tests in two minutes. It does not require a loading vehicle, so you can easily take it anywhere in the construction site. Moreover, test results can be delivered directly to your smartphone or tablet from the LWD via Bluetooth.

Why Use LWDs?

LWDs with Bluetooth are convenient because they eliminate the need to bring a bulky computer or laptop device on the field, especially if you are conducting a dynamic load plate test in harsh conditions. You have the option to view the results on your smart devices or print them directly on the site. High-quality LWDs from Germany come with a USB flash drive in case you want to transfer the data to your computer, too. The device has built-in memory for automatic data storage.

Light weight deflectometers with Bluetooth are designed to withstand the toughest conditions in construction sites. They are made according to ASTM E2835-11, and they come with a weatherproof box with external control buttons and a large window. This way, the main computer inside is protected and you do not have to worry about using the LWD to conduct a load plate test in dusty, muddy, or damp areas.

All these features make light weight deflectometers with Bluetooth one of the most reliable and commonly used devices for load plate testing around the world. They are useful for testing the compaction quality and bearing capacity of soils, too. And since they are made according to international and German standards for LWDs, they are ideal for use in areas like earthworks, pipelines, road construction, railway track beds, dam construction, foundations, and backfills.

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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