Long-Term Bridge Testing. Position of Pilings Posted in: Position Measurement – Tags: ,

Acuity Laser Sensors Are Used to Monitor the Holding Position of Pilings

Our rangefinders have been used to monitor the position of pilings holding up bridges of a freeway. In a particular application example, the civil engineering department in Champaign, Illinois, wanted to monitor the movement of the pilings over a long period of time. The students of University of Illinois used Acuity rangefinders for a wide variety of testing purposes, including the structural position movement of the pilings over time.

The AR1000 distance sensor is commonly used for structural monitoring. The AR1000 has a model available to allow the sensor to be operated in colder environments, down to -40°C (-40°F), using an internal heater.

As well the AR1000 can be installed on outdoor platforms and in winter weather without a custom-built enclosure. With 30 meters of measurement range on natural targets, the AR1000 can be installed in a remote area to provide ±3mm of accuracy.

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AR1000 Laser Distance Sensor

The Acuity AR1000 laser distance sensor can measure up to 30 meters on natural targets and up to 150 meters with a retroreflective target with an accuracy of ± 3 mm. This rugged sensor is built for tough, industrial environments and applications such as fill level measurement and material height monitoring.