Long-Term Bridge Testing. Position of Pilings Posted in: Position Measurement – Tags: Academia University and Government Research, Civil Engineering
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.
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.