SOL-SOLUTION PANDA® y PANDITO®are lightweight dynamic penetrometers with a continuous data recording and a specific software for interpretation and analysis.
This equipment was created in France in 1992, where it is widely used and has replaced the Gamma densitometer method for monitoring material compaction.
This method has its own French Standard NF P 94-105.
Its main applications are:
» Monitoring compaction of fills in earthworks, trenches: It can recognize multiple layers in a single measurement and analyze the compaction degree by specific reference Proctor test curves for each material.
» Investigation of soils up to 4 meters deep: Determination of resistance to penetration and bearing capacity of the tested terrain.
New KODIAK® and e-KODIAK® lightweight dynamic constant and variable energy penetrometers can be operated with a fixed mass of 5 kg and 2 additional masses of 3 and 2 kg. They have a penetration measurement acquisition system associated with their Solapp © mobile application to view penetrograms in real time on a smartphone or tablet (GPS). In the case of the e-KODIAK®, its automatic acquisition system and the Websprint © online software for geotechnical data processing, provide increased productivity with. They comply with EN ISO 22476-2 - DPL.
Its main benefits are:
» Adaptation of the striking energy to the stiffness of the ground during the test, simply by screwing and unscrewing the additional masses (3 masses: 5, 8 and 10 kg).
» Automatic data acquisition in real time and geo-location.
» Graph of hitting values vs. depth.
» Visualization of the dynamic penetration resistance curve.
» Estimation of the load capacity of the ground and "in situ" CBR value.