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Geotechnical equipment distribution for sale or rent

Orbis Terrarum is the exclusive distributor in Spain of instruments for monitoring material compaction, soil investigation equipment and settlement line control equipment. In recent years, and due to its great design and excellent results, these equipments have become into habitual instruments used in Europe and America:

» Light Drop-Weight Deflectometer ZFG 3.0
» SOLGEO Borehole Geophysical Equipment and Dynamic Monitoring
» Lightweight dynamic penetrometer PANDA®, PANDITO®, KODIAK® & e-KODIAK®
» The electronic plate bearing tester AX 01
» Settlement line control equipment

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Light Drop-Weight Deflectometer ZFG 3.0

Light drop-weight deflectometer with total automatic measurement of dynamic modulus Evd (which has an equivalence with static modulus EV2). Measurement supplement of 'in situ' CBR and Lab. CBR

It has been used in Germany for 35 years and has been spread worldwide with thousands of units sold, coming to replace the old plate bearing test because of its speed, lightness and reliability. This method has its own German and Spanish Standard 103807-2:2008 UNE. Its main applications and features are:

» Quality control: sub grades for roads and railway platforms.

» Easy handling, no additional load vehicle is necessary, one man handling, multiple tests in a short time, immediate evaluation (indication of the dynamic forming module on the display, print out of one or more test records directly at the building site).

SOLGEO Borehole Geophysical Equipment and Dynamic Monitoring

Cross Hole, Down Hole, Acelerometers and Sismometers for sale with automatic recording for every seismic, sonic and ultrasonic measurement throw own hardware and software developed by SOLGEO itself.

SOLGEO has a wide offer of geophysical equipment and dynamic seismic monitoring, whose main applications in soils, structures and buildings studies are:

» Studies for dams, piles, monuments, buildings, foundations, industrial plants.

» Medición de vibraciones derivadas de impulsos dinámicos Dynamic pulse vibration measurements from blasting, industrial facilities, heavy transports...

» Cross Hole and Down Hole Geophysical Studies applied to Geotechnics.

» Iinstallations of seismic and micro seismic networks in extraction and storage facilities for Oil&Gas industry.

Lightweight dynamic penetrometer PANDA®, PANDITO®, KODIAK® & e-KODIAK®

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.

The electronic plate bearing tester AX 01

Distribution of the electronic plate bearing tester AX 01 from the German Company, The electronic plate bearing tester AX 01 allows to determine(according to several European and American standards).

With its waterproof case, outside lying buttons and an illuminated display the electronic device can also be used under bad environmental circumstances.Test certificates can already be printed at the building site.The results of the inspection can be saved on an SD-card for further treatment on the PC.

» The bearing capacity and the deformability of soils very easily.

» By applying and releasing the load on the soil repetitively the load-settlement curve.

» The strain modules Ev1 and Ev2.

» The modulus of sub grade reaction

Applications of the electronic plate bearing tester AX 01.pdf

Settlement line control equipment

The settlement line control equipment is manufactured by the Swedish company CONSOIL

Applications: settlement ground control, directional drillings and underground pipes situation.The main advantages are that is simple, economic and fast installation of previous elements. Land leveling not required as other methods.

» Auxiliary elements are situated underground, so data acquisition is not influenced by site scheduling.

» Simple, flexible and fast data acquisition after making a short course on site.

» Rapidez, flexibilidad y sencillez en la toma de datos, que puede realizarse tras un sencillo curso en obra.

» Reliable and precise data acquisition, with and accuracy lower than 5 mm.

Ingeopres May 2012.