Wire deformeters measure the changes in distance between two fixed points, one being the transducer sensor and the other a fixed anchor point connected via a tensioned Kevlar or stainless-steel cable.
A movement in settlement or horizontal deformation changes the distance between these two points and is recorded by the sensor. Resulting in Wire deformeters being used for a range of applications including; displacement measurements, deformation monitoring, convergence monitoring in tunnels, cracks and fault monitoring in historic buildings and monitoring rock and landslide movement.
Electrical wire deformeter features:
- Available with either vibrating wire or potentiometer transducers
- Stainless steel IP68 rated housing
- Pulley allowing for installation on multiple planes
- 25mm or 50mm cable rage depending on device variant
Features of the USB wire deformeters:
- Rotary potentiometer and inbuilt temperature sensor in one
- 80mm of cable range -Built-in data logger for displacement and temperature data
- Alumin IP65 rated housing
- Data received via usb
Electrical wire deformeters:
- Multiple signal output options frequency (VW), Ohms or 4-20 (current loop)
- Robust housing for tough installation conditions
- Adaptable to non-parallel surfaces/ planes
- Automatic monitoring capabilities
USB wire deformeters:
- 2 in 1, sensor and data logger
- Compact size for reduced obstruction
- Stored data easily obtained via a PC
- Able to store > 51000 measurements
- Battery life of 4 years when reading on 1h frequency
Electrical wire deformeters are available in either a potentiometer (4-20mA) or vibrating wire (frequency / VW) transducer housed in a IP68 Stainless steel enclosure for analog data of deformation. The stainless-steel cable attached to the anchor point is run through a pulley, enabling the transducer and the anchor to be mounted on different planes, even perpendicular, increasing its suitability to a variety of situations and applications.
USB wire deformeters consist of a IP65 aluminium enclosure housing a rotary potentiometer and logger connected to a tensioned steel cable with 80mm of range. Movements between the fixed wire deformeter and the corresponding eyebolt anchor is recorded as a change in distance, stored data in the logger is then received using a mini-USB cable.
- Mass rock movement
- Embankment monitoring
- Landslide and rock fall monitoring
- Surface faults and cracks associated with settlement and horizontal deformation
- Historic buildings
- Tunnelling and mining deformations
- Deep excavations
- Bridge and dam construction and monitoring.