NDT was delighted to have supplied Pat Deighan (PDSS Ltd) with CFA instrumentation for this TD45 from Technodrill.
Our Rotary Bored instrumentation system is being very well received by the piling industry.
The system uses standard NDT computer, data acquisition units and sensors. On multi-purpose rigs, the same system can be utilised for CFA, Soil Mixing, Rotary Bored, etc. This makes for a very versatile, economic and convenient addition to any rig.
The system provides the operator with a clear display showing:
As with all NDT instrumentation modules, the RBP system is fully 'Cloud' compatible which enables customers to access near real-time data, from any device with a web-browser and from any worldwide location.
Further details of ourRotary Bored instrumentation are available upon request,
Piling is well underway at Footscray Road for the West Gate Tunnel project in Melbourne.
Keller is using 3 of its Junttan PM25 driven piling rigs to install approximately 4,500 precast piles, each to a maximum of 30m depth.
Each rig is equipped with NDT instrumentation which provides the operator with real-time monitoring of pile depth, penetration rate, hammer blow count, hammer drop height, pile set, driving resistance and pile stresses.
As well as providing this vital information during the piling process, the on-board instrumentation means a 'Safety First' exclusion zone can be maintained around the rig whilst pile driving is taking place.
Keller staff can use any device with a web-browser to monitor the piling works in near real-time from any global location using NDT's groundbreaking 'NDTDataCloud' application.
We recently installed CFA / SFA instrumentation to a Klemm KR709-3G, operated by Murphy Ground Engineering.
The NDT monitor was fitted to a swivelling / articulating arm which also houses the primary rig controls. This provides ultimate convenience and allows operators to view and control the instrumentation from the angle which best suits their requirements.
If your requirements do not extend to a full instrumentation system, we can supply basic monitoring systems for your mini-rigs and similar plant.
Pictured below is a data logger fitted to a Klemm 709. The system has been configured to display hydraulic pressure, concrete injection pressure and mast inclination (dual-axis).
The logger can be configured for a wide range of sensor types and is suitable for any application where operators need to monitor parameters for which there is no pre-existing display on the rig.
Measured data are stored upon the unit and can be retrieved via the USB port on the front of the unit.
Please contact us for further details on the unit and the available options.
Burras Ltd's new Casagrande B175-XP, - pictured here during commissioning of the NDT CFA instrumentation system.
Gemech added another NDT system to its expanding fleet with the recent instrumentation upgrade to its MDT400 CFA rig.
We are delighted to continue to provide AGD Equipment with instrumentation for its range of CFA piling rigs.
This Soiltek S80 pictured below is the latest machine to join AGD's expanding fleet and was supplied with wireless pressure sensing capability - this is a very popular option on rigs with auger extensions as it negates any requirement for costly (and vulnerable) recoil cable drums.
For the ultimate in flexibility and convenience, the on-board instrumentation also enables AGD to enjoy the benefit of full online fleet & contract management using our innovative NDTDataCloud solution.
We recently enjoyed a welcome break from the UK winter to visit a number of NDT customers in Australia.
During our stay, we were pleased to host a series of presentation days, on-site training and Q & A seminars. These covered a range of our instrumentation products and included CFA, Driven and Soil Mixing applications.
The talks & instructional sessions proved very popular with office, engineering and site staff alike and we look forward to undertaking more of the same in the very near future.
Pictured below is the latest of Murphy Ground Engineering's rigs to be fitted with NDT instrumentation.
This installation forms part of a program of conversion of Soilmec & Casagrande rigs where existing instrumentation is being replaced with our latest PL3000/CFA systems.
G M Piling recently took delivery of their latest acquisition - a new Llamada P140-TT.
The rig is fitted with a high specification PL3000/CFA system, complete with extras such as our proprietary 'True Torque' module.
This module is available as an option to our standard CFA instrumentation for any rig with user selectable gears or torque ranges. In addition to enabling the actual auger torque to be displayed (not to be confused with hydraulic motor pressure), the module provides the user with our proprietary 'Drilling Resistance' bolt-on.
Conceived, developed and implemented by N D Technology, 'Drilling Resistance' provides the user with unique data during the boring phase and is an invaluable tool for identifying rock horizons and changes in soil shear modulus.
We recently enjoyed a flying visit to Tollo in Italy to put the finishing touches to a PL3000/CFA system installed by Soil-Tek to one of their S60 piling rigs.
In addition to the standard range of NDT CFA sensors, the system was supplied with optional wireless concrete pressure sensing and an integrated mast inclinometer.
The rig is now heading for a customer in Australia and, with the benefit of NDT's high speed two-way remote data link, its performance on job sites can be monitored remotely from our base in the UK.
The cellular data link will also allow the rig's computer to be uploaded remotely with detailed piling schedules, CFA construction profiles, new software and any changes to rig or auger configuration with no requirement for an engineer to visit site.
CFA rigs with auger extensions and wired concrete pressure sensors require a recoil drum to allow the rotary table to move independently of the rotary table whilst maintaining a signal from the sensor.
How often do you need to replace a drum where the cable has been overstretched, or caught / snagged and damaged the recoil mechanism ? How much down time is caused ? How much extra concrete have you used whilst the pressure sensor was not working ?
With NDT's innovative wireless concrete pressure sensor, expensive recoil drums and cumbersome cable extensions become a thing of the past.
The wireless sensors fit into a standard NDT pipe boss and are simple to incorporate into existing NDT systems. Very low powered electronics and high capacity batteries ensure the sensors can be used for up to 2 years before a battery change is required.
Having a working concrete pressure sensor is vital for rig operators to confidently extract to lower oversupply targets. In turn, this can significantly reduce your excess concrete volumes which means a wireless concrete sensor upgrade could pay for itself in a matter of days.
Please call our office to discuss your requirements or to obtain a quotation.
We recently completed the installation and commission of NDT instrumentation systems to two of the first Geax rigs to arrive in the UK.
Pictured below is an EK-110 undergoing final commissioning of its PL3000/CFA system at the Warminster facility of UK agent Piling Equipment.
Both rigs were fitted with NDT's wireless concrete pressure sensor which not only reduced the installation time of the systems, it also meant there was no requirement for costly recoil drums or cable extensions at the swan-neck.
Dereham based piling specialist Van Elle Eastern recently completed the fitting of NDT instrumentation systems across its entire fleet of CFA piling rigs.
Pictured below is one of Van Elle's Soilmec SF50 rigs, undertaking one of its first contracts with the PL3000/CFA installed.
Please feel free to browse our news pages to see what's going on at NDT.
Copyright N D Technology Ltd 2019