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Rod Extensometer


Australia Tel: +61 (0)3 8720 6700
Indonesia Tel: +62 21 2278 3377
New Zealand Tel: +64 (0)7 850 2610
South Africa Tel: +27 (0)10 900 2055

Description

The Model 4000 Rod Extensometer is a simple to install unit consisting of up to 6 spring steel rods anchored at measurement points within the borehole. As the anchors move the displacement variation is measured with respect to the instrument head. The measurement rods are sleeved in polyethylene tubing. Coiled neatly in a 1m coil, they are simple to install and can be read using either a dial gauge (in the case of the manual head) or a digital indicator (when the remote reading head is used). For remote reading Applications, a low cost, accurate transducer head can be used.

Application

Measurement of settlements, displacements and deformation in:

  • Tunnelling
  • Open cut mines
  • Dam construction
  • Underground mines
  • Large excavations
  • Construction control

Features

  • Low cost
  • Complete instruments supplied ready for installation
  • One to six anchor positions for varying ground conditions
  • Compact design, for ease of transportation
  • Potentiometric transducer head protected inside borehole
  • Direct connection to linear transducers, no racks and pinions.
  • Able to be connected to datalogging systems

Specifications

  • Range of extension: 150mm
  • Accuracy: 0.1mm
  • Maximum number of anchors: 6
  • Head material: Stainless Steel
  • Protective sheath material: 25mm LDPE
  • Nominal borehole diameter:100mm
  • Dimension (head): 51mm, 520mm long
  • Dimension (Protective sheath): 29mm
  • Anchor: 40mm

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