Drilled shafts are rarely ideal cylinders and irregularities in the shaft construction can affect shaft performance. Shaft Area Profile Evaluator (SHAPE) is the latest addition to Pile Dynamics extensive line of quality assurance and quality control systems for the deep foundations industry.
SHAPE is a cost effective quality assurance testing device providing a visual representation of foundation excavation prior to concrete pour in wet conditions. This testing device is used to characterize the three-dimensional profile of deep excavations such as drilled shafts, bored piles, slurry walls, barrettes and more. Data is acquired wirelessly with the calculations of the shaft profile, determining shaft radius, volume and verticality.
SHAPE's drilling stem advancement rate is approximately one 1 foot per second (300mm/sec), offering 360˚, 2D and 3D profile views. SHAPE samples all eight sensors simultaneously at a high rate of speed, allowing the SHAPE to be quickly deployed and construction to continue at a rapid rate. The SHAPE can be operated on site or remotely with PDI's SiteLink® technology.
George Piscsalko, President of PDI, said, "We felt the market needed a modern and rugged device where we eliminate common points of failure such as electronic cables running from the surface to the device to provide increased accuracy and performance".
Watch below an instructive video on "How to Set-Up SHAPE" by Pile Dynamics, Inc.
For more information visit PDI's SHAPE.