EASY TO USE
MAGNETIC REED SWITCH PROBE
The R-4 is used to manually measure settlement or heave of soils at various depths, allowing the end user to create settlement/heave.
The R-4 consists of a magnetic reed switch mounted on a graduated tape and reel. The switch is activated by magnetic targets installed at different elevations along an access pipe in a borehole or within an embankment or fill.
The R-4 detects the position of the magnetic anchors outside the riser pipe when it is lowered down the access pipe. The probe is suspended by a single graduated tape that incorporates the electrical leads. The tape graduation is used to determine the probe’s precise position relative to the magnets. Comparison of these locations allows heave and settlement determination.
The magnetic anchors are available in three configurations: leaf spring anchor for borehole installation, plate anchor for embankment or fill installation and datum magnet that is fixed directly to the bottom section of access pipe. The leaf spring anchor can be pushed in place or lowered with the access pipe and released with an external draw wire.
The plate magnet is a plate with a central hole. The plate magnets are installed over the riser pipe and between the layers of placed fill, as the filling operation proceeds.
Telescoping couplings are used where deformations exceeding 1% are expected.TheR-4system is compatible with standard inclinometer casings. The use of a probe centralizer is recommended for repeatable readings.
|Probe: Stainless steel, 14.3 x 227mm
|Cable: Epoxy coated steel tape with medium density polyethylene jacket
Metric cables have 1mm graduations and imperial cable have 0.01ft graduation
|Reel: 263 or 300mm in diameter depending on cable length
|Battery: The readout operates on with one 9-Volt alkaline cell.
|Material: Magnet body in PVC
|Temperature range: -30°C to +80°C
|Plate magnet dimensions: 200 x 200 x 9.5 mm standard, 300 x 300 x 9.5 mm optionnal
|Access tube: -Standard 1’’ pipe sch.80 flush-coupled PVC pipe (33mm)
(telescoping sections available if large settlementss are anticipated)
– 70mm or 85mm inclinometric casing
– optional 1.5” pipe sch.80 flush-coupled PVC pipe (48mm)
|DATUM RING MAGNET
Note: Probe with 100 or 300ft of cable also available
Readout Unit and Magnet model
|READOUT UNIT (probe and reel)
LEAF SPRING MAGNET
|Min. borehole diameter