TERRATEST’s Light Weight Deflectometer is Now Being Used for Italy’s Biggest Construction Site
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Brandenburg, Germany – Terratest 5000 BLU, the world’s first light weight deflectometer with Blutooth connectivity and voice navigation technology by Terratest GmbH is now being used on the biggest road construction site in Italy.
The Superstrada Pedemontana Veneta, one of the biggest road construction project in Europe which is currently getting optimised with Terratest 5000 BLU is getting developed in the context of European Corridor No. 5, where the national highway network shows more problems because of the high saturation of existing arteries. Allowing the closure of an ideal ring that encloses the entire central area of Veneto, linking the area to the Vicenza Treviso.
The Superstrada is the Italy’s only fast road highway that charges tolls. It will have four lanes for 95 km with two lanes plus an emergency lane in each direction. Out of the 90 km which run along the foot of the Alps 50 km will be in trenches, 26.5 km elevated and 8 km in tunnels. The project aims to rearrange and reorganize the entire road system of the area in question to improve overall levels of quality and safety in accordance with the needs of mobility and development locally.
Considering the massive earth movements for the project, the benefits of using the TERRATEST 5000 BLU are clearly obvious. This latest equipment in the industry by TERRATEST GmbH has revolutionised the testing of soil compaction because it is the world´s first LWD which operates wirelessly. Measurements are transmitted via Bluetooth from load plate to measuring computer, Smartphone or tablet. This instrument can also guide the operator with audio instruction during the test. At the end of the compaction tests even the final result is announced.
“We are very proud that Northern Italy relies on the Light Weight Deflectometer TERRATEST 5000 BLU”, says Frank Georg Schulz, TERRATEST’s CEO. “Especially since this road construction project is one of the biggest in Europe, being worth around 2.5 billion Euros. And our load plate will help optimising the work”, adds Schulz.
About The Company:
TERRATEST GmbH is a German manufacturer of light weight deflectometer for dynamic load bearing capacity test. This test is to evaluate compaction in road constructions, track laying, earthworks, infrastructure works. They are world leader in development and manufacturing of Light Weight Deflectometers and offer the world’s first light weight deflectometer “TERRATEST 5000 BLU” with Bluetooth and voice navigation. For more information about their products visit their website!
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