Civil engineers constantly strive to improve the efficiency and stretch the boundaries of modern structures. The challenges and difficulties of verifying new designs require tools designed to provide the accuracy and performance needed to adapt scaled model testing to real life structures.
Distributed Instruments - Save Wiring and Improve Accuracy
VTI’s distributed instruments provide accurate synchronization across 10 to 10,000 channels for large structures like bridges, tunnels and pipelines. This has expanded the field of civil engineering to enable more accurate instrumentation normally associated with research and design laboratories. Whether strain gaging a bridge for structural analysis, researching new construction materials, or performing modal analysis on load-bearing structure, our SentinelEX product series brings high accuracy, synchronization, and distributed measurement capability back to your control center or SCADA for analysis/processing.
The Right Data - First Time, Every Time
With over 25 years of instrumentation design experience, VTI Instruments provides its customers with peace of mind knowing that our products will deliver reliable, accurate data year after year.
VTI is dedicated to improving customer testing capabilities through efforts to improve the ease of test customization, accuracy of integrated designs, simplicity of software interface, and open platform approach to make sure the right equipment is being used to address the requirements (VXI, VME, LXI, or PXI etc.).
Simplified Installation - TEDS
Structural tests often consume large amounts of resources and effort to prepare the installation for test. Much of this time is spent confirming cabling identification.
Our EX1629 and EMX-5290 have Transducer Electronic Database (TEDs) included as standard functionality. Depending on the number of channels, it will help eliminate days, weeks, or even months from the installation process by allowing the installer to simply plug transducer cables into the instrument without verifying channel position. Software configurable interfaces eliminate the need for different types of hardware for strain gage installations.
Turnkey Solutions – VTI, the One-Stop-Shop
Our instruments can be integrated into almost any data acquisition software or SCADA program using our open drivers. You can also use our dedicated measurement software applications such as X-Modal III (modal analysis - partnership with U of Cincinnati), Ideas (Industry standard full featured DSA), VTIcoda (high channel strain) or EXLab (”set up and go”). Whether for supervisory control or research and development, our complete turnkey solutions are your one-stop shop for all your civil engineering measurement needs.
Utilizing the power of our software, you can easily record and monitor data in real time using a variety of graphics and tables. Other features include the ability to analyze data, manage alarms and many exception conditions, and export data for further detailed analysis or reporting.
We have proven experience in the following industries and can help architect the right system that meets the application requirements:
Runways (and other paving platforms)
Plant & machinery