Fully compliant with the new third-edition of the ICE Specification for Piling and Embedded Retaining Walls, the Titan 650 has a number of key features, covering safety (removing operatives from a high-risk environment); accuracy (precise increments of load and pile displacement measurements); transparency (designers can view live data and amend the test in the field, remotely); expediency (a test controller can be located anywhere in the world); and efficiency (tests are completed quicker and more directly), explained UK-based Atlas Pile Testing Systems.
Speaking about the new Titan 650, Rory O'Rourke, CEO of the Datum Group and lead at Atlas Pile Testing Systems, said: "The Titan 650 is a long overdue development for the foundation testing industry, setting unparalleled standards in safety, accuracy and control. It has the capacity to deliver precise loads for testing soil nails or large-scale static load tests, as well as having a wireless control system that facilitates rapid set-up and for precise control."
The Titan 650 is designed specifically for foundation testing and can be used for any type of pile, anchor or bearing test. Operation is simple with programming entered into the system from a built-in touchscreen HMI from a simplified menu system. Standardised or customised test regimes to suit any standard or specification are available.
Live test data can be viewed using a smartphone, laptop or PC, from any location worldwide via an encrypted connection, with the ‘Test Controller' retaining complete control to pause or customise the test recipe at any instant.