Surface Profile Measurement System:
Meets or exceeds agency
specifications, including ASTM E1274, USACE, FAA, FHWA T504,
California Department of Transportation Test Method 526
(road profilograph), and CalTrans Test Method 547 (bridge
profilograph) and other common DOT profilograph
horizontal and longitudinal profile measurement system.
micro-controller based data collection electronics for data
collection. Internal electronics manufactured by SSI
(serial RS232 interface).
Embedded GPS receiver
supplied with SSI data collection electronics (with GPS
position integrated with profile stationing).
collection (reversible steering).
Patented dual track data
collection enables dual wheel path profile traces on a
Data Collection and Analysis
Microsoft Windows user
interface software programs (platform neutral--XP/7).
SSI Custom Surface Profile
Data Collection and Reporting Software:
profilograph calibration and data collection programs.
Real time must-grind
bump/dip audible (alarm sounds throughout defects).
Moving Average or
Butterworth data filtering with adjustable parameters.
Outputs Profile Ride Index
(PRI) and International Roughness Index (IRI)
On-screen viewing of profile
traces PRI results, and defect locations.
Raw data files can be
reanalyzed with different data analysis parameters.
routines for distance and height measurement systems.
Variable blanking band
(adjustable after data collection; e.g. 0.0 or .2)
Adjustable "must-grind" bump
or/and dip locator; length of grind estimates provided.
Data analysis parameters
adaptable to all common agency specifications.
Patented dual profile trace
data acquisition and reporting.
Collect and analyze data in
English or metric.
Guaranteed to meet or exceed
agency specifications and certification requirements
Length: 25' (7.62m)
frame for road profilograph. 12' (3.66m) for bridge
Width (approximate): 1
foot, 6 inches (frame), 3 feet (wheels)
(approximate): 3 feet.
Weight: 25 frame:
300lbs pounds (approximate).
Weight: 12' bridge
profilograph frame, 8 wheels: 175 pounds
3 mph (walking speed); not
to exceed 5-7 mph if towed or propelled. CS8500 has no
suspension, so excessive speed can damage hardware and
introduce measurement errors.
Panasonic Toughbook notebook
PC operator interface computer with Touchscreen controls.
Microsoft -Windows 7 operating system and compatible
software applications. See below for additional
Equipped for easy storage
and electronic transfer of data files for viewing on desktop
Licenses for SSI profiling
system software supplied for notebook and desktop computer
Operator Control Housing:
weather-resistant, portable housing for on-board computer,
printer and data collection system components.
Field of office use for
viewing/printing profile traces and reports.
On-Board custom thermal
printer (4" paper width; continuous feed).
Power assisted paper take-up
automatically spools lengthy strip traces.
Power supply by battery or
gasoline engine generator; AC power source for office use
All frame components
professionally designed according to structural engineering
standards for maximum rigidity, stability and cross-wind
passage; aluminum frame sections assemble heel-to-toe in
minutes with quick-release, locking clamps.
Center section: 8' x
1'-3" x 2'-1" with centered measurement wheel for profile
measurement recorded by angular displacement (height) and
longitudinal encoder sensors.
2-end sections (25' machine
only): 8.5' x 1'-3" x 2'-1.
12 wheel profilograph: 6
offset-mounted 6" caster wheels per end, staggered 4 and 2,
wheel chassis width: 2'- 8.5."
4 or 8 wheel profilograph:
frame mounted 6 or 10" wheels; wheel chassis width: 2'-
steering system at each end of profilograph; lockable
quick-release tie-rod assemblies independently adjustable to
The CS8500 system includes
functionality and features that are protected by patent
claims allowed by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on
SSI technology for road surface smoothness testing.
Please contact SSI for further patent or other technical
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