Surface Systems & Instruments, Inc.

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Surface Systems & Instruments, Inc.

SSI is a U.S. manufacturer of custom test equipment. Our core products measure a variety of surface characteristics, including ride and roughness, rut-depth/transverse profile, slope, 3D topography for surveying, FF/FL, and sidewalk ADA Access. SSI was founded in 1995, but our expertise is more substantial than our age, as we have acquired or partnered with companies having decades of experience at surface measurement and test equipment solutions. We fully appreciate that our success evolves from customer relationships, so we are committed to the highest level of quality and performance in our products and doing what it takes to retain long term, very satisfied customers. We sell and support our devices worldwide.

 

Who We Are

SSI is a privately held corporation with shop facilities in Auburn, California and Manhattan, Kansas USA. We also have full-time technicians in additional locations in several of the United States. Outside the USA, SSI has authorized agents in various countries worldwide. All SSI test equipment is internally engineered, including hardware, electronics and software. We have PhD consulting engineers to solve the most complicated development challenges, and long term engineers that fully understand our end users’ needs within their challenging work environments. SSI re-invests a disproportionate share of our revenues into product development as compared to industry averages.

 

What We Do

SSI offers a variety of mature products that test the ride quality (smoothness) of asphalt or concrete pavements whether on roads, bridges or airfields. Our systems are scalable, with add-ons for GPS, transverse profile, cross-slope, camera images and more. Compliance with industry standards is guaranteed, including ASTM, AASHTO and World Bank. We’ll also meet or exceed the requirements of national, state, provincial or local transportation agency specifications.

We have delivered new technologies to assess the surface quality of concrete slabs and floors, including conventional FF/FL and a lot more. For sidewalks, SSI offers automated solutions for assessing compliance with ADA Access criteria.

SSI’s emerging technologies feature high tech devices that generate 3D surface data by integrating surface profiling systems with advanced sensors and conventional survey equipment (both corrected GPS and Total Stations. Survey formats are generated for use with third party design and machine control applications.

We sell and support equipment worldwide. We also do bare equipment rentals and offer project testing services with certified technicians.

 

Our Capabilities

 

MEASUREMENT
  • Ride Quality (smoothness)
  • Localized Roughness
  • Transverse Profile
  • Rut Depth
  • Road Geometry
  • Texture (ASTM & 3D)
  • Images – ROW & Pavement
  • 3D Topo for Survey
  • 2D Profile w/Slope for Resurfacing
  • Dirt Surfaces (profile, grade & topo)
  • FF/FL for Slabs & Floors
  • ADA Access for Sidewalks
DEVICES
  • High Speed Inertial Profilers
  • Lightweight Profilers
  • Trailer Profiler
  • California Profilograph
  • Bridge Profilograph
  • Walking Profiler
  • Mobile Surveying Systems
  • Dynamic (On-Paver) Profiler
  • Ultralight Profiler
  • Real-Time Grinding Tool
  • SurfacePro for Floors
  • GPS-DMI

 

Latest News

CalAPA Highlights Precision of Inertial Profiler Systems

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SSI CS9500 Survey Profiler Gets Certified Around the USA

The SSI CS9500 Survey Profiler has been certified at multiple locations around the USA such as Auburn, Alabama's NCAT facility, Texas DOT at Texas Transportation Institute…

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SSI Certifies at NCAT

SSI supported Michael Baker's certification process at the National Center for Asphalt Technology (NCAT) early in 2018. Michael Baker supplemented the AASHTO r56 based…

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Surface Systems & Instruments, Inc.

SSI is a U.S. manufacturer of custom test equipment. Our core products measure a variety of surface characteristics, including ride and roughness, rut-depth/transverse profile, slope, 3D topography for surveying, FF/FL, and sidewalk ADA Access. SSI was founded in 1995, but our expertise is more substantial than our age, as we have acquired or partnered with companies having decades of experience at surface measurement and test equipment solutions. We fully appreciate that our success evolves from customer relationships, so we are committed to the highest level of quality and performance in our products and doing what it takes to retain long term, very satisfied customers. We sell and support our devices worldwide.

 

Who We Are

SSI is a privately held corporation with shop facilities in Auburn, California and Manhattan, Kansas USA. We also have full-time technicians in additional locations in several of the United States. Outside the USA, SSI has authorized agents in various countries worldwide. All SSI test equipment is internally engineered, including hardware, electronics and software. We have PhD consulting engineers to solve the most complicated development challenges, and long term engineers that fully understand our end users’ needs within their challenging work environments. SSI re-invests a disproportionate share of our revenues into product development as compared to industry averages.

 

What We Do

SSI offers a variety of mature products that test the ride quality (smoothness) of asphalt or concrete pavements whether on roads, bridges or airfields. Our systems are scalable, with add-ons for GPS, transverse profile, cross-slope, camera images and more. Compliance with industry standards is guaranteed, including ASTM, AASHTO and World Bank. We’ll also meet or exceed the requirements of national, state, provincial or local transportation agency specifications.

We have delivered new technologies to assess the surface quality of concrete slabs and floors, including conventional FF/FL and a lot more. For sidewalks, SSI offers automated solutions for assessing compliance with ADA Access criteria.

SSI’s emerging technologies feature high tech devices that generate 3D surface data by integrating surface profiling systems with advanced sensors and conventional survey equipment (both corrected GPS and Total Stations. Survey formats are generated for use with third party design and machine control applications.

We sell and support equipment worldwide. We also do bare equipment rentals and offer project testing services with certified technicians.

 

Our Capabilities

 

MEASUREMENT
  • Ride Quality (smoothness)
  • Localized Roughness
  • Transverse Profile
  • Rut Depth
  • Road Geometry
  • Texture (ASTM & 3D)
  • Images – ROW & Pavement
  • 3D Topo for Survey
  • 2D Profile w/Slope for Resurfacing
  • Dirt Surfaces (profile, grade & topo)
  • FF/FL for Slabs & Floors
  • ADA Access for Sidewalks
DEVICES
  • High Speed Inertial Profilers
  • Lightweight Profilers
  • Trailer Profiler
  • California Profilograph
  • Bridge Profilograph
  • Walking Profiler
  • Mobile Surveying Systems
  • Dynamic (On-Paver) Profiler
  • Ultralight Profiler
  • Real-Time Grinding Tool
  • SurfacePro for Floors
  • GPS-DMI