CS8500 California Profilograph
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Hardware & Software
System platform is a hand-built, lightweight aluminum frame refined over 50 years of production. The support wheels are powder coated with an adjustable, two way steering system. This bi-directional hardware allows data collection in the reverse direction without a frame turn-around. All the hardware is designed for one-person assembly in minutes.
The rugged operator control housing contains all profiling system electronics, on-board printer with power assisted paper take-up and Toughbook computer. AC/DC power supplies included for the housings use in field or office.
The CS8500 and 8550 use a rugged Panasonic Toughbook computer with touchscreen controls. The operator can view real time display of past segment profile index and must grind bumps & dips during data collection. Users can adjust filtering parameters, blanking band, and localized roughness (must grind bump/dip) templates at any time without effecting the raw data. Reports test results for dual or three wheel tracks with PRI results averaged. The SSI Profiler software also reports IRI (International Roughness Index) values. The program allows users to convert profile data to Google Earth, PDF, ERD/PPF for ProVal and Excel formats. New developments in software and GPS allow the operators to navigate to profile stations and localized roughness using the GPS subsystem.