Wireless Technology Creates High Accuracy When Measuring Tilt

Construction monitoring companies are using equipment with innovative wireless technology to develop versatile and highly accurate structure monitoring solutions for their clients. Along with wireless crack gauges, the use of bi-axle wireless tilt meters allows technicians to measure real-time lateral and horizontal movement with maximum precision in various applications.

Many buildings and other structures need to be monitored for changes in lateral or horizontal movement during construction activity such as excavation, under piling, and other activities. And for some applications, tilt monitoring may be necessary on an ongoing or continual basis so that structural health can be monitored permanently.

Tiltmeters are devices that measure and record tilt, or inclination, data from either above ground or in-ground structures. Data is measured and collected on an ongoing basis and transmitted to the construction team and/or other project stakeholders. The latest devices use microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) technology, offering high accuracy and versatility such as the ability to install a bi-axle or a single axis sensor as necessary.

Tiltmeters are often used as part of a complete monitoring solution developed for a specific project or structure. Some examples of common uses of tilt monitoring include in historical structures, adjacent property excavations, tunnel excavations, and bridge monitoring.

Like other wireless monitoring devices, wireless tiltmeters offer a number of benefits and advantages for different project types and applications. Among the benefits of wireless tiltmeters are:

  • Versatility: Wireless tiltmeters can be used in a wide variety of locations, conditions, and installation types.
  • Remote monitoring: Wireless tiltmeters and systems allow the data to be monitored, accessed, and transferred remotely. They are used in conjunction with web-based monitoring systems and software allowing for seamless data transmission. In addition, there is no need for technicians to be on site. This technology can also be used in difficult locations or settings.
  • Accuracy: Use of MEMS technology allows for highly accurate readings and measurements. Devices are also constructed to be waterproof, allowing for accuracy in detrimental conditions.

Thanks to the latest technology developments, wireless tiltmeters are versatile, highly accurate, and capable of providing early warnings of potential structural damage. Construction monitoring service companies incorporate wireless tiltmeters and other devices when designing a total solution for their clients.