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TECO-LITE pile integrity tester

The TECO-LITE by James Fisher Testing Services is a wireless foundation testing system, used for checking the integrity of concrete pile foundations.

The TECO-LITE system uses a rugged PDA to receive and analyse data, with a wireless Bluetooth transducer to measure the acceleration response of the foundation.

The PDA screen is clearly visible in bright daylight and is provided with a backlight for night operations if required.

Data can be transferred to the windows based TEAP analysis software through a USB interface or Bluetooth for more detailed analysis and reporting.

The flexibility of this system means it can be used to test pre-cast concrete piles, cast-in-place foundations and timber piles of most dimensions. Typical anomalies that may be located include shaft discontinuities, overbreak or bulges, reductions in section or necking and zones of poor quality concrete.

Download the TECO-LITE product data sheet

Benefits of the TECO-LITE wireless pile integrity testing system:

  • Wireless transducer
  • Rapid testing - up to 300 piles per day
  • Lightweight and rugged PDA test unit
  • Operates for up to 8 hours on full charge
  • User friendly software
  • Compliant with ASTM D5882
  • James Fisher Testing Services' complete testing package available

All of our equipment is supplied fully calibrated to UK national standards.

TECO-LITE system specifications  
PDA unit
Features Highly sensitive u-blox GPS receiver
Digital compass
Altimeter / barometer
8m pixel auto focus camera
Built in WiFi, Bluetooth and cellular WWAN
Memory 1GB RAM & MicroSD/MicroSDHC slot
Storage 4GB iNAND flash
Display 4.7 in FWVGA IPS capacitive multi-touch colour
Keypad Numeric with 3 programmable function keys
Battery type 3.7V 5200 mAh Li-on warm swappable
Battery life Up to 8 hours on full charge
Connection USB A host, USB micro, RS232, 3.5mm headset
Communication Bluetooth, cellular (WWAN) and wireless LAN
Dimensions L 191mm x W 80mm x D 35mm
Weight 300Kg
Operating temperature  -20oC to +60oC
Environmental sealing IP67
Test sealing TEAP mobile PIT software
Accelerometer type ICP type, nominally 100mV/g
Frequency range 1-10000Hz
Acquisition 1 channel, 16 bit acquisition at 25KHz sample rate
Pre-trigger and auto-ranging gain feature
Wireless range Approx 20m depending on topography
Battery 600mAh, Li-on smart, rechargeable
Battery life Up to 8 hours operation on full charge
Charge time Approx 2 hours
Charging USB charging lead using either AC adapter (100-240VAC, 50/60Hz), DC car charger (12VDC) or PC USB port 
Battery indicator LED indicator on start up
Impulse hammer
Type Non-instrumented with fibre glass handle and hard/soft tips
Weight 0.5Kg

Featuring TEAP analysis software as standard, data can be tabulated and all response curves presented for reporting either individually or up to 8 test results per page.

Response curves can be filtered and exponentially amplified to help detect weak responses from depth and signal polarity can be reversed to suit the operators' preference.

The user is able to define which variables to include in report tables, select different concrete velocities and save commonly used interpretation comments.

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