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DAT WideLog in action in South Korea

Article published on ‘Macchine Edili News’ August 2019.

The DAT WideLog, top quality datalogger of DAT instruments, has been installed on a drilling machine working in a limestone quarry in South Korea. The producer of the drilling equipment demanded directly the Italian instrument in order to give benefit to his machine.

A project “to measure”

South Korea is one of the most high tech Countries all over the world. In this nation high tech products are much appreciated because able not only to certify a work but also to simplify the operator life. Therefore, it is not a surprise that even this Asiatic Country has decided to install a new DAT WideLog, the most advanced data logger produced by DAT instruments. The DAT WideLog has been fundamental to carry out different drills with two aims: facilitate the excavator work destroying the most resistant parts of this material, and carrying out drills to insert explosive charges to obtain limestone.

“The drilling rig manufacturer”, says Amedeo Valoroso, DAT instruments CEO, “asked for some changes to the already advanced version of our DAT WideLog. We added, to the common sensors kit, which control depth, force, pressure, flow and inclination, other customized sensors for the drilling rig engine, which check oil and water temperature, engine rotation speed. Another sensor kit has been installed to check compressor engine parameters and air pressure and temperature”.

A look at the future

Forgetting the crisis period that, worldwide, has seen companies interested only in short period strategies, the Korean customer vision look at the future as it is for the whole special foundation market. Indeed this Customer has decided to buy two new DAT WideLog. The first one has been immediately installed on the drilling rig, the second one has been bought as an investment and will be installed in another moment thanks to the total versatility of this product, which can be adapted to any work.

We would like to remind that data can be seen on the 18,5” colour touch screen monitor and can be recorded in the large internal memory. Data are automatically transferred via Internet in files already compatible with Microsoft Excel and OpenOffice Calc.

“This is an example”, says Valoroso, “of how DAT instruments latest generation data loggers, such as DAT WideLog and DAT TinyLog, can be customized according to specific Customer needs. These data loggers can have standard sensor kits for different applications: Jet grouting, Grouting, TAM grouting, GIN, Compensation grouting, Drilling, MWD, LWD, CFA, Deep mixing, Soil mixing, DSM, Vibroflotation, Sand Compaction Piles, Diaphragm walls, Hydromills, Lugeon tests, Mineral Investigation. But, as seen in Korea, versatility of these instruments lets install other sensor kits to record drilling rig parameters, position parameters, compressor and other equipment in field”.

Product specifications

Here follow the main characteristics of this DAT instruments equipment.

  • DAT WideLog data logger
  • DAT S-PACK DRILL sensors kit (for drilling) with JET INCL XY / IM inclinometer
  • Data transfer system via Internet (WiFi, Ethernet and 3G/4G)
  • Customized engine sensors kit: DAT TEMP 12 (water and oil temperature) and DAT ENGW (drilling rig engine rpm)
  • Customized compressor sensors kit: DAT TEMP 12 (water, oil and air temperature), JET PRESS (air pressure) and DAT ENGW (compressor engine rpm)
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