Atlas Pile Testing Systems has announced that it has officially handed over the first of its new Titan 250 model to Cementation Skanska.
The Titan 250 is a fully automated and unmanned static load testing system for the piling industry and follows on from the launch of Atlas’ first model – the Titan 650 – last summer.
The new 250 model is more compact and fully compliant with the new third-edition of the ICE Specification for Piling and Embedded Retaining Walls (Sperwall). The system improves safety by removing operatives from a high risk environment through automation and improves accuracy with precise increments of load and pile displacement measurements. The test controller can be located anywhere in the world and live data can be viewed in the field or remotely. According to Atlas, the system is also quicker than other methods.
“The Titan 250 is the next in the Titan range, launched as a result of listening to industry and client feedback,” said Datum Group CEO and Atlas Pile Testing Systems lead Rory O’Rourke. “Like the Titan 650, only more compact, the Titan 250 has the capacity to deliver precise loads for testing soil nails and large scale static load tests, as well as having a user-friendly control system that facilitates ease of use.”
Speaking during the handover of the new equipment, Cementation Skanska testing and monitoring manager Anthony Fisher said: “The Titan 250 is an excellent addition to our pile testing fleet. The team at Datum has worked tirelessly to keep developing the product, listened carefully to our feedback and provided excellent support. I am looking forward to deploying it on geotechnical projects around the UK in the coming months.”