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Pile Driving Monitoring

Pile driving activity causes repetitive transient vibration pulses. Reliable monitoring of these pulses requires a unique set of instrumentation features. You need the capability to monitor continuously over long periods of time and record peak velocity data at regular intervals. You also need to capture enough data to be able to understand the possible causes of high vibration readings, because if these readings cannot be explained, your job may get shut down.

The Instantel® Histogram Combo™ combined recording mode was designed for this application, and provides you the continuous monitoring capability of histogram recording, along with the unique benefits of waveform recording to define anomalously high readings. This allows you to quickly analyze and determine the validity of high readings, because there is no sense in shutting down your equipment every time someone slams a door or accidentally kicks the sensor.

Histogram Combo coupled with the Instantel Remote Alarm product will ensure that you maintain operations within regulations and the project criteria.

Contact your Instantel Dealer for more information and assistance in selecting the monitoring unit and sensors that best meet your monitoring application requirements.

Vibration Monitors for Pile Driving for Series III Monitors Technical Sheet

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Recommended Products for Pile Driving Monitoring:

  • Minimate Pro6
  • Minimate Pro4
  • Micromate
  • Minimate Plus
  • Blastmate III

Minimate Pro6 Highlights

Key Features Ethernet® interface when connected directly to the unit (Auto Call Home is not supported over the Ethernet)
Auto Call Home™ remote monitoring function
Cast aluminum case
Water resistant to IPC67 – submerse to 30 cm (1 ft.) for 24 hours
Compliant to CE Class B - Meets or exceeds RF and EMI requirements
Sensor Check for automatic error checking
View Minimate Pro6 with 2 Geophones

View Minimate Pro6 with Microphone and Geophone
6 Channels Microphone and Triaxial Geophone or two Triaxial Geophones
Available Memory 7,100 plus events
Record Modes Manual, Continuous, Histogram, Instantel Histogram Combo, and VDV - Vibration Dose Value (optional)
Available Sample Rates 512 to 65 S/s per channel
Unit Dimensions 254 X 117 X 108 mm (10.0 X 4.6 X 4.25 in)
Unit Weight 2.27 kg (5 lbs)
User Interface 10 domed tactile keys
Product Rank Premium

Minimate Pro4 Highlights

Key Features Ethernet® interface when connected directly to the unit
(Auto Call Home is not supported over the Ethernet)
Auto Call Home™ remote monitoring function
Cast aluminum case
Water resistant to IPC67 – submerse to 30 cm (1 ft.) for 24 hours
Compliant to CE Class B - Meets or exceeds RF and EMI requirements
Sensor Check for automatic error checking
View Minimate Pro4
4 Channels Microphone and Triaxial Geophone
Available Memory 8,000 plus events
Record Modes Manual, Continuous, Histogram, Instantel Histogram Combo, and VDV - Vibration Dose Value (optional)
Available Sample Rates 512 to 65 S/s per channel
Unit Dimensions 254 X 117 X 108 mm (10.0 X 4.6 X 4.25 in)
Unit Weight 2.27 kg (5 lbs)
User Interface 10 domed tactile keys
Product Rank Premium

Micromate Highlights

Key Features Hand-held
USB interface for high-speed data transfers and connection to Instantel compatible modem, printer and memory sticks
Touch screen with context sensitive icons
Auto Call Home™ remote monitoring function
10 day battery life (15 day optional)
Rugged design (optional protective boot and cover)
View Micromate
4 Channels Microphone and Triaxial Geophone
Memory Store 1000 Events
Record Modes Waveform, Waveform Manual Histogram and Instantel® Histogram Combo
Available Sample Rates 1,024, 2,048, 4,096 KHz S/s per channel (independent of record time)
Unit Dimensions 101.6 x 135.1 x 44.5 mm (4.15 x 5.32 x 1.75 in)
Unit Weight 0.5 kg (1.1 lbs)
User Interface 10 domed tactile keys, colour touch screen, and full display keyboard with dedicated icons for common functions
Product Rank Mid-range

Minimate Plus Highlights

Key Features Most versatile monitor available
Auto Call Home™ remote monitoring function
Wide variety of sensors – microphones, geophones, accelerometers, and hydrophones
View Minimate Plus

View Minimate Plus with Flex
4 Channels Microphone and Triaxial Geophone
8 Channels Two Microphones and two Triaxial Geophones or 8 independent channels
Available Memory 300 events
Record Modes Manual, Single-shot, Continuous, Histogram, and Instantel® Histogram Combo
Available Sample Rates 1,024 S/s to 16,384 S/s per channel, selectable up to 65,536 S/s for 8 channels
Unit Dimensions 81 X 91 X 160 mm (3.2 X 3.6 X 6.3 in)
Unit Weight 1.4kg (3lbs)
User Interface 8 domed tactile keys
Product Rank Mid-range

Blastmate III Highlights

Key Features Onsite/In-field printing
Auto Call Home™ remote monitoring function
Wide variety of sensors – microphones, geophones, accelerometers, and hydrophones
View Blastmate III

View Blastmate III
4 Channels Microphone and Triaxial Geophone
8 Channels Two Microphones and two Triaxial Geophones or 8 independent channels
Available Memory 300 events
Record Modes Manual, Single-shot, Continuous, Histogram, and Instantel® Histogram Combo
Available Sample Rates 1,024 S/s to 16,384 S/s per channel, selectable up to 65,536 S/s for 8 channels
Unit Dimensions 269 X 355 X 165 mm (10.6 X 14.0 X 6.5 in)
Unit Weight 6.4 kg (14 lbs)
User Interface 63 domed tactile keys, incl. full keyboard
Product Rank Mid-range
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