It’s time to upgrade your DCP testing.
Have you been looking for a faster way to conduct dynamic cone penetration (DCP) testing? Say goodbye to the pen and paper and earn more money with Vertek’s Smart DCP kit.
Requiring less man power and increasing the number of jobs you can get done, the return on investment (ROI) for the Vertek Smart DCP kit is quick.
Users have repeatedly doubled the number of completed tests with increased accuracy when compared to the traditional manual data collection method of using a scale and paper log.
Don’t take it from us. Read why our friends at Eco Concrete Levelling rely on the Smart DCP kit to discover soil weakness and prove the job was done right.
Read on to learn more about the features of Vertek’s Smart DCP.
A faster, more accurate DCP test.
Vertek’s Smart DCP promises to reduce the manpower required to collect soil behavior data via DCP testing, while also improving accuracy and simplifying field logistics. The system achieves this by:
- Automatically counting blows.
- Recording the change in depth with each blow.
- Tracking the total depth of the probe.
- Recording data on Apple iOS and Android smart devices via Bluetooth 4.0
- Eliminating the need for a ruler, pencil, and paper.
- Transferring data via e-mail or USB from the smart device.
- Desktop application to organize and plot raw data.
The Vertek Smart DCP app immediately provides real-time CBR%, depth change between blows as well as total depth of penetration with each data point.
Easily attach to your current DCP
The Vertek Smart DCP kit can be mounted to most handheld DCPs on the market and is easily operated by a single person. The smart DCP kit is protected under U.S. Patents No. 7,617,718, No. 8,033,163, and No. 8,485,024.
Simple app for your smartphone
The app and hardware combination makes your handheld DCP automated and will provide you and your client better field results and cost savings. The Smart DCP mobile app is free and available at the iOS App Store or Google Play store.
Options for deeper DCP testing
We also offer a competitively priced handheld DCP kit with the ability to add rod extensions for deeper investigations.
Our Smart DCP system is compliant with ASTM standard D6951/D6951M-09.
Completed DCP tests can be graphed on the smart device in the field for quick analysis or sent via email to the investigation lead to review in the office.
Smart DCP FAQs
Q: Does the Smart DCP include a mechanical DCP?
A: We offer the smart kit in two configurations. The base configuration is designed to be attached to your existing DCP. For an additional fee we can provide a DCP.
Q: What DCPs are compatible with the Smart DCP?
A: Any DCP that has a ⅝” or 16mm shaft.
Q: Does the Smart DCP application offer CBR values for both 10.1 lbs. and 17.6 lbs. hammers?
A: Yes. You can easily select the correct hammer weight in the app.
Q: I am not a U.S.-based DCP user and use a different hammer size. Does the Smart DCP app provide any value?
A: Yes. The Smart DCP app produces a .csv file and plots the data as both depth/blow count and blow count/depth.
Q: Are the mobile and desktop app free?
A: Yes. All versions are free, including our desktop application.
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