Load Cell Monitoring in a Tunnel Jacking Operation

CAS DataLoggers recently provided the dataTaker DT80 datalogging solution for Custom Systems & Controls, Inc., specializing in system design, process control and automation. CSC was contracted by SECAC Tunneling of Baltimore, MD to design and build a flexible monitoring system for their project to excavate a tunnel in Quincy MA, near the Boston area. Workers needed to monitor the tunneling equipment by logging tensions (force) from load cells, hydraulic pressure, and movement of the support structure to document the effectiveness of this innovative process. Workers also needed to view real-time data during operations and to conveniently transfer all data to a PC via a USB flash drive for analysis. Read more on our Construction Applications Notes page.