Our products are well suited to continuously measure and synchronously record strains, forces, crack widths, vibrations, and pressure over long distances, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. With our Q.series platform, a distributed and daisy-chained system layout keeps the sensor cable length as short as possible and reduces noise and installation time. Thanks to our open platform with multiple interfaces, 3rd party systems can be connected easily, e.g., weather stations, cameras, vibrating wire strain gage systems (VWSG), water level gauges, and many more.
Our DAQ system is in measurement mode permanently after the mains supply is switched on, and data can be recorded continuously and triggered by an event. If no power supply from the grid is available, we can provide an off-grid solution with PV panels and batteries. Combined with our GI.cloud continuous or event-based data transfer to the cloud server is possible – fully encrypted – for visualization, data evaluation, alarming, and reporting.
As a leading provider of large-scale civil structure monitoring solutions, Gantner Instruments specializes in Bridge Monitoring, Weigh-In-Motion (WIM), Structural Health Monitoring (SHM), and Condition Monitoring, employing a range of technologies such as railway bridge monitoring, eigenfrequency assessment, video time sync, strain measurement, inclination analysis, environmental data capture, and vibration monitoring to ensure structural integrity and safety.
Gantner’s monitoring solutions are built on a robust infrastructure of distributed data acquisition (DAQ) modules and a central Q.station controller, which work in unison to collect, synchronize, and concentrate data from various sensors such as accelerometers, strain gages, and cameras, providing seamless access to this data via an open API on our cloud-based platform, GI.cloud.
Utilizing our advanced Q.core system for local data analytics and the powerful GI.cloud for cloud-based analytics, Gantner Instruments’ monitoring solutions deliver superior performance for civil structures and mobile vehicle fleets. We provide real-time, remote insights into parameters like strain, inclination, and vibration, ensuring optimal operation, safety, and durability of these critical assets, while offering a comprehensive understanding of asset health through local and cloud-based analytics.
GI.cloud enables remote configuration and visualization of data collected from our advanced sensor technology, offers real-time analysis through data science with Python, and ensures precise time synchronization of the Q.controller (GPS, DCF77, NTP, PTPv2), providing a holistic, efficient, and future-proof platform for the monitoring of large-scale civil structures.
Gantner Instruments’ cutting-edge civil engineering monitoring solutions feature distributed data acquisition modules, which can be connected via wired, fiber optic, or wireless networks, effortlessly bridging distances of several hundred meters while maintaining high-speed data transfer rates up to 100kHz, ensuring accurate and comprehensive analysis of vital parameters for large-scale civil structures.
Gantner Instruments’ advanced monitoring solutions seamlessly integrate synchronized picture and video data from connected cameras with our distributed data acquisition modules, delivering a comprehensive, multi-dimensional overview of strain, inclination, environmental effects, and vibrations in large-scale civil structures, enhancing real-time analysis and condition monitoring.
Railway and highway bridges are critical infrastructure that need movement, displacement, inclination, bending, vibration, crack growth, monitoring coupling joints, and supports to be continuously monitored to ensure the safety of the travelling public.
Continuously monitor the condition of a structure, such as a building, bridge, or dam, to detect and diagnose any damage or defects. Applications include wind turbines, pipelines, towers, lighthouses, walls, tunnels, and dams.
Monitoring various parameters such as temperature, pressure, vibration, and load data, while WIM is a type of condition monitoring that specifically measures the weight of a vehicle as it moves over a given surface. Both techniques can be used to detect changes in the condition of a system or piece of equipment and can be used to detect faults in the system.
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Gantner’s cutting-edge DAQ technology is trusted globally for applications in the mobility, aerospace, civil engineering, and energy sectors. Choose from the following industry examples to discover the most versatile DAQ on the market.