Precision measurement instrumentation and systems specialist, Amberg Technologies, introduces a new software solution for tunnel construction projects.
Amberg Control, which is being launched at this week’s Intergeo event in Berlin (7-9 October 2014), functionally complements the company’s existing TMS definition and precision measurement product portfolio (Amberg Navigator and Amberg Applications) and offers powerful reporting and analysis functions.
The demands on state-of-the-art tunnel construction are immense: the greatest possible cost-effectiveness from the first blasting round to the final construction is key. Cost-saving solutions are required while retaining the highest precision and quality. In order to better meet those requirements, Amberg Technologies has developed the new Amberg Control system solution, which enables creation of complete and in-depth reports on all recorded profile measurement data.
Today, the recording of profile measurement data is integrated directly into the process of tunnel construction as standard procedure for all tunnelling projects. The main requirements for profile measurement include easy operation of the instruments by the surveyor or tunnel team, and simple, relevant analysis functions. After the profile data has been recorded in the tunnel, they need to be managed and refined. Amberg Control provides the means to transform surveying data into simple, meaningful and relevant reports – regardless of the instrument used for data collection.
The software generates data on ‘as-built’ comparisons as well as ‘meas. vs. meas.’ comparisons. From first blasting round control and the calculation of the geological over-profile, to non-destructive concrete layer thickness control, Amberg Control provides all key tunnel construction project data in a reliable and swift manner.
One distinguishing advantage of Amberg Control is the broadened import interface, enabling the use of data by different total stations. This independence from measurement instruments provides users with greater flexibility during data analysis. Furthermore, Amberg Control for the first time enables complete 3D calculation and visualisation from measurement data.
“This new feature allows us to meet increased customer demands as the swift and easy interpretation of measurement results is vital in state-of-the-art tunnel construction“, said Oliver Schneider, Product Manager Tunnel at Amberg Technologies.
The 3D calculation of measurement data is supported by the new Amberg Applications 6.0. The on-board software for Leica total stations records all profile data without the need for additional hardware. Amberg Control is furthermore fully compatible with the Amberg Navigator – the tablet solution for profile measurements inside a tunnel. “In the process of developing the software, we put great focus on creating fully integrated work and data flows. Thanks to Amberg Control, Amberg Applications and Amberg Navigator, our customers are in full control of tunnel construction measurement technology,” said Schneider.
Amberg Control constitutes the further development of the Amberg TMS product portfolio. It functionally complements the established TMS profile system solutions. The software is available in two versions: the starter model, Amberg Control Basic, compares as-built comparisons. Amberg Control Plus additionally allows meas. vs. meas. comparisons.