The Encardio-rite beam sensors consist of MEMS tilt sensors housed inside a beam, which can be 1 m, 2 m, or 3 m long. It is attached to the structures for monitoring any differential movement and tilting of structures.
The beam sensors come in two variants:
The beam sensors provide a relatively low-cost system that offers excellent resolution and long term stability.
The beam sensor can be mounted both vertically and horizontally. These are provided with special mounting fasteners for horizontal and vertical installations on concrete structures. For monitoring differential settlement along railway tracks, installation may be required on wooden railway track sleepers. For such installation, mounting plates are available (at extra cost).
For monitoring deflection and deformation of retaining walls, sheet piling, etc., the beam sensors are mounted in vertical strings. The beam sensor can also be installed in long horizontal strings to measure differential settlement along railway tracks, tunnels, pipelines, embankments, etc.