• 8300 Portable High Speed Profiler

    8300 Portable High Speed Profiler

    System Overview:

    The Model 8300 Portable High Speed Profiler is designed as a portable system that can be used on multiple vehicles. The system can be front or rear mounted and can easily install onto any vehicle using the vehicle’s standard 2″ receiver hitch. A rugged Panasonic Toughbook  laptop mounts inside the cab to control all of the profiler system functions. The Ames High Speed Profiler meets or exceeds the following requirements: ASTM E950 Class 1 profiler specifications, AASHTO PP 51-02 and Texas test method TEX 1001-S.

    Now available with a Profiler GPS-DMI, this revolutionary device replaces the need for a wheel mounted encoder while improving data collection efficiency and operator safety.

    Developed for:

    • Paving contractors
    • Testing agencies
    • State and federal highway departments

    Profiler GPS-DMI

    Data Acquisition Unit


      • High Speed system can be on front or rear mount using the vehicles standard 2″ hitch receiver
      • Ruggedized laptop mounted in cab of vehicle with test personnel
      • Single or dual wheel track systems
      • Frame is adjustable to accomodate different vehicles
      • System:
      • Capable of collecting measurements at speeds between 25 and 65 mph
      • Laser height sensor with a range of eight inches and a resolution of 0.002 inch
      • Horizontal distance measured with an optical encoder that has a resolution of 0.15 inches
      • Pavement elevation sampling: 16,000 samples per second
      • Pavement elevation sample storage: software selectable 1-16 samples/foot
      • Profile wavelength range: 0.5 to 6,400 feet
      • Accelerometer resolution: 0.0001g

    Computer Hardware

      • Panasonic Toughbook laptop with a 500 GB hard drive and 4 GB of RAM
      • Color SVGA anti-reflective, outdoor readable touch display screen
      • Ethernet connection from laptop to data acquisition computer
      • RS-485 serial network between data acquisition computer and all modules
      • Secure Digital PC card with 1 GB memory for fast file transfer
      • High speed (2 inches/second) thermal strip printer for plotting pavement profile on site
      • All electronic components housed in water resistant and dust tight enclosures
      • Field replacement of any component does not require re-calibration of the system
      • Capable of field installing a second sensor to profile both wheel tracks simultaneously

    Computer Software

      • Microsoft Windows operating system
      • Display profile in real time while data is being collected
      • Calculates Profile Index (PI), International Roughness Index (IRI), Half-car Roughness Index (HRI), Ride Quality
      • Index (RQI), and Ride Number (RN)
      • Plots true profile, California profilograph profile, and rolling straightedge profile
      • Equipped with variable high and low pass filter options
      • Contains automatic bump detection software
      • Capable of displaying “true” profile, rolling straightedge, and California type profilograph profile on screen
      • Identifies location of “out-of-specification” bumps and dips
      • Bumps can be located easily using system’s odometer mode
      • Equipped with the following export file options: profile elevation points, Michigan ERD format, Texas PRO format, comma separated variable (CSV) format and generated report tables format (HTML)

    • Onsite Demonstrations and Consultation

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