• Model 6200 Lightweight Profiler

    Model 6200 Lightweight Profiler

    System Overview:

    The Ames Lightweight Profiler has emerged as the profiler of choice for top paving contractors throughout the U.S. and beyond.  The 6200 has proven to consistently provide accurate and repeatable results that our customers can depend on.

    Documented testing done by independent government agencies have shown that the Ames Profiler provides accurate and repeatable comparisons to true rod and level profile.  Studies have also shown excellent correlations to the “California-style” profilograph.

    Developed for:

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

    Computer hardware:


      • Panasonic Toughbook laptop with a 500 GB hard drive and 4 GB of RAM
      • Transmissive daylight readable active matrix LCD color touch screen display
      • RS-232 serial port connections to data acquisition components
      • RS-485 serial connection to sensors and switch pod
      • Secure Digital PC card with 1GB memory for fast file transfer
      • High speed (2 inches/second) thermal strip printer for plotting pavement profile at job site
      • All electronic components housed in water resistant and dust tight case
      • Components case mounted with shock absorbers in the rear compartment of vehicle
      • Field replacement of any component does not require re-calibration of the system
      • Capable of connecting a second sensor to profile both wheel tracks simultaneously
      • Second sensor is field installable

    Computer Software:

      • Windows operating system
      • Displays profile and real time IRI while data is being collected
      • Calculates Profile Index (PI), International Roughness Index (IRI), Ride Quality Index (RQI), and Ride Number (RN)
      • Plots and displays true profile, California profilograph profile, and rolling straightedge profile
      • Equipped with variable high and low pass filter options
      • Contains automatic bump detection feature
      • Identifies location of “out of specification” bumps
      • Uses system’s odometer mode for bump location
      • Equipped with the following export file options: ERD, html, Texas PRO, CSV and ASCII
      • All fields selectable output to ASCII file and selectable delimiter

    System Information:

      • Capable of collecting measurements at speeds between 8 and 15 mph
      • Laser-type height sensor with a range of five inches and a resolution of .002 inch
      • Pavement elevation sampling: Up to 16,000 samples per second
      • Profile wavelength range: 1.8 to 314 feet
      • Accelerometer resolution: .0001g
      • Data storage: 50,000 miles
      • Data interchange: Secure Digital (SD) PC card

    Transport Trailer:

      • Fully enclosed trailer
      • Overall length: 17’ maximum; Interior length 13’6’’ minimum
      • Overall width: 8’5” maximum; Interior width: 6’6” minimum
      • Overall height: 8’6” maximum; Interior height: 6’6”