Worldsensing adds deformation monitoring to IoT tool

Spanish Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions developer Worldsensing has incorporated ground and structural deformation measurement products developed by Canadian company Measurand Instruments into its remote monitoring tool, Loadsensing.
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ShapeArray is used at Zelazny Most Reservoir Europe’s largest copper tailings pond

The integration will give companies the option to use Worldsensing's wireless digital logger products with ShapeArray's real-time automated deformation monitoring.

"By combining the Loadsensing Digital Logger with ShapeArray, experts and engineers tasked with monitoring can now easily scale their deployments with our reliable, wireless monitoring solution, " said Albert Zaragoza, chief technology office at Worldsensing.

The ShapeArray sensor family is used widely in mining and tailings ponds, while Loadsensing's Digital Loggers are already compatible with a range of sensors including in-place inclinometers (IPIs), multi-point extensometers (MPBX) and extensometer probes, as well as tiltmeters and tilt beams.

"Measurand wants clients to have the freedom to use ShapeArray with the wireless data acquisition solution that best fits their monitoring strategy,"added Terry Patterson, Measurand's chief technology officer.

Measurand's ShapeArray monitors below-surface movement to detect the location of shear planes and other sources of instability in open-pit mining. In underground mining, ShapeArray also monitors subsidence effects, and anchor bolt drill holes.

The newly integrated solution will be capable of connectivity of up to 12 kilometres  through a LoRa star network topology unaffected by radio signal obstructions, does not require repeaters or network planning and is not critical-path dependent.