patented AV 2000 Air Void Analysis System is an advanced, complete hardware and software
package for performing computerized air void analyses of hardened concrete samples.
How does it work?
Computer-controlled microstepping motors move the concrete sample beneath a
stereoscope. The operator views the test area through the stereoscope and presses buttons
to indicate the presence of air voids and aggregates. The user-friendly program calculates
air void parameters and generates a client-ready report, which can be viewed on screen,
printed or saved on disk for further analysis.
Samples are scanned from left to right, or top to bottom. Traverse lines are
automatically distributed evenly over the test area selected by the operator. Data
collection is performed through the ergonomically designed button pad. The button pad
commands are customized by the operator using the system's intuitive, easy-to-use
software. This software also offers on-line help for each program option and function.
"Using the AV 2000 approach proved to be instrumental in
providing a significant time savings to our linear traverse testing and analysis. It made
my job easier " Dave Linell, Lab Supervisor, Minnesota Department of
AV 2000 Air Void Analysis System performs linear traverse, point count and
modified point-count methods.
- Reduces test time by as much as one half to one third
- Improves accuracy over the conventional manual approach
- Provides greater flexibility in testing and analysis
- Maintains a permanent electronic data record for extended analysis
- Reduces operator eye strain because of shorter test time
- Improves operator efficiency and saves money
Concrete sample as seen through an optional 35mm camera. (15x)
Different sample shapes can be tested