TransTech Systems Inc.’s Non-Nuclear Density Technology
TransTech Systems Inc., Latham, New York, is the originator, developer and creator of non-nuclear density technology for quality control in determining in-process asphalt density. The Pavement Quality Indicator (PQI) Model 380 is TransTech Systems’ latest and fourth-generation non-nuclear asphalt density gauge.
The TransTech Systems team offers a resource for knowledge about density and compaction of asphalt and soils. Non-nuclear technology offers many benefits to the user and the owner—lightweight, easy to learn and operate, four reading modes, download data easily by USB, GPS location recording for reports, a quick swappable rechargeable battery, no licensing required, can be used by anyone (no badge/training requirements), no transportation restrictions, gauges can cross state lines without additional fees and administrative burdens, according to the manufacturer. If a contractor has a mishap on a worksite and a density gauge gets damaged/run over/dropped/or falls off the tailgate, this is not a problem with the PQI 380. Merely call the TransTech office to replace the gauge. There’s no need to call various authorities or to complete cumbersome governmental paperwork while shutting down a job site due to possible exposures.
TransTech Systems states it has cemented its place in the road construction industry by inventing an innovative use of capacitance technology and continuously developing and improving it for more than 25 years. The PQI 380 conforms to ASTM Standard D7113 and AASHTO T 343-12 and is used worldwide with distributors in over 87 countries.