Rebarscope® Introduced by James® Instruments Inc. for Rebar
Location and Bar Size Determination as well as Locating Other Metal
Objects in Concrete, Masonry and
Other Construction Materials
Chicago Illinois, October 20th, 2011 - James® Instruments Inc.
the worldwide leading manufacturer of non-destructive test equipment
for concrete and other construction materials and coarse grained
materials, has introduced the Rebarscope
® for locating steel
reinforcemnt ( rebar ) as well as determine the bar size. It
will locate other metal objects such as copper and aluminium pipe, as
well. The equipment will locate in concrete and masonry as
well as any other non - metallic construction material.
Applications include structural engineers analyzing an
existing steel reinforcing bar network, determining depth of cover of
the steel reinforcing bar, as well as mapping utility lines or rebar
inside the concrete or other material being tested. This is
the fifth generation of rebar locator developed by James
This level of commitment to building has brought the features
sought out by professionals most of all.
The Rebarscope® features the following:
Rebarscope® in use
current sensor design for greater accuracy with built in temperature
compensation, no need to zero the sensor.
sensor for all depth ranges.
sensor and main instrumentation unit to scan difficult to access area's.
rebar, post tension cable, conduit,and copper pipe.
and splash resistant case. Daylight visible display.
Scan Cart logs distance data as well as location of rebar.
up to 8" (200 mm) deep. Determines bar size up to 4.5" (115 mm) deep.
to ACI 318, BS 1881 Part 204, DIN 1045, CP 110, EC 2, SIA< 162,
The Rebarscope® has three different options for the end user.
® Basic which allows the user to locate metal
objects as well as determine bar size. The Rebarscope
® software allowing the user to store and later upload data to
a personal computer. Finally, the Rebarscope
® Complete System
which includes the optional
ScanCart and Rebarscope® software allowing the user to not only scan for object but to log and
store the distance between the metal objects as well.
The Rebarscope® is an exciting development in our long history
of rebar locators says Michael Hoag President of James
Inc. ťBy using the latest in electronics technology we have been able
to provide many solutions that our customers have been asking for.
James® Instruments specializes in Non-Destructive testing
equipment for concrete and other construction materials.
Central to the improvement of the concrete infrastructure are
tools that evaluate the condition of existing construction. Destructive
and non-destructive testing (NDT) techniques are applied. Destructive
tests can provide direct information, but are relatively expensive,
time-consuming and cause damage to the structure. Destructive test
results often cannot be evaluated using statistical approaches because
the number of locations in the structure that can be tested without
damage to the structure is limited. On the other hand, NDT techniques
are relatively inexpensive to apply, and they can detect, localize, and
characterize flaws and damage in concrete, wood and other construction
material structures without leaving any undesirable discontinuities or
causing damage to concrete members.
James® Instruments Inc. is the leading manufacturer of
non-destructive test equipment for construction materials, specifically
concrete, ceramic, wood, masonry, mortar, gypsum and other coarse
grained materials. We supply the instruments that: measure strength,
both compressive and tensile, locate rebar and other objects in
concrete and masonry, determine density and analyze materials
ultrasonically, analyze corrosion and, finally, determine
moisture in concrete and other construction materials. And
® Instruments -- rugged, quality equipment for
field use -- backed by factory service and an ongoing program of
research and development.