EquipmentPile Dynamics Analayzer - Dynamic Load Tester (PDA-DLT)

The Pile Dynamics Analyzer – Dynamic Load Tester was designed specifically for quality assurance testing of drilled shafts and bored piles. The PDA-DLT allows for multiple configurations of force measurement. The system acquires data from accelerometers and strain transducers attached to a pile or shaft so that High Strain Dynamic Tests (ASTM D4945) may be performed. The tests require the impact of a suitable drop weight. 

The PDA-DLT evaluates: 

  • Bearing Capacity 
  • Structural Integrity 
  • Foundation Stresses 


  • Size: 320 X 250 X 68 mm (12.6 x 9.8 x 2.7 inches)
  • Weight: 5 Kg (11 lbs)
  • Temperature Range: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104° F) operating; -20 to 65°C (-4 to 149° F) storage
  • Display:  26.4cm (10.4”), sunlight readable, resolution 1024 X 768
  • Video Outputs: HDMI, VGA
  • Power: 4 hour continuous data collection battery pack, 12 VDC car battery, or 100-240 VAC.  Extra battery pack supplied.
  • Charging time: 6 hours max.

Built in capacitive touch screen 


  • Microsoft Windows® 7 Operating System 
  • 60 GB SSD internal drive 
  • Ethernet port 
  • 4 USB ports 
  • Analog signal conditioning filtering (frequency response) 2.5 KHZ (-3 dB) 
  • 16-bit A/D converter with sampling frequency of 10.24 MHz 
  • 8 channels with effective digitizing frequency of 10 KHz to 40 KHz selectable 
  • 1K, 2K, or 4K data record sizes available 
  • Basic unit accuracy 2% 


  • Built in calibration test function 
  • Compatible with Smart Sensors 
  • Wireless range up to 100 m (328 ft) 
  • Up to 16 universal (strain or acceleration, piezoelectric or piezoresistive) channels of wireless data acquisition 
  • Up to 8 universal (strain or acceleration, piezoelectric or piezoresistive) channels of traditional data acquisition 
  • Automatic balancing of signals and signal conditioning 
  • Digital (software) integration of acceleration 
  • Signal conditioning for force and acceleration have similar frequency response 
  • Internal calibration check of strain and acceleration 
  • Signal amplification capability 
  • Triggers on any attached strain transducer 
  • User adjustable pre-trigger buffer size 
  • High speed internet data transmission using SiteLink® through broadband phone or other network device (additional desktop sharing software needed) 
  • Dial up data transmission through data capable mobile phone connected via USB 


  • Operates in English, SI, or Metric units 
  • Optional external USB keyboard, mouse, and WiFi (802.11b, g,n) available 
  • Includes both soft side carry-on luggage case and hard transit case 
  • Equipped for remote technical support using SiteLink 
  • Optional TeamViewer desktop sharing software license for use with SiteLink 
  • Furnished with licenses for PDA Software Suite (PDA-S, iCAP®,  
  • PDIPLOT2 and PDI Curves), GRLWEAP and CAPWAP®   
  • Full 1-year warranty 
  • PDA manual in PDF format and printed CAPWAP manual included 

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