Nov 8, 2019

Meet the Distributor: HMA Geotechnical

Tyler Morency
9 months ago

Meet the Distributor: HMA Geotechnical

HMA Geotechnical has distributed Measurand products since 2009 and RST Instruments‘ full suite of monitoring instrumentation for over 30 years. They design, manufacture, and distribute instrumentation for the geotechnical and mining industries in Australia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, and Indonesia.

HMA Geotechnical has used ShapeArray’s real-time data collection to monitor underwater dredging and reclamation projects and to monitor slope stability in Australia’s vast mining sector.
Matthew Crawford, HMA Geotechnical’s Sales Manager, spoke with Measurand about his company’s work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TCPw-DmKtyM

More from HMA’s website: Our portfolio and areas of expertise is extensive and provides the following products and solutions for geotechnical, mining and structural engineering applications: Pressure monitoring, stress monitoring, displacement monitoring, inclination monitoring, data logging and telemetry communication systems, project management and “turnkey” services.”

Meet the Distributor is a video series that introduces a valued Measurand distributor and shares their company’s work. Subscribe to Measurand on YouTube to make sure not to miss a video.

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  • 1993

    The Beginning

    Measurand is established in Fredericton, New Brunswick
  • 1994

    Bend sensor development

    Measurand develops and patents fiber optic bend and position sensors for the medical and automotive sectors

    U.S. Patent 5,321,257

  • 1995

    Canadian Space Agency

    Receives funding from the CSA to develop sensor technology that ultimately leads to invention of ShapeTape

    U.S. Patent 5,633,494

  • 1999

    Patent on fiber optic sensor

    Measurand receives patent for "Fiber Optic Bending and Positioning Sensor" issued June 29, 1999

    Canadian Patent 2,073,162

  • 2001

    ShapeTape & ShapeHand debut

    Measurand designs and develops innovative motion capture technology

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2002

    Measurand Attends the ICPMG

    First contact with the geotechnical sector at the International Conference on Physical Modelling in Geotechnics (ICPMG)
  • 2004

    ShapeArray

    Design patent application sent about a new product designed to meet the specific needs of the geotechnical industry

    U.S. Patent 6,127,672, 6,563,107

  • 2005-08

    ShapeWrap

    Measurand debuts ShapeWrap motion capture technology for the film and animation industry

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2006

    Malibu installation

    ShapeAccelArray installed for ground monitoring for the first time​ in Malibu, CA

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2007

    ShapeMRI

    Suite of instrumentation developed for motion capture within Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machines

    U.S. Patent 7,296,363

  • 2011

    SAAScan launched

    Built for rapid deployment and repeated use

    Canadian Patent 2,472,421

  • 2014

    SAAX launched

    Purpose-built for heavy-duty horizontal installation

    Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,815,195

  • 2017

    SAAV launched

    The only geotechnical instrument with a patented cyclical installation method

    Cyclical Sensor Array, Canadian application 2,815,199 & 2,911,175