ShapeArray™

Instruments ready to measure deformation off the reel.

Product Matrix

SAA<strong>V</strong>

SAAV

The most advanced ShapeArray™ makes installation even simpler.

Installation Vertical, Arc, Horizontal

Applications Settlement, lateral deformation and convergence monitoring

Segment Length 250, 500 mm

Product Duration Short and long term

SAA<strong>X</strong>

SAAX

Purpose-built with longer one metre segments for heavy duty horizontal installation: soil settlement, rail-line deformation, and pipeline monitoring.

Installation Horizontal

Applications Settlement monitoring

Segment Length 1000 mm

Product Duration Short and long term

SAA<strong>V EXTEND</strong>

SAAV EXTEND

Connect sensorized segments in the field for a continuous deformation profile.

Installation Vertical

Applications Option to lengthen sensitized zone for lateral deformation monitoring in the field

Segment Length 500 mm

Product Duration Short and long term

SAA<strong>Scan</strong>

SAAScan

Built for rapid deployment and repeated use. The instrument of choice for one-shot verification of the alignment of jet-grouting holes. Thick-walled 500 mm segments provide great spatial detail and resist damage.

Installation Vertical

Applications Designed to verify borehole alignment

Segment Length 500 mm

Product Duration Rapid installation and removal

SAA<strong>F</strong>

SAAF

DISCONTINUED: SAAF is a versatile ShapeArray with a range of available segment lengths that enable tailoring of spatial resolution and maximum curvature. Ideal for long-term monitoring horizontally, vertically, or in an arc.

  • 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