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 settlement and 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