Light Weight Deflectometer – ZORN ZFG Number 10,000 Auctioned

Nov 30, 2018 | Compaction Control

The base plate of ZFG Nr. 10,000 has been hallmarked today at Zorn Instruments. Otmar Mewes, a ZORN team member for more than 30 years, carefully hit the hammer on the number stamp this morning. He had already marked ZFG number “1” many years ago, for the first series of Light Weight Deflectometer.

Back then, no one was thinking to take a photo. But today the cameras were ready.

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Where will the money raised at auction go? ZORN INSTRUMENTS will donate the entire proceeds to Hochschule Magdeburg-Stendal. This renowned German University for Applied Sciences will use the money to finance a scholarship in the field of construction engineering.

The anniversary ZFG will be presented to the auction winner in Magdeburg on 13 December 2018. Dr. Reiner Haseloff, Chief Minister of the federal state Saxony-Anhalt, will join the event as an honorary guest.

We have been very happy with the support from Insitutek. They are knowledgeable and have been super responsive and flexible to our needs.

Federico Velasquez

Senior Geotechnical Engineer, CMW GeoSciences

The ZFG 3000 is an excellent tool and should be included in any professional contractors equipment list of assets. This tool should have a similar impact on the construction industry as the laser level. The ability to accurately and reliably measure this aspect of ground condition will improve the quality of the work and remove doubt as to the progress of the project.

I bought my ZFG 3000 and on the same day less than two hours later, it had paid for itself. Using this instrument, I was able to demonstrate scientifically, repeatably and independently the quality of the work that we had completed for our client. Ending the disagreement and creating an improved working relationship. Most jobs are not as confrontational as this was however, most jobs are built to a standard. The contractor can now measure as required, to know on site, at the time of testing if this standard is being achieved.

I strongly recommend the ZFG 3000 Deflectometer to any earthmoving, civil construction contractor. Good luck with your projects.

Jim Bassett

Managing Director, Bassearth Pty Ltd

FH is now routinely using the LWD with very good feedback and useful engineering data. The equipment is an easy to use Zorn LWD.

Laszlo Petho

Pavements Manager, Fulton Hogan

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