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Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan
Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan
June 29, 2014 12:45 PM CDT

Newly updated Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan and PS 250 Ferroscan Detection Systems

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After setting the standard in the field of structural analysis and depth of cover measurement, Hilti now takes detection to a further dimension with new software enhancements to the Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan and Hilti PS 250 Ferroscan.

With the new software update, users are now able to export their scanned data in various standard design formats, such as “DXF,” “COLLADA,” and “X3D,” as well as import scan data in popular CID programs, e.g. AutoCad, Trimble SketchUp, and others. The scan position can now be labelled with building coordinates and drill hole markers exported for accurate scan placement in design files or repositioned on-site with layout tools.

Furthermore, Hilti delivers an unprecedented benefit of delivering the possibility to overlay scan data from three different sensors in one data output; thus, it is now possible to view from one document information gathered from the Hilti PS 250 Ferroscan, which reveals ferrous objects, rebar diameter and depth of cover information, and the Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan, which reveals various object target information from deeper detection ranges, in addition to electrical current sensor data. This allows easy object target classification and accurate depth calibration.
Using both Hilti systems makes it possible to inspect and analyze steel-reinforced and pre-stressed concrete structures to an extent that would otherwise be impossible, or at least greatly limited, by conventional means. This applies, above all, to remodeling, change of building use, structural repair or renovation, and to the field of quality assurance and seismic retrofitting.

With the new software update, radar and electrical current data can be overlayed in the same image in 2D and 3D data visualization, drill holes positioned in top view and cross sectional view in the required drilling diameter. The position of reinforcing bars, baskets and post tension cables can also be easily found and marked immediately or, alternatively, the data can be recorded for precise analysis and archival at one’s office.

For more information about the Hilti PS 1000 X-Scan or the PS 250 Ferroscan, please visit

About the Author

Carla Biggs is the Trade Media Manager at Hilti.


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