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VW Crackmeter


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Datasheet Manual

The VW crackmeter is used to monitor movement at joints and cracks in concrete structures or rock. Typical applications include:

  • Monitoring joints for unexpected movement to provide early warning of performance problems
  • Monitoring joints and cracks in structures that may be affected by nearby excavation and construction activities.
  • Monitoring cracks in structures that have experienced seismic activity.


The VW crackmeter consists of a VW displacement transducer and a mounting kit. Anchors are installed on opposite sides of the crack and the transducer is mounted across the anchors. A change in the distance across the crack causes a change in the frequency signal produced by the VW displacement transducer when excited by the readout or data logger.

The readout device processes the signal, applies calibration factors, and displays a reading in millimeters or inches. The initial reading is used as a datum. Subsequent readings are compared to the datum to calculate the magnitude, rate, and acceleration of movement across the crack.


High Accuracy: The VW crackmeter provides a repeatability of 0.3 mm.

Two Ranges: The VW crackmeter is available in 60 and 100 mm ranges (2.4 and 4 inch).

Temperature Measurement: The VW crackmeter is equipped with a temperature sensor.

Manual or Automatic Readings: The crackmeter connects easily to a data logger for unattended monitoring.

For more information

Please download the datasheet and the manual for the VW Crackmeter. These documents can be viewed and printed with Adobe Acrobat Reader.



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