System Description EarthImager/2D Software SuperSting R1/IP MiniSting
SuperSting R8/IP SuperSting Marine Swift Electrode Cables  

Swift Smart Electrode System

Swift smart electrode switches complement the SuperSting series of earth resistivity meters, enabling automatic measurements to be made for 2D and 3D surveys, as well as depth soundings.

The system consists of a central electronic and power unit which interfaces to the SuperSting resistivity meter and (optionally) to a standard PC.

Connected to this control unit are the switched electrode cables with up to 254 electrodes. All electrodes are controlled from the SuperSting or from the PC depending on configuration. Any combination of current and voltage electrode connections can be set up remotely before a reading is taken.

The Swift switches are simply attached to stainless steel electrodes
 in the field using the stainless steel springs.

With Swift and SuperSting a 600 reading 2D profile can be measured in approx. 2 hours. This makes routine investigations possible using state-of-the-art 2D and 3D interpretation methods.

Key Benefits

Automates otherwise uneconomical investigations
Complete control of measurement array geometry possible
Cables submersible - withstand harsh handling
Electrode switches with connectors available for simple array redesign
Cables can be supplied in custom lengths and with quick-connect connectors
Switches attach easily to electrodes using rubber bands

Data / specifications

Control method Each switch is digitally addressable. Any line can be activated in a switch (ABMN).
Switch addresses 1-254 available for electrode switches, #255 used for testing equipment. Each switch can be easily readdressed by user in the field.
Cable Specially designed multi-core cable for minimized crosstalk and noise pick-up. Outer jacket made from heavy duty yellow polyurethane. Jacket distance coded for ease of layout.
Custom lengths available on request.
Cable with moulded quick connectors available on request.
Switch power Idle power:7 mW per switch; total for 254 switch cable is approximately 1.8 W
Active power: add 500 mW during measure cycle
Switch size 32mm diam. x 210 mm including cable grips. Outer case made from stainless steel.
Environmental Switch is water-proof, can sustain up to 10 m water depth. Special version for deeper work can be offered
Control box Internally powered by a 4 Ah 12V NiCd rechargeable battery. Battery life with 254 switches > 24 hours.
Controls switch activation and channels measure current and potential signals into the Swift cable.
Interface for both SuperSting and a PC com port.
Software Control software for PC delivered with system. Swift can be operated directly by SuperSting R1 without PC.
Options Switches are available directly connected to the cable or with integrated multi-pole connectors for flexible field use.



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