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Christmas Opening Hours

GDS’ office will close at 3pm on Friday the 21st of December, re-opening on Wednesday 2nd of January at 9.00am.

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New High Speed Digital Control and Acquisition System

Over the last four years GDS has been developing state-of-the-art Adaptive Control technologies that provide high-performance, high-accuracy dynamic control with unparalleled precision. The ADVDCS V2 is the direct result of this research and contains machine learning algorithms that adapt in real-time to dynamic changes in sample compliance thereby delivering excellent control over the full machine performance envelope.


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GDS Staff and Agents visit to GEOLABS

GDS held their international agents conference in Hampshire last week. 19 agents from 15 countries visited GDS for three days of networking and product demonstrations. During the conference GDS visited GEOLABS commercial laboratory in Watford, for a tour of their laboratory and to hear a talk from Dr John Powell. 

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GDS' 2018 International Agents Conference

19 representatives from 15 countries made Hampshire their home last week for the GDS Instruments agents conference. The three day conference comprised of presentations, focus groups, product demonstrations, customer visits as well as time to socialise with staff and enjoy some english hospitality. 

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7th International Conference on Unsaturated Soils (UNSAT2018)

GDS exhibited alongside their Chinese agents Earth Products China (EPC) at the recent UNSAT2018 conference in Hong Kong. The event was hosted by the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, with whom GDS developed their inner cell volume measurement method for unsaturated testing with.


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Case Study: Northeastern University, GDSTTA

To simulate the complex multi-axial stress conditions of rock, a customized True Triaxial Apparatus for rock was manufactured for Northeastern University.


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2018 Customer Open Days 13th & 14th September

 GDS will be holding two open days in September on Thursday the 13th and Friday 14th. We have a host of soil and rock apparatus on show demonstrate and our technical team on hand to answer any questions you may have. The list of apparatus on display is listed below.

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GDS Conquer/Complete the South Downs Way

13 Employees from GDS completed the South Downs Way (SDW) mountain bike ride last week and raised over £2,700 for Cancer Research UK in the process. The challenging 100 mile mountain bike route started in Winchester and ended at the white cliffs of Eastbourne. The GDS team tackled the SDW over two days which included over 11,500 feet of ascending hillsides. 

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A Busy Few Weeks of Exhibitions For GDS

What a few weeks it’s been for exhibitions! GDS have attended six in total for soil and rock testing.

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GDS Receive "Unqualified Pass" in Latest ISO 9001:2015 Accreditation

GDS Instruments have been awarded an “Unqualified Pass” (The top mark available) in their recent ISO 9001:2015 accreditation for Quality Management Systems. GDS joins the 10% of companies assessed by CQS to be awarded the Unqualified Pass mark.

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