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Software Update: Adaptive (stiffness) control for traditional load frames with GDSLab

GDS have implemented a new “TraditionalCell Loadframe Control Parameter Tool” in GDSLab, to enhance control when performing stress based tests (with a traditional loadframe) using velocity feedback control.

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GDSLab Software Installation Video

We have put together a short video demonstrating how to install or update your copy of GDSLab software. Below are the links refereed to in the video.

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Structural Soils Expands Geotechnical Testing Capacity

Structural Soils has expanded their geotechnical testing capacity following delivery of their latest order from GDS. Multiple static and dynamic systems were received (see images below), accompanied by some advanced transducers, to further enhance their testing capabilities.

GDSTAS  ELDYN  GDSAOS  LVDT  GDSBES 

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ISO 9001: 2015 Accreditation Renewal

GDS has successfully passed it's ISO 9001: 2015 accreditation renewal.

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Preparing a Sand Sample for Triaxial Testing

Dan Zanett a Geotechnical Systems Engineer at GDS Instruments, talks through the steps of making a sand sample for triaxial testing. Two different camera angles have been used to give you a detailed view of the process.

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Software Update: Axial Control in Saturation & Consolidation Module

GDS have implemented new functionality in the Triaxial Saturation and Consolidation (Satcon) test module, to allow optional Axial control during Saturation and Consolidation. This gives the Satcon test module the option of either undocked Isotropic test control or docked Isotropic/Anisotropic test control.

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Career Opportunities at GDS

We has continued to invest in our team throughout 2020, with 12 new employees joining GDS. These roles have been in various departments including, production, stores, purchasing and sales. However, we are not finished just yet and due to our expansion, have three current vacancies. We are recruiting for a Geotechnical Systems Engineer, a Commissioning & Quality Engineer and an Electro-Mechanical Engineer.

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New Technical Support Videos

Alongside our new remote installation videos, GDS have produced some useful technical support videos. These can found on our YouTube technical support playlist. Below is an one of the videos as an example.

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Having fun at the GDS test facility today testing a customers sample prior to shipment.

Having fun at the GDS test facility today testing a customers sample prior to shipment. A 500mm diameter x 1000mm height aggregate sample (our largest sample to date) failing under load in our 250kN frame, with new effective stress application via internal vacuum rather than traditional triaxial cell and confining pressure.

HLF 

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Trilab Installation of Two Triaxial Systems

Trilab has recently installed another 2 GDS triaxial automated systems, to add to their 4 existing Critical State Locus triaxial machines. 

GDSTAS 

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