The base: Icone and Icontrol
The Icone, a digital cone, measures the four standard parameters: cone tip resistance (qc), sleeve friction (fs), pore water pressure (u) and inclination (Ix/y). The Icone is mechanically 40% stronger than its analog predecessor and at the same time more accurate, more reliable and easier to maintain. Calibration data is stored in the cone itself, so separate data holders such as USB sticks are no longer necessary. Icones come with a pre-pressure & seal assembly that reduces cone maintenance.
The Icontrol, the digital data logger, is placed near the computer on which the data is recorded. It combines the depth information with the obtained CPT data and provides power to the Icone.
Digital technology provides nearly unlimited bandwith for data transfer, so combinations with additional parameters using click-on modules is possible.