The FACE Profileograph was originally developed to check the floor’s surface regularity against the American F-min number system for defined traffic floors.
However, in February 2003 the British Concrete Society revised its Technical Report 34 (TR34) to include a measurement system (described in Appendix C) that is similar to the F-min number specification. In 2013 the fourth edition of the TR34 included this method of measurement in the main body of the document.
The FACE Digital TR34 Profileograph measures the transverse difference in elevation as all defined traffic specifications but the longitudinal control looks at the elevation difference of the front to rear axle of the fork lift truck and sees the floor profile as the truck feels it.
The TR34, EN 15620:2008* and the ACI F-min Profileographs are identical and are the only true simulators of materials handling equipment in very narrow aisles. As the self propelled FACE TR34 Profileograph moves along the narrow aisle, the sensor wheels travel in the wheel paths of the truck. Differential graphs are produced relating to the longitudinal and transverse profiles exactly as would be experienced by the real truck.
The data can be extrapolated to determine compliance with DM1, DM2 or DM3 of TR34 and/or EN 15620:2008*.
The resultant differential graphs are colour coded, scaled and easy to read.
The TR34, EN 15620:2008* and the ACI F-min Profileographs are identical and are the only true simulators of materials handling equipment in very narrow aisles.
Please contact Face Consultants to determine your floors compliance with DM1, DM2 or DM3 of TR34 and/or EN 15620:2008*.* Replaced 2021. New version has no flatness requirement.
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