The new ZRM 6014 road marking retroreflectometer from Zehntner is said to incorporate five innovations in one go: telescope handle and wheels as standard, colour touch display, camera, level meter and compass."The main focus has been put on speeding up the measuring process of road markings. RL and Qd are measured in about two seconds: single measurements of RL or Qd take only one second each," says managing director Peter
"Somebody who has actually been on the road for measurements knows that speed is of the essence." As well as the RL and Qd values temperature and air humidity are recorded simultaneously. Extensive options to configure the instrument include a level meter to determine the gradient of the road; a compass that indicates the orientation and a GPS receiver allows precise positioning of the results. As standard, all this information can be displayed on mapping software for easy evaluation.
An optional built-in camera allows the user to get a picture of the marking from the point of view of the measuring instrument, which is said to be helpful when in doubt during the evaluation of critical results.
Data can be transferred to a PC or memory stick within seconds, and a built-in printer can print measuring results on the spot.