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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.


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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. 


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Remote Installations at GDS

Due to travel restrictions, changing government guidelines & isolation periods after travel, GDS have introduced a new remote installation solution to allow customers to get their apparatus set-up and operational without the need for an installation engineer on-site.

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GDS Supply Apparatus To 86% Of The World’s Top 50 Universities

QS Quacquarelli Symonds is the world’s leading provider of services, analytics, and insight to the global higher education sector. Their research is published on their flagship website Here you can compare the top universities by region and subject.

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"The Instrumental" By Tanya Rappolt

Located in our sales reception, hangs a piece of stunning artwork crafted by Tanya Rappolt, an administrator at GDS. 

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Geolabs Resonant Column

Geolabs feature GDS' Resonant Column apparatus in a recent article, explaining the benefits of the system and how they use it in their commercial laboratory. 


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