DAT instruments is an Italian company that specializes in the design and production of instruments and software used in special foundation jobs such as piling, jet grouting, CFA, diaphragm walls, drilling, grout injection, soil mixing and vibroflotation. DAT instruments offers a range of products, both standard and custom made, which can assist customers with multi-site operations.

Founded in 2001 by Amedeo Valoroso, DAT instruments is a dynamic and fast growing company that serves over twenty countries on five continents. In a recent Interview Mr. Valoroso said:” […] We offer rugged, reliable and accurate instrumentation that deliver precision and quality at a very competitive price, and is bound to satisfy our customers. All components used in our instruments are of the highest quality and have been selected to withstand all site conditions our customers are likely to encounter. Furthermore, all instruments are subject to extensive controls, testing and simulations before delivery, which ensures that our customers receive high performance devices that will provide years of dependable service.”

Interview with Amedeo Valoroso, CEO at DAT instruments.

Easy Engineering: What are the main areas of activity of the company?

Amedeo Valoroso: DAT instruments is manufacturers of dataloggers (electronic instruments to record drilling rigs data).

We manufacture datalogger for Datalogger for: Jet grouting – Grouting – TAM grouting – GIN – Compensation grouting – Drilling – MWD – LWD – CFA – Deep mixing – Soil mixing – DSM – Vibroflotation – Sand Compaction Piles – Diaphragm walls – Hydromills – Lugeon tests – Mineral Investigation.

E.E: What’s the news about new products?

A.V: Our new DAT WideLog and DAT TinyLog dataloggers are touch screen, color monitor.

As every other DAT instruments product, is deployed for the construction site, it is very resistant and can be also used wearing gloves. At the same time, the big full HD monitor allows to display a lot of different data simultaneously, with graphs giving an immediate perception of the maximum, medium and lowest value; moreover, it also shows the prefixed value to which all other parameters have to tend.

The large internal memory records several data and is a totally solid state component; This fact improves the robustness and resistance to external shocks.

Data can be transmitted via USB pen drive or Internet: in fact, the DAT WideLog and DAT TinyLog are equipped with a Ethernet access and Wi-Fi antenna for Internet connection. Moreover, it is also possible to install a 3G-4G modem. During the operating phase data are transferred to every single hole, and they are available in the office in real time. They can be visualised on every kind of device: PC, smart phones or tablets; all files are compatible with Microsoft Excel e OpenOffice Calc.

E.E: What are the ranges of products?

A.V: DAT WideLog and DAT TinyLog dataloggers are touch screen, with color monitor. They record data of a drilling rig while performing the drill. Other products are:

JET SDP / IB (cheap for drilling), JET DSP 100 / IR (cheap for grouting), JET 4000 AME (automatic for Jet grouting – Grouting – TAM grouting – GIN – Compensation grouting – Drilling – MWD – LWD – CFA – Deep mixing – Soil mixing – DSM – Vibroflotation – Sand Compaction Piles –Lugeon tests – Mineral Investigation), JET DSP 100 / D (Diaphragm walls – Hydromills).

Also, we manufacture all sensor required to measure the drilling machine parameters.

Easy DAT software let the Customer organize data, draw graphics and tables and print them. It is also available a function to export data.

E.E: At what stage is the market where you are currently active?

A.V: After depression, we can see that, in some countries, job sites are increasing. Of course, we are sorry to see that other countries are in crisis.

E.E: What can you tell us about market trends?

A.V: We think that the market will grow. Also, the Bauma Exhibition in Munchen can be an interesting turning point, as it was in past editions.

E.E: What are the most innovative products marketed?

A.V: Our new DAT WideLog and DAT TinyLog are really innovative, as described above.

They are continuously updated with new functionalities.

E.E: What estimations do you have for 2022?

A.V: In 2022 our aim is to update our products, offering always new functionalities.

We are always paying attention to feedback our customers are providing us from the building sites.