“I need to get the data off of my GB1 gyratory compactor. Can you help me?”
Of course we can help you.
We cover a collection of related topics for the Pine GB1 Superpave gyratory compactor in a series of blogs.
The first article cover the basics of GB1 data files—storage, types, naming convention, and on-screen viewing.
This blog addresses saving Pine GB1 data to a USB stick.
The final article describes printing GB1 data.
Note: Several models of this compactor exist that function differently. The information presented below applies to GB1’s with the touchscreen control panel (serial number 5885 and greater).
The GB1 saves data and wide reports automatically and manually to a USB stick.
CSV data files consist of two columns of data, one for gyration number and one for height. Easily upload height data into a workbook using CSV files.
Wide report present height by gyration data in a tabular format. GB1’s save single-page Wide Reports as .xls and .pdf files simultaneously. Open the files on a PC for viewing and printing.
For data and reports to be automatically saved to a USB stick, the respective auto-save feature must be on and a USB stick must be inserted in the USB port on the machine at the conclusion of compaction.
To turn on the Auto Save CSV Data and/or the Auto Save Wide Report features …
- Press the Setup button in the Main Menu.
- If you want to automatically save a CSV data file upon completion of compaction, press the Auto Save CSV Data button so that the indicator light is lit.
- If you want to automatically save the Wide Report files upon completion of compaction, press the Auto Save Wide Report button so that the indicator light is lit.
- Press the Menu button to return to the Main Menu.
To manually save CSV and/or Report files to a USB stick …
- Press the Results button in the Main Menu.
- Press the View Results> button on the Test Results screen until the desired file is displayed.
- Insert a USB stick in the machine.
- Press the Save CSV Data button.
- Press the Save Wide Report button.
Want to Learn More?
The first article describes the basics of Pine GB1 data files and this article addressed saving Pine GB1 data to a USB stick.
The third blog explains how to print data directly from a GB1.
Do you have a Pine G2? Check out our parallel blog series on Pine G2 data–the basics, printing, and saving.
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