Douglas Equipment Mu Meter, Runway Friction Measurement
For airports operator's world-wide, Douglas SPD is widely known for its innovative Mu-Meter runway friction measurement system - also often referred to as a CFME system.
Douglas SPD is a Division of Douglas Equipment and has been manufacturing specialist airport, aircraft and military equipment for many years with equipment in use in over 85 countries around the world.
Douglas Equipment is located in Cheltenham, UK and was founded in 1947. Today it is one of the world's foremost designers and manufacturers of military and commercial aviation towing vehicles, ground support equipment, port tractors, distribution tractors and warehouse tractors.
Douglas has a clearly defined strategy to develop products based on research of the market requirements rather than reaction to trends. This service enables the provision of equipment that meets customer's requirements quicker into the market place and with support infrastructure in place from day one.
Douglas' priority in focusing development investment in its key markets creates working relationship with clients that have lasted for many years while still enabling the retention and increase of its competitive manufacturing capability in a complex market place.
- Towbarless Aircraft Handling
- Conventional Aircraft Handling
- MANTIS Low-Profile Handlers
- Runway Friction Measurement
- Used Equipement
The Douglas Mu-Meter Mk.6 is the world's best selling CFME offering a comprehensive, fully portable means of compiling runway friction reports and contaminant drag measurement data without the need for specialist towing vehicles.
Proven around the world, the Mu-Meter offers reliability and repeatability with cutting edge technology and incredible value for money!
The Mu-Meter is now available with optional software to provide runway contaminant drag measurement and audible GPS position and report history.
This software fully integrates with the existing, user friendly Mu-Meter reporting software to produce simultaneous contaminant drag, contaminant depth and conventional runway friction reports.
Runway Friction Measurement
Ideal for testing runway friction measurements, taxiways and road surfaces, the Mu-Meter consists of a small three-wheeled trailer incorporating electronic measuring systems operating in conjunction with a touch screen laptop computer (supplied) which is carried in the towing vehicle. The trailer system produces signals which are presented on the laptop screen and processed for later down loading to an office printer.
Among the Mu-Meter's key features is its fully integrated design with a powerful onboard microprocessor based system for years of trouble-free operation. Its software uses a Windows environment which is simple to use, fully PC compatible and stores a wealth of vital measurement data.
The Mu-Meter produces automatic computerised results in a range of prescribed formats (CAA/FAA/ICAO etc) and in the chosen language of the operator.
The Mu-Meter can be operated in both dry and self-wetting modes and will provide accurate day-to-day measurements as part of a runway maintenance plan. Another added advantage is it does not require a specialist tow vehicle.
Results combine the effects of contaminant drag and immediate - weather related - friction reports for operations management.
Douglas SPD will be happy to arrange a demonstration of the Mu-Meter Mk6's capabilities on site.
Contact this Supplier
Douglas EquipmentVillage Road, Arle
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL51 0AB, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 (0) 1242 527921