For many industries, the measuring wheel has transformed the accuracy, speed and quality of the results needed when it comes to measuring distances for whatever reason, whether that is working out the amount of track needed for a new section of the railway, or how much material will be required to fill in a new pothole that has appeared on your local roads.
Measuring wheels are not just a standard product, and despite what many people may assume, some are better for some projects than others. This is why you simply cannot just go out and buy the cheapest measuring wheel you can find, either online or through a high street specialist, as the chances of you just picking up one that really works and will do the job correctly, are small, as you need to find the right wheel for the right job, and I would assume, at the right price as well.
Not really an easy challenge without a bit of research or specialist advice.
For measuring long distances measuring wheels are extremely effective, as you can pretty much measure any type of terrain, as long as you have the right type of measuring wheel. From measuring the area of your new building plot, through to measuring the length of a potential new road, up and down the country hundreds of industry professionals rely on these wheels to provide an accurate measurement and reflection for their jobs, whether that’s laying a new road through to repairing a major railway track.
Measuring wheels can be purchased for:
Road Wheels – Used by road contractors and maintenance people across the country, they are accurate and can cover a long distance across a semi-level terrain.
Land Wheels – These wheels are often made for very tough and rough terrain, as they are usually used in scenarios where the ground is not flat and often very up and down, on building sites or other construction areas.
Indoor Wheels – Used to measure rooms or any indoor scenario, more of the lightweight models are used indoors as they are not made to be used on anything other than flat and indoor surfaces.
Rail Wheels – Used by railway contractors to measure out sections of new railway track or track that needs to be replaced, popular because of the accuracy of results and the fact they are easily portable and durable.
You can also buy measuring wheels that use the traditional analogue (mechanical) measuring devices or the newer digital measurement devices, which although both provide good readings, the digital ones are often easier to read and many have memory devices, allowing you to save historical measurements and download data via USB or Bluetooth. Downloadable data is perfect for industries that need people on the road doing the measuring and then people in the office actually analysing the results, meaning you can get a lot of measurements completed in one day and then download the data when you have the time to get this to the right department.
There is no doubt that in the right industry, this type of measuring instrument has not only made measuring long distances much easier and straightforward, but also the type of things they can measure has come a long way, along with the type of measuring instruments and devices that are able to be used to record the results. In terms of affordability and accuracy, you really will not go wrong if you decide to purchase one, as long of course, as you buy the right one.
This article was supplied by the team over at MeasuringWheels.co.uk, one of the largest online specialists for measuring wheels, offering a wide range of wheels for all industries and all budgets.