Compaction Meter Value (CMV)
Compaction Meter Value (CMV) is an accelerometer-based measurement system for granular soils. It is only available on smooth-drum soil compactors (CS models). Functioning while the drum vibrates, it measures deep into the ground, 1.0 to 1.2 m (3-4 ft), providing the operator with a picture of what is beneath the surface. CMV can reveal many things to a trained operator, such as the location of hidden anomalies (buried objects, rocks, clay balls, etc.) or areas of poor compaction. It can even indicate the need for more moisture to aid compaction.