Pipe Tally System

The Laser Pipe Tally System by Digi-Tally, Inc. provides a complete battery operated mobile field pipe tally system for use at the job site, in pipe yards, or in manufacturing facilities.

The length of each pipe joint is measured using an advanced class II eye safe laser and the data is processed on a mobile field controller.

The Digi-Tally unit rests on the pipe with a rugged alignment support and is equipped either with our unique top thread locator (patented) for “threads-off” joint tallies or our pipe end locator for “threads on” tallies. The visible red laser spot is bright and visible on the target at laser5the far end of the pipe.

The mobile field controller can be hand held, supported by a belt retractor or mounted to the laser unit.

Perform the tally, then automatically create a complete text based report than be printed, viewed, and saved electronically for future reference.

Digi-Tally provides the Laser Pipe Tally System as a turnkey kit that includes all of the items needed to get started


Key benefits and unique features:

  • Reliable non-contact operation…NO moving parts, NO cables to wear, stretch, or get snagged Repeatable measurements between operators Automatic data acquisition… eliminate data recording and transcription errors Ultra-fast measurements Only one instrument needed for pipe lengths in excess 100 feet Measurement accuracy to 5/1000 feet (.005 feet)
  • Read pipe length without removing conventional stripping
  • Automatic report generation on command
  • Auto detection system alerts operators of potential length anomalies when generating reports
  • Download reports and data via Microsoft Active Sync to your PC and email the report or print to a mobile Bluetooth printer for an immediate report in the field. Reports can be used in any text editor and in most spreadsheet applications

Avoid the inaccuracy and inefficiency of Manual pipe tallies

Acquiring pipe tally measurements:

Pipe tally measurements are clearly displayed on the touch screen field controller. Operators have the ability to confirm the reading before recording the value to the current pipe tally.

The special orange target plate permits the laser spot more visible and provides a stable means of detecting the end of the joint.

In the event that an operator error is made, authorized users can manually edit a measurement or acquire a new measurement via the laser system. This can be entered manually or taken using the laser.

Job information is entered by the operator and recorded with the tally data. This information will appear on a report when created.

Pipe Tally System Reporting Options

Generating Pipe Tally Reports

The Digi-Tally Report application incorporates an auto-check routine and alerts the user of any anomalies in joint length. The bar plot of joints also provides a visual indication of length irregularities prior to generating the report.

The overall report can be provided in both printed and electronic format. The file can be printed on-site with the optional mobile Bluetooth enabled printer, saved to a USB flash drive, or transferred to a PC via USB or our cloud based wireless solution. This file can be opened in most text editors and spreadsheet applications.

A complete listing of all jobs appears on the controller. You can sort these jobs via several parameters, such as date or customer. Select the job you need to create a report for by simply clicking the radio button to the left. It is also possible to edit a job’s tally data in case an error was made during the tally.

Export tally data and Monitor tallies remotely

Users have the option of exporting the tally data after a tally session has been completed or creating a summarized report. If you would like to manipulate your own tally data or import this data into an external inventory management system, Digi-Tally provides you with capability to export the tally data as a tab delimited text based file.

This file can be exported through several means of communication:
We offer remote real-time cloud based monitoring of tally data. For more information on the benefits of our remote monitoring capabilities, please review our associated white paper #DT-100