LIM SAS was established in September 1985 in the Lyon region of France
by a Geologist, Mr Frédéric Malinet, geologist by training.
On 1st January 2005, the LIM Group acquired the company EGS SA
(European Geophysical Services), based in Luxembourg and specialized
in geophysical borehole logging. All new logging business and prospects are
managed under the banner of LIM, with two poles of activities, LIM
Instrumentation and LIM Logging.
The business object of LIM lies in the development, fabrication and
commercialization of electronic geological measuring instrumentation and
associated software, as well as services, training and equipment sales in
geophysical borehole logging.
The main business areas of LIM SAS are Foundations, Geotechnics, Hydro-geology,
Mines & Quarries and Underground workings such as Tunnels.
We have spent on average more than 10% of our turnover in R & D over the last 15 years to ensure our customers the best technological level
Meeting our deadlines and our commitments is the focus of our development policy while remaining attentive to our customers and our markets
Since our creation in September 1985, we have always focused on technological innovation and the professional and human quality of our employees
Creation of the company LIM SAS by Frederic Malinet
Patent FR 2 593 606 of January 29, 1986 on “method for calculating the instantaneous speed of advancement of a body turning or hitting, including a drilling tool and apparatus for implementing this process” this yielded its first all digital drilling recorder , the LIM 8000 (8 parameters)
The patent FR 2657 964 of 06 February 1990 on the “method of display speeds draft of a body in a material according to its successive positions within the meaning of work and apparatus for implementing” leading to the second generation (2G) apparatus (LIM 3000 & 4000).
The patent FR 2 694 399 July 31, 1992 on “Method for evaluating the relative hardness of different layers of soil and equipment for its implementation” part of an overall development of the third generation (3G) apparatus (FORALIM II) and various associated applications (drilling, grouting, compaction, Jet Grouting)
Integration CAN BUS Technology and graphical Screen on the 4th generation apparatus (4G) in January 2000 which led to the development of the fourth generationSortie de la 4ème génération d’appareillage (4G) intégrant la technologie CAN BUS et Ecran Graphique
Transmission of wireless data (GSM / GPRS) in January 2003
Integration of a TFT color display with touchscreen technology and ARM Linux Kernel for the 5th generation apparatus (5G).
New Developments in Logging (Data Acquisition) and Scanning core samples, The ScanLIM
Revolution for the management of the recorded data thanks to the automatic synchronization with an internet server, in 2009, with the launch in production of the 5th Generation (5G).
n the aftermath, in 2010, first Internet software (Cloud) for geological and geotechnical data processing Géo-Log4, and launch of the Jet-Grouting version for the PocketLIM and the MiniLIM.
creation of the , DéviaLIM.
launch of the recorder MiniLIM 5G, and the lugeolim application for the PocketLIM 5G and the MiniLIM 5G and release of the manual PressioLIM.
Creation of the VisuaLIM 5G and the 1200 meters WinchLIM and release the penetrolim appication for the MiniLIM 5G.
reation of the 300 metersWinchLIM an release of the boatlim application.
Release the new exploration application in the PocketLIM and release of the cavity volumetry measurement instrumentation
Launch of the automatic pressiolim and acquistion of electomind company : Our offer in probes.
LIM is a leader company specialised in instrumentations during and after drilling