The PK probe and cable system is designed to monitor places that would be otherwise unreachable. For example, the middle of a lumber charge in a hot dry kiln, studs in a crawl space or structural lumber in a roof…
The package K-11 consists of:
- Lignometer K
- Adapter H
- 1 pair of PKB Probes
- 1 cable PK-H 6 ft
optional set of cables and probes 1, 3 or 5
The Lignometer K incorporates reliability, calibration accuracy and ease-of-operation with over 150 individual wood species corrections, a wide measuring range 5-99% and built-in wood temperature corrections. Unsurpassed accuracy is guaranteed even in the critical range below 8%. The Lignometer K has proven to perform well in rough mill environments with day-to-day usage.
A BNC connector is installed in the top of the meter for pin electrodes and for in-kiln or extension cables (with Adapter H) is installed in the top of the meter.
PK systems have been used to measure moisture inside dry kilns for over 50 years . To this day, the same PK probes are used with Lignomat’s dry kiln control systems for small and industrial kilns. If multiple probes and cables are used, kiln performance can be checked by distributing the cables in top, bottom, sides and middle sections of the kiln. Cables are standard 12ft long, but can be custom-cut upon request up to 50 ft long .
All probes have a hole in the head for pushing a 4 mm banana plug through. This is a fail-proof connection. The probes have teflon-coated shanks, which insure that moisture is measured where the tip of the PK probe is and measurements are not affected by surface moisture. Probes are inserted into pre-drilled holes and are set and removed correctly with the Pulling Tool.
All PK probes are made out of stainless steel to withstand the harsh conditions in a kiln. They can be re-used for many drying cycles. Using pulling tool will help to set and remove probes without any damage.
PK probes can be used in many materials other than wood, such as concrete, brick, tile, roofing. They monitor changes in moisture content at the depth where the tips of the probes are placed.
PKA: measuring depth 1/2″ (1.2cm) 4/4 lumber
PKB: measuring depth 3/4″ (1.9cm) 6/4 lumber
PKC: measuring depth 1″ (2.5cm) 8/4 lumber
PKD: measuring depth 1 1/2″ (3.8cm) 12/4 lumber
PKE: measuring depth 2 3/4″ (7cm)
Cables: The PK-H cables have 4mm plugs on each end. The plugs fit the PK probes on one end and the adapter H, switch box or angle connector on the other end. To connect PK cables with split ends to the moisture meter Lignometer K and Ligno-VersaTec, the adapter H is used.
The cables included in the K2-11M package are 6ft long. Upon request we can supply longer cables, please call customer service at 800-227-2105 for a quote.
- Add depth-slide-hammer electrode E12 and BNC cable (package K2-11M) to spot-check lumber anywhere at any time. Pins are available for core measurements up to 2″ deep. The perfect addition to the K-11 package.
- Add EMC holder to measure EMC (relative humidity) inside a dry kiln, in your warehouse, manufacturing place, etc. More info EMC measurement.
- Add electrode E14-V to easier reach critical areas during restoration work or to measure extremely hard materials or to measure deep with 7″ long El pins
- If you want a pin and pinless meter, choose package V-11 with the Ligno-VersaTec meter.
For more information please contact Customer Service at 1-800-227-2105.
Lignomat USA Ltd, 14345 NE Morris Ct., Portland OR 97230, USA,
Email: sales@Lignomat.com, www.Lignomat.com