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, during air drying, studs in a crawl space or structural lumber in a roof…
The package V-11 consists of:
- Ligno-VersaTec moisture meter
- 1 Adapter H
- 1 pair of PKB Probes
- 1 cable PK-H 6 ft long
- optional set of cables and probes 1, 3 or 5
The Ligno-VersaTec is the most advanced meter among Lignomat’s pin-pinless-RH moisture meters. Features are the wide moisture range and more than 170 correction settings for measuring domestic and tropical wood species, OSB and other panel products, bamboo, gypsum and different types of wall boards. Relative scales are included for concrete, cementitious materials, plastics, insulation…
The meter by itself provides for dual-depth pinless measurements. Connectors for pin electrodes and RH cables or RH adapter are installed in the top of the meter.
– BNC connector for electrode cables and in-kiln, remote cables with Adapter H
– 3.5mm stereo jack to connect RH cable or RH adapter.
– Two measuring plates for pinless dual-depth mode are mounted on the back of the meter.
Package includes depth-electrode E12. Accessories for measuring RH/T ambient conditions and in-situ concrete moisture testing can be added.
The Ligno-VersaTec moisture meter allows fast and easy measuring of flat materials 1/4″ and 3/4″ deep. Percent values are indicated for all wood species, OSB and other panel products, engineered floors, bamboo and drywall. Relative scales are for all other materials including concrete.
If the material is not flat, or measurements should reach deeper or you need to check differences between surface and core moisture, the Electrode E12 can be used to accomplish those tasks.
PK probes and cables have been used to measure moisture inside dry kilns for over 50 years . PK probes are still used with Lignomat’s dry kiln control systems for small and large, 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 6ft 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 the 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. PKB probes are standard with V-11 Package.
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 V-11 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 to spot-check lumber anywhere at any time. Pins are available for core measurements up to 2″ deep. Package V2-11M
- Add Electrode E14-V for measuring extremely hard wood up to 1/2″ deep. Hammered into the wood with a hammer. Package V4-11S.
- Add EMC holder to measure EMC (relative humidity) inside a dry kiln, in your warehouse, manufacturing place, etc. More info EMC measurement.
- Add RH Thermo-Hygro probe to utilize the built-in RH/T function in the Ligno-VersaTec
If you want to use the RH probe inside a kiln, do not leave the probe in the kiln. The RH probe cannot withstand the corrosive conditions in a dry kiln in longtime use.
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