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Professional PTM 2.0

The Professional PTM 2.0 is a hand-held, digital, pin-type resistance moisture meter designed to take precise measurements of moisture content in wood, relative drywall readings and comparative WME (Wood Moisture Equivalent) readings in wood by-products and other building products.

The Professional PTM 2.0 has built-in standard calibrations, specific calibration for over 500 wood species and adjustable temperature correction.

Materials - Wood, Drywall, WME (Ref) - Wood and Moisture Equivalent comparative readings for various other building materials.

PTM 2.0



FEATURES TECHNICAL DATA MORE INFO VIDEO PRICE LIST
 

 

Features

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  • Built-in calibration for 500+ wood species or standard calibration selection.
  • Wide moisture content range: 6 - 46% and digital readout to 0.1% accuracy
  • Adjustable temperature correction
  • Built-in calibrations checks for confirmed accuracy
  • Reading "Hold" facility
  • Save up to 100 readings for max, min, average and standard deviation statistics
  • Colour LCD screen with brightness adjustment for low-light operation
  • Heavy-duty, light-weight aluminum construction
  • Built-in pins and optional external handheld and hammer probes available
  • Battery powered. (supplied)

 

Technical Data

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Technical Data
Size: 7 1/4"x 3" x 1 1/4"(18.5mm x 7.5mm x 2.8mm)
Weight: 9.8oz (278g)
Construction: Aluminum
Power: 4 x AAA Batteries (included)
Display: Digital / Backlit
Present Wood Species: 500+
Measuring Range
Wood Moisture Content: 6 to 46 %
WME (Ref) Reference Scale For Building Materials: 0 to 100
Drywall Reference Scale: 0 to 8.5

 

The Importance of Determining Moisture Content of Wood

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When wood and wood by-products are installed at the correct moisture content for the environment in which they will be used, the risk of swelling or shrinkage is minimized. If it is installed too wet and dries in service the result will be shrinkage and distortion. If it is installed too dry it could gain moisture, which could result in swelling. Using a good quality moisture meter is the most practical way of ensuring the wood is at the correct moisture level for its intended use. Knowing the actual moisture level also enables efficient processing to be carried out, such as milling, machining, gluing, laminating, spraying and hand painting.

 

How It Works

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The Professional PTM 2.0 moisture meter works on the principle of DC resistance. When the electrode
pins are pressed or driven into the wood, the electrical resistance between the electrodes is measured.
If the wood is dry, the resistance is high. If moisture is present in the wood the electrical resistance
between the pins changes. The higher the moisture content the greater the reduction in resistance. The
level of resistance is accurately measured by the instrument, which translates it into a moisture value.
This is a percentage of dry weight moisture content for wood; comparative drywall reading values; and
a WME (Wood Moisture Equivalent reference) value for many other building materials.

 

Professional Wood Kit

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A kit for instant and accurate measurement of moisture content in a large range of wood species, relative drywall readings and comparative WME (Wood Moisture Equivalent) readings in wood by-products and other building materials.

Featuring the Professional PTM2.0 with its built-in pins and a handheld heavy-duty pin probe, the Professional Wood Kit comes in a protective Easy-travel case.

Kit Specs
Size: 13.8" x 9.1" x 3.5" (350mm x 230mm x 90mm)
Weight: 3.4lbs (1.55kg)
Power: 4 x AAA Batteries (included)
PTM Kit

 

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Prices

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Prices subject to change    Prices listed in US dollars for domestic shipments within US, Canada, & Mexico only    Export orders require quotations - click here for a quote     For more info call us 1-800-762-2478 or 954-946-9454.
Item Number Item Prices
MO-959101 Professional PTM 2.0 Moisture Meter Only $390.00
MO-959105 Professional Wood Kit - PTM2.0 - Professional Pin Moisture Meter, Heavy-duty pin-type wood probe and Protective case 480.00



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