The resistance drill for detecting decay in wood
The Resistograph® is a sophisticated electronically controlled drill that provides unsurpassed accuracy in measuring the relative density of wood in trees and timber structures.
The Resistograph® was invented by Frank Rinn and this new series brings his decades of research and experience to the fore with practical design features that reflect user needs. The Resistograph® Series 650 is an extremely powerful machine. It is very fast, easy to use, dependable in all weather conditions, and very accurate. With fully electronic motors that automatically match feed rates and drilling speeds to actual wood conditions, this is the machine that delivers consistently reliable results. No need for complex output charts, you can watch the output results live on a smartphone, tablet, or printer as the drilling takes place. On your laptop, tablet or desktop use the sophisticated DECOM software to analyse the data and produce credible charts that properly reflect actual wood conditions.
The Series 650 machines come in several configuration to match differing needs and regions. The R650-PR is designed for power poles and timber structures. The R650-EA provides accurate data in conifers and boreal hardwoods. The R650-ED has more powerful motors and can handle extremely dense tropical hardwoods. For scientists requiring the ultimate machine for wood analysis the R650-SC is the top of the line model. It can be calibrated and used to determine actual wood density (R2 = 0.96). This is the model widely used by climate change and research scientists requiring the best there is in the world of resistance drilling.
“Using my Resistograph® from Rinntech all the time for age determination. Best and most accurate technology on the market since it was invented!”
Michael-Gerold Neumann, M.F.
Urban Forester at City of Roseville
r2 > 0.9 wood density
10,000 x 50cm measurements
1 year on machine
1 year on batteries
Why choose a Rinntech machine?
- The case contains everything you need. There are no hidden costs or extra parts and add on options required
- It is easy to use with one hand, even wearing gloves
- Realtime (Bluetooth) output to a smart phone or laptop with the included LiveView software, or use the printer included with the kit. No need to squint at a tiny digital screen.
- Easily customizable options with buttons right on the machine. No fiddling with menus.
- The thrust motors automatically adjust to the wood density which is far more accurate than manual adjustments.
** What’s in a word? The word Resistograph® is a trademark belonging to Rinntech INC. Only a machine manufactured by Rinntech INC. is a Resistograph® and only readings created with the Rinntech machine are Resistograph® data. Learn more at www.resistograph.com
*** A machine capable of drilling one metre can be made by custom order.
Sample data from various wood types mounted in spaced blocks to show the changes from wood to cavities