Unfortunately we can’t deliver Pilodyn at the moment due to reorganization of the production.
Pilodyn is an easy-to use wood testing instrument. It makes it possible to assess the extent of decay objectively, and to determine the amount of strength loss it has caused! But it can also be used as a generel testing instrument for all kind of timber!
The Pilodyn operates by shooting a blunt steelpin ( Ø 2,5 mm. or Ø 2,0 mm.) into wood by an exact amount of energy. The penetration depth is read on a scale!
We originally developed the Pilodyn for testing of utility poles, as we had found out, that poles infested with softrot (ascomycetes), were very difficult to detect using our normal testing methods! What was invisible for the pole-inspectors eyes, was made “visible” with the Pilodyn. As softrot infested poles were dangerous (several linesmen were crippled after having fallen down together with the broken poles), Pilodyn very fast was made “the instrument” in the Scandinavian area, to test if poles were dangerous to climb because of softrot.
Other uses of Polidyn:
Today the PILODYN is used on a lot of different wooden objects for testing of as well rate of decay as for wood quality in generel, e.g.: Testing of railway sleepers, timber constructions in houses, wooden bridges, fence poles.
For testing of wood quality in new timbers, e.g. wood imported for making floors! For the testing of living trees, we have developed a special Pilodyn for foresters, so they can test the density of the wood in plantations!
In New Zealand, the papermills are using Pilodyn for testing the wood used for paperproduction, so they can determine the density of the wood, and then decide the amounts of chemicals they have to add to the pulp! We have a lot of scientific documentation to offer, brought in from all over the world.
We are world-wide distributors, so if you need further documentation please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org