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ARBOTOM Documentation

Technical Specifications

Arbotom carrying case

All-in-one Kit

Sensors are connected by standard computer cables (1m up to 25m). Cables/Sensors can be exchanged and extended individually. Connection to PC & Windows via cable (serial RS232 or USB) or Bluetooth.

 

Arbotom sensor

Self-calibrating sensors

Sensors self calibrate. Placement is based on the geometry of the tree. One tap per second, and easy to use software allows for immediate check of data quality.

 

Arbotom scan profile

Species-specific algorithms

Species-specific algorithms, and optional color schemes allow for detailed analysis of decay data.

 

 

 

Several configurations available to suit your budget and needs. Capabilities can be extended by adding the Mechical Module for strength loss analysis, the Statistics Module for data evaluation and the Arboradix root sensor module.

 

Arbotom® 2D/3D Sonic Tree Tomography

Sensors are easily connected

Easy to use sensor cables makes handling and storage simple. Cable length between sensors can be from 1 metre to 25 cm. Typical distances between sensors range from 25 cm (10″) to 1 metre (40″).

 

Arbotom scan result

Fast results

The Arbotom software allows for immediate review of the results, checking of data quality, and analysis of decay patterns.

 

Arbotom accessories

Service Free

Technical service is usually not required. Cables and sensors can be easily exchanged if necessary.

 

  •  quasi non-destructive assessment of tree-crosssections for stability evaluation setup, 2D-measurement and evaluation with 10-16 sensors takes ~15 minutes
  • measured results are instantly displayed on the screen of a notebook or tablet
  • weather-proofed equipment and case
  • service-free, self-calibrating sensors
  • species-specific algorithms for reconstruction of the internal situation
  • software provides descriptive colourful results including values of mechanical strength loss due to damage
  • developed by Frank Rinn in the 1990ies, patented (since 1999 in Europe and USA)
  • can be extended by Arboradix™ for root-plate assessment
  • Sensors connected by standard computer cables, available in different lengths in hardware stores world wide. Cables/Sensors can be exchanged and extended individually.
  • One cable per sensor: this makes handling and storage easy. Cable length between sensors can be from 1m up to 25m. Typical mounting distances ranging from 25cm (10″) to 1m (40″).
  • Standard sensor chain can cover up to 50 sensors.
  • Flexible adaptation of number and position of sensors to fit specific requirements of even complex tree-circumference geometries.
  • Sensors and electronics in robust metal casing.
  • Sensor pins available in different lengths, allowing measurements of trees even with very thick bark or in deep notches.
  • The battery is good for at least one day of usage and has no memory effect- thus can be charged every day. Connection to PC&Windows via cable(serial RS232 or USB) or Bluetooth.
  • One tap per second on any sensor with an ordinary hammer in any kind of order, without initializing or given pattern.
  • Digital caliper not required because of a special kind of assessing any cross sectional shape even of very large trees with complex circumference shapes.
  • The software provides a report module allowing the user to print or store dozens or even hundreds of tomographs with one click
  • Statistic modules enable the expert to further analyze the data.
  • Mechanics graph shows strength loss due to found damage for all wind/- load directions.
  • Computer requirements for measuring and analysis: WIN/, WIN8, 4GB RAM, Bluetooth (can be done with a stick).
  • Technical service is usually not required. Cables and sensors can be easily exchanged if necessary.

 

Arbotom_Sensor_positioning
Downloads Available
ARBOTOM references

Sonic tomography: http://download.rinntech.com/RINN_SonicRootInspection_WesternArborist_Fall_2016.pdf http://download.Rinntech.com/RINN_CentralDefectsInSonicTreeTomography_WesternArborist_Spring_2015.pdf http://download.Rinntech.com/RINN_SonicTreeTomography_SCAToday12_2014.pdf http://download.rinntech.com/ConceptosBasicosDeTomografiaSonicaEnArboles.pdf http://download.Rinntech.com/SIEGERT_PICUS_vs_ARBOTOM_2003.pdf

ARBOTOM ARBOSTAPP SOFTWARE

The software can be purchased, and the activation codes will be provided after the purchase

 

ARBOSTAPP SOFTWARE

ARBOSTAPP™ provides arborists and experts with a tool allowing the determination of strength loss due to structural defects in the cross sections of stems and branches and anchorage plate losses in relation to canopy size and expected wind-loads. In addition, the application enables evaluation of load reduction by crown reduction pruning to further achieve higher safety in damaged trees. The inputs are based on the users visual observations rather than diagnostic instruments but enable accurate (if not as precise) estimations of safety which are sufficient for many tree assessment purposes. However, the precision of the evaluation can be increased by putting in results from proper sonic tomography or resistance drilling with density-calibrated devices.

ARBOSTAPP™ is available in 3 versions:

  • ARBOSTAPP™ Pro: Define crown and estimate wind load reduction by reduction pruning cuts. Drawing of intact and decayed/missing parts in cross-section and root-plate area for calculating strength loss.
  • ARBOSTAPP™ Exp: Define crown and estimate wind load reduction by reduction pruning cuts. Drawing of intact and decayed/missing parts in cross-section and root-plate area for calculating strength loss.
    Modify basic wind and site/terrain parameters. Maturity correction of required shell-wall for estimating acceptable strength-loss level.
  • ARBOSTAPP™ Sci: Define crown and estimate wind load reduction by reduction pruning cuts. Drawing of intact and decayed/missing parts in cross-section and root-plate area for calculating strength loss.
    Modify basic wind and site/terrain parameters. Maturity correction of required shell-wall for estimating acceptable strength-loss level.
    Modify specific wind parameter (porosity, topology correction, gust-and resonance factors).

 

ARBOSTAPP showing the internal wood status of tree