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ARBOTOM® Series 6

The ARBOTOM® is a novel impulse tomography that enables an inside view of condition of trees and round wood. Hidden decay, invisible cavities, and cracks and how large they are become visible with Arbotom using sound impulses. Stress waves travel through sound wood faster than through damaged wood. Sensors around the tree measure the time it takes an impulse to travel through the wood and reach the other sensors.

The ARBOTOM® is easy to set up and handle, taking no more than 15-30 minutes per measurement. The tomograph image will show up immediately on a connected PC. It is non-destructive, sensor pins are driven only a few millimetres into the wood. A variable number of sensors can be attached to the system, starting with 6 or 8 Sensors for 2D images of small cross-section and up to 24 to create a 3D Image of bigger stems. The ARBOTOM® software completely documents all measured data, giving a chance to sort out single measurements, if needed.

The ARBOTOM® Series 6 is available in 4 versions:

  • Basic version of 2D-Tomography (8 Sensors)
  • Specialised 2D tomography expert version (16 Sensors) + Alborada
  • Professional tomography inspection 2D (12 Sensors)
  • Scientific 2D/3D research version (24 Sensors) + Alborada