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IML WoodInsecptor: Utility Pole Inspection Software

Resistance Drills Utility Pole Inspection Software

Wood Testing Software for a Utility Pole Inspection

WoodInspector: Utility Pole Inspection Software

Reduce the opportunity for human error by automating and adding simplicity to your wood utility pole inspection process. In order to improve documentation and management of measurement data obtained by wood inspections, we have developed WoodInspector. With WoodInspector you can speed up wood pole inspections by receiving automatic pass, fail and marginal results based on your predetermined values. Choose either what percentage of decay and cavity or what remaining wall thickness you'd define as a failed pole that needs to be replaced, a marginal pole in which you may want to begin treatment, and a passing pole that is in healthy condition. 

You can save all the data gained over years on your computer system and analyses are enormously simplified. Colored graphs, detailed views and comparison modes simplify the analysis and facilitate clear data filing structures. WoodInspector records which pole you are testing and easily uploads all data to your computer via Bluetooth or USB cable. Save a considerable amount of time at the end of the day evaluating your data by having WoodInspector analyze your data and export to an Excel sheet categorizing all of your pass, fail and marginal results. A simple, convenient and thorough method for wooden pole inspections. 

Utility pole inspection with IML PowerDrill

Standard Inspection Practice:

We recommend that you wear all safety equipment required and direct your drills away from any live cables attached to the pole. A complete pole inspection with the IML Resistance Drill takes approximately five minutes. 

  1. The first drill will be at a horizontal 0 degrees angle that will calculate the diameter of the pole. During this drill you will see the needle exit the pole at about two inches on the other side. The purpose of this drill is so that you drill into the base for inspection below ground (your second and third drill) at a 30 degrees angle, the drill will calculate how far it needs to drill at the new angle. 
  2. The second drill will be conducted at the base of the pole at a 30 degrees angle. You drill into the base because this is where the pole comes into contact with alternating water and air and there the highest chance of rot. 
  3. The third drill will be at the base with a 30 degrees angle perpendicular to the second drilling

By conducting these drilling the WoodInspector software will calculate the internal values of the wood. The tilt feature mentioned below only allows the operator to drill at the allowable tilt ranges making it simple for anyone trained to operate with ease.

WoodInspector Benefits:

  • Know the state of the pole's inside
  • Collect measurement data for accurate pole treatment determinations
  • Give the operator instant wood quality knowledge to increase safety
  • Quickly sync measurements to your computer via Bluetooth
  • Easily export the data to other software systems

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