Ligno-Scanner SDM Moisture Meter
Dual-depth ¼” and ¾” for
Concrete, wood, composite or engineered products, bamboo, …
Accurate, sturdy, small and handy
with large display indicating:
– Wood moisture percentage
– Wood species setting
– Measuring depth.
The favorite meter for hardwood floor installers and inspectors.
Measures hardwood floors, sub floors, bamboo floors, concrete and other building materials.
Versatile usage for restoration and building maintenance:
Checking moisture levels before removing drywall around a mold infested shower.
To measure the same spot 1/4″ and 3/4″ deep, place meter and toggle
with up and down keys to change measuring depth. Compare values.
thru October 31, 2020. Now is a good time to buy!
Why choose a Scanner from Lignomat: Lignomat’s unique measuring technology assures calibration accuracy, reliability and repeatability backed by a 2-year warranty on all moisture meters. The Ligno-Scanner SDM pinless moisture meter has very unique features such as calibrations to measure the moisture in bamboo.
The Ligno-Scanner SDM clearly outperforms most pinless moisture meters on the market today. The meter has 2 independent sets of calibrations one for measuring 1/4″ deep and one for measuring 3/4″ deep. Dual-depth settings are available for different wood species, drywall, reference scales for concrete and other building materials. The bamboo calibration settings (flat and vertical grain and strand, carbonized) are for a measuring depth of 1/4″.
The moisture meter of choice for multi-material applications:
flooring, restoration, inspection and construction.
Dual-depth – a new approach to scanning – works well for:
– Different boards thicknesses, over 3/4″ and less than 3/4″ thick.
– Measuring layered engineered panels.
– Comparing surface / core moisture to see if boards are dried evenly.
– Floor testing at 1/4″ depth assures only the floor planks are
– measured and not the concrete or subfloor underneath.
– Checking surface moisture after water damage or after applying
– waterborne finishes.
|Moisture Meters||Item||List $||Package $|
|Ligno-Scanner SDM: 1/4″ , 3/4″ dual-depth
pinless for wood, bamboo, drywall, concrete, etc
|Ligno-Scanner D: 3/4″, pinless, for wood||D||210.00||–|
|Ligno-Scanner S: 1/4″, pinless, for wood||S||210.00||–|
|Ligno-Scanner SD: 1/4″ , 3/4″ dual-depth
pinless, for wood
|Ligno-DuoTec BW, pinless-RH, meter only||BW||365.00||–|
|Ligno-VersaTec, pin-pinless-RH, meter only||V-0||435.00||–|
|5-60% dependent upon species setting*|
|Display||0.1% resolution for the entire range.|
|71 wood group settings, or use the specific gravity of the wood between 0.3 and 1.0 (setting 30-100).Bamboo settings for horizontal, vertical and strand bamboo.|
|0-99 for non-wood building materials3 Reference scales with different sensitivity levels from soft to hard building materials|
||Stable calibration not affected by ambient temperature. Calibration is internally checked and automatically adjusted if necessary.|
|Calibration Check||External calibration check block #TS is available to verify the calibration and functions of meter.|
|Included||Pouch, one 9V battery, manual and laminated wood group chart.|
|Size||Pocket-size 2″ x 5.5″x0.5″, Measuring pad 1 5/8″ x 2 5/8″|
|Weight||8 ounces (200g), made out of high-impact plastic|
|Warranty||All moisture meters have a 2 year warranty. Pins and battery are excluded.|
The measuring depth of a pinless meter is crucial. Moisture readings are too low, when the Scanner is placed on a work piece which is thinner than the measuring depth. Scanners never measure any deeper than the measuring depth.
The entire measuring pad has to be on a flat and smooth surface for accurate readings
*Species Corrections for Ligno-Scanners and Ligno-VersaTec correlate directly to the Specific Gravity. Example: For a specific gravity of 0.57 (0.57g/cm 3 )set species # 57. Specific Gravity for most wood species can be found on the Internet. We also include a Species Chart with recommended settings.
The Ligno-Scanners SDM and the Ligno-VersaTec have calibrations built-in for drywall and concrete and a reference scale for non-wood building materials.
Measuring range: 5-60% dependent upon Species. For hardwoods the Scanners read lower than 5%, for softwoods the Scanners start reading above 5%. Resolution of read-out: 0.1% Less accurate above Fiber Saturation Point at 30%.
Wood temperature correction is not necessary.
1 9-V Battery for 3000 Readings, Battery included
Size: 1/2″H x 2″L x 5″W (for Scanner LD width is 2 7/8″) Weight: 8 ozs
Comes in a Carry Pouch with Belt Loop.