IML-RESI PowerDrill® Under Water Device

IML-RESI PowerDrill® Under Water Device

Drill resistance- and feed force measurement for timber under water

A reliable and efficient method for timber inspection

The IML-RESI PowerDrill® provides meaningful measurement results that enable you to reliably evaluate the safety of different types of wood underwater. In the case of the Underwater PowerDrill®, an electronic unit remains outside of the water during the measurement, unlike the traditional IML-RESI PowerDrill® where it is built-in. Instead, it is connected to the device underwater via a hose.

With a fine drilling needle, the instrument penetrates the wood minimally invasive and records both drilling resistance and feed force in relation to the penetration depth. Since the resistance is higher in healthy wood than in defective wood, it is easy to delineate and measure areas of damage or voids.

Only the IML-RESI PowerDrill® provides the additional feed measurement curve „FEED,“ which allows defects to be detected and delineated even more effectively.

Advantages of the IML-RESI PowerDrill® for underwater use:

  • Hose length can be customized between 5 and 40 meters according to customer requirements
  • Handle can be adjusted to arm length
  • Device can be operated single-handedly
  • Front adapter is flexible interchangeable for use on posts or beams

Evaluation and documentation

Paperless evaluation of measurement results with the help of an integrated electronic unit and software solutions.

With our IML software for Windows, Android, iOS and MacOS you can transfer the measurement data directly from the IML-RESI® to your end device. Additional details such as tree species, project number, recommendation for action, or general comments can be entered in the software.

Different areas in the measurement curve can be marked in various colors to show the difference between healthy and defective wood. After the measurement has been exported as a PDF file, the results can be shared or uploaded in a GIS system.

Innovative & tailored to your needs

The IML-RESI PowerDrill® combines technical innovation and individual flexibility. Use the advantages for your specific application.

Digital measurement results
Accurate measurement results easily transferred to a PC or handheld device. Measurement graphs are visible directly on the IML-RESI PowerDrill® during and after the measurement.

Clear organization
Measurement data can easily and efficiently be sorted by typing in the ID number or tree number.

Long battery life
Powerful lithium-ion batteries lead to high drilling performance with all levels of wood density.

Optional accessories
Thanks to the special hose for diving the IML-RESI PowerDrill® can be applied easily and flexible underwater.

Author ofPosts

Author of the article:
Alexander Bauhuis

Alexander Bauhuis has been responsible for Germany-wide sales and the management of international sales partners at IML since 2018. He advises IML customers according to their needs and finds the right solution for every area of application in close cooperation with the customer. For any questions about the wood testing system - from advice to the current order - Alexander Bauhuis is your right contact.