HOW DOES IT WORK?
The POLUX utilizes two thin probes which, when inserted into the pole, measure both the moisture content and the resistance (recorded as the PSI of force) of the probes. These measurements help to discern the remaining fiber strength of the wood itself, which specifically speaks to the fiber strength recommendations set forth in ANSI guidelines (see ANSI publication O5.1) The probe measurements are combined using the PICUS software (field data collection software, included with purchase) with information about the pole’s wood species, age and class, along with any preservative (e.g. Penta) present to scientifically deduce…READ MORE
WHAT ARE THE ADVANTAGES OF USING A POLUX 5?
As the fifth generation of this ground-breaking technology, the POLUX 5 far exceeds both previous generations and all other testing methods currently available. The innovative screw-mounted design allows for testing at any angle, in any location, regardless of attachments…READ MORE
WHAT DATA DOES THE POLUX 5 and the PICUS COLLECT?
While the POLUX 5 collects the data regarding internal moisture and force resistance, the handheld-installed PICUS software allows for the ready input of any additional information through the use of pre-installed dropdown menus. Information regarding the wood species, age and class of the pole, and any preservatives present are required inputs. However, because it makes the most sense for your data analysis to gather as much information…READ MORE
WHO IS INNER-POLE?
Inner-Pole has been inspecting and testing wood utility poles in the U.S.A. using the POLUX technology since 2010. As the exclusive distributor of the POLUX in the United States, our teams have tested hundreds of thousands of poles with the POLUX in the U.S. and we have seen the benefit to utility companies from the East coast to the West coast and all points in between.