testo 606-1 - Material Moisture Meter 

Order-Nr.  0560 6060

  • Moisture measurements in wood, cement,screed 

  • Characteristic curves for different
    types of wood and building materials

  • Hold function: freezes the last reading for convenient use

  • Easy to use; backlit display for use in all lighting conditions

The Testo 606-1 is a compact material moisture meter that meaures the moisture content in wood, walls and other surfaces and materials and fits perfect into any pocket. Ideal not only for professionals, but also private users who appreciate the precision which such a professional tool has to offer. 

Product Description

The Testo 606-1 moisture meter doesn’t fail to impress with a variety of functions : easy to use; precise and absolutely reliable measurements; suitable for a wide range of different types of wood and building materials.

The two ram electrodes are pushed firmly into the wood or building material where they measure the moisture content as a percentage based on the dry mass (dry weight).

The hold function freezes the last measurement while the backlit display ensures that the meter can be used in all lighting conditions. A slip-on protective cap and belt bag ensure that the moisture meter is stored safely and a hand strap helps prevent the meter from accidentally being dropped.

Practical – the characteristic curves in the Testo 606-1 moisture meter

The Testo 606-1 comes complete with a wide range of characteristic curves for wood and building materials. This allows the measured the moisture content to be shown directly as a weight percentage.

Characteristic curves for precise wood moisture measurements:

| Beech | Spruce | Larch | Oak | Pine | Maple |

Characteristic curves for precise building material measurements:

| Cement screed | Concrete Plaster | Anhydrite screed | Cement | Limestone | Bricks | 

 

Delivery Scope

testo 606-1 moisture meter, protective cap, belt bag, calibration certificate, batteries.

Wood / Building material moisture

Measuring range

8.8 to 54.8 % by weight; beech, spruce, larch, birch, cherry, walnut

7.0 to 47.9 % by weight; oak, pine, maple, ash-tree, douglas fir, meranti

0.9 to 22.1 % by weight; cement screed, concrete

0.0 to 11.0 % by weight; anhydrite screed

0.7 to 8.6 % by weight; cement mortar

0.6 to 9.9 % by weight; lime mortar, plaster

0.1 to 16.5 % by weight; bricks

Material

±1 %

0.1

1 s

General technical data

Dimensions

119 x 46 x 25 mm (incl. protective cap)

Operating temperature

-10 to +50 °C

Protection class

IP20

Battery type

2 AAA micro batteries

Battery life

200 h (average, without display illumination)

Storage temperature

-40 to +70 °C

Weight

90 g (protective cap and batteries included)

Determining moisture in wood

Moisture content is a decisive factor in the further processing and use of stored timber products. If wood is installed with the wrong moisture content this may result in mechanical deformations (contracting and swelling) at the site where the material is subsequently used, and therefore damage to pieces of furniture or entire supporting structures in buildings. Therefore, before being made into furniture or supporting material by a craftsman, the suitability of the wood has to be assessed by measuring the moisture content.

Checking the moisture content of fuels, e.g. wood or pellets, is part of the daily duties performed by flue gas inspectors/chimney sweeps. A high moisture content in the fuel means energy loss and a waste of resources.

All Testo wood and building moisture measuring instruments measure the moisture in percentage weight compared to the dry mass (dry weight) of the material.

The measuring methods also include the option of measuring resistance by means of the electrical conductivity of the material or the magnetic flux leakage method, which measures using the electrical field in the material.

The testo 606-1 is a particularly practical and easy to use material moisture measuring instrument in pocket size. The material moisture is displayed directly in percentage weight by means of stored material characteristic curves for wood. Characteristic curves are available for measuring wood moisture in beech, fir, larch, oak, pine and maple wood. There are a further five characteristics stored in the instrument.

The measuring instrument uses two electrodes rammed into the material for its reading. In addition to material moisture, the testo 606-2 also measures humidity and air temperature. In this way, drying conditions, for example, can be assessed on site quickly and reliably.