If you’re visiting this site because you have a wood products manufacturing company, you know how important it is to measure and control the moisture content of the wood. You’ve probably seen firsthand how even small changes in moisture content can lead to big problems later on.
We at Wagner Meters know that’s the reason many flooring, millwork, furniture and cabinet manufacturers we’ve served over the years say a moisture meter is their go-to tool and the first thing they grab when handling any wood for the first time. They consider it good insurance and a cost-saving management necessity for their business.
Because an accurate, quality moisture meter is indispensable when working with wood, we’ve taken great pride throughout our 50-plus years making the highest quality meters money can buy. It’s hard to improve on perfection, but we’ve done it!
It’s with great excitement that we introduce to you our newest, most innovative wood moisture meters we’ve ever developed: Orion.
Orion Moisture Meters feature advanced technology, superior accuracy, and remarkable user-friendly versatility. They come with a comprehensive list of features and functions – including the ones below.
No one wants to see holes in wood intended for fine furniture or costly cabinets. Nor do we. That’s why all Orion meters are pinless. No holes also means no hassles filling them in or fooling with wood glues and stains to cover them up.
When you’re building fine crafted furniture or manufacturing exquisite cabinets, we suspect you don’t want to use a cheap “bargain” moisture meter. Many economy brands are poorly made and come with a larger margin of error in the lower range of moisture content measurement– the range most critical for your creations.
On the other hand, Orion meters, designed and assembled in the U.S., come with the highest degree of accuracy. So you never have to doubt its reliability or accuracy.
Orion also gives you every-day assurance that your meter stays accurate and meets factory standards. How? By putting calibration in your hands!
That’s right, Orion is the only meter in the marketplace that enables you to recalibrate your meter if needed. Yes, some brands give you the option to “check” calibration, but if calibration is needed, guess what? You have to send it to the manufacturer – costing you time and money.
Calibration is fast and easy using our On-Demand Calibrator. Takes less than 30 seconds! This assures you, your Orion meter is always performing according to factory standards for the life of the meter. Additionally, a NIST-traceable version of the On-Demand Calibrator is available, so if your company is ISO-certified, this is very important.
Whether you take moisture readings of thin or thick woods, Orion has you covered. Our shallow depth mode measures thin woods (1/4-inch or 6.35mm thick), while our deep depth mode handles thicker pieces (up to 1.5-inches 38mm thick).
Need to do quality assurance of the wood stock shipped to your shop? No problem. With its ability to collect data, the Orion 940 model allows you to take up to 100 moisture content (MC) readings and display the high/low/average of the readings. You then can gauge if the wood your vendor sent you meets your highest standards.
Our premier Orion model is also Bluetooth®-enabled. This allows you to store the data you collect on a computer or smartphone, print it, set specifications for separate jobs, and more.
Wagner provides information regarding the correct product setting for some non-solid wood materials, but if you have one we haven’t documented, all Orion meters have a Relative measurement mode allowing you to easily compare moisture levels. And, if you do oven-dry moisture content laboratory sample testing in your facility, we can guide you in coming up with settings for your meter to give you absolute moisture content values.
Using data from its built-in temperature/humidity sensor, the Orion 950 model will calculate the EMC of your shop environment. When the moisture content of your wood reaches that EMC, you know your wood is ready to be used for your project.
Wagner Meters stands behind Orion like no other company. As proof, we offer you an industry-best 7-year warranty. You not only get the industry’s most advanced moisture meter, but you get peace of mind knowing you’re protected should any problems arise (most unlikely).
Orion 950, our most advanced model, comes with all the functions and features mentioned above. It also comes with a built-in temperature/humidity sensor, calculates EMC, and is Bluetooth app-enabled, allowing you to send data to a computer or smartphone, and much more.Buy Now
Orion 940 features dual-depth readings and data collection – ideal for checking the high/low/average MC of large volumes of wood.Buy Now