All Materials Locator Is Underground Locating Game-Changer

August 2012, Vol. 67 No. 8

Subsurface Instruments’ new All Materials Locator (AML) utilizes advanced, ultra-high microwave frequencies to find nearly any subsurface object with accuracy in clay, wet soil, snow or standing water without the need for a separate transmitter and receiver, wires, clips or clamps.

“The instrument was specifically designed to locate buried PVC pipes for the water, sewer, power, telecom, cable and gas industries,” said Jim Hokanson, SSI general manager. “The AML’s patented technology not only locates PVC, but finds all other types of pipes as well.”

With its ergonomic handle, easy-to-read target indicator LCDs, and adjustable sensitivity switch, the AML makes locating subsurface objects more efficient than ever before.

The newly released AML unit implements a cutting-edge ground-penetrating radio frequency to detect objects that GPR may not. By simply sweeping the target area, left and right target indicators on the AML will activate to notify the operator that an object has been detected. The operator then rotates the AML until both the left and right target indicators light simultaneously, signaling that the underground object is in parallel alignment with the unit. Parallel alignment with the underground object is also confirmed visually with a laser target marker that is projected onto the ground. After obtaining proper alignment, the operator will continue scanning the ground in alignment to map out the object’s length and run direction. 855.422.6346,