Another Leap Forward With New DigiTrak F5

First Look
By Jeff Griffin, Senior Editor | November 2010, Vol. 65 No. 11

“With more than 20 years of drilling experience and the ongoing evolution of HDD requirements, our customers have helped DCI define the features, capabilities and even price points that will best satisfy their needs,” said Young. “Now, every locator available from Digital Control shares the basic technology of the world’s most advanced locating system, one that has set the industry standard.”

DCI was founded in 1990 to create the most advanced HDD locating and tracking system in the market and in 1991 introduced the first DigiTrak Locating system.

Young said during those early years, the new DCI technology provided greater accuracy for measuring the depth and location of the drill head than that of prior systems providing two additional vital orientation parameters, pitch and roll.

“By knowing the pitch and roll of the drill head,” said Young, “drill operators could advance the drill much faster and pull back the product easier so the drilling operation became more accurate, productive and profitable. Almost overnight, other locating systems available at that time became obsolete.”

DCI products are designed and built at DCI headquarters in Kent, WA. DCI supports U.S. sales and customer service through full-time field managers. Overseas sales and customer service are provided through dedicated offices in Germany, China, India, Australia and Russia.

Digital Control Inc., (800) 288-3610,