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Equipment Spotlight: Pipe & Cable Locating Equipment
Pipe and cable locating equipment by Ditch Witch, McLaughlin, Heath Consultants, Sensors & Software, Copperhead, Schonstedt, Subsurface Instruments and SENSIT Technologies.
The Ditch Witch UtiliGuard utility locating system includes industry-first features to meet underground construction workers’ needs for faster, more accurate locates of utilities. The system’s Ambient Interference Measurement (AIM) automatically scans the surrounding area for noise and recommends the best frequency among its 70 options. To help users make more accurate locates of obstructed utilities, UtiliGuard is the first locating system that measures distances (depth) both horizontally and vertically to the utility. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com
The McLaughlin Verifier G2 uses “Smart” transmitter technology along with improved noise reduction to achieve extreme accuracy in utility line location and depth calculation. Additional features include Peak and Null locating modes, four active frequencies, depth readout and Current Measurement Index (CMI), unique inductive method, passive radio search, increased depth capacity to 30 feet and a completely weatherproof receiver. 800.435.9340, mclaughlinunderground.com
Heath’s Sure-Lock All Pro is designed to suit all your locating needs in a simple to use two-button instrument. The integrated receiver and transmitter allows configuration of the optimal frequency to best locate all underground utilities quickly and reliably. The continuous depth reading is constantly displayed on the receiver as you near the target conductor. The All Pro offers frequencies ranging from 8.1K to 480 kHz which are optimal for audio, radio and ultra-high frequency targets such as cable and insulated pipe. 713.844.1383, heathus.com
Sensors & Software
Sensors & Software Inc.’s LMX100 is tailored for the locate-and-mark needs of utility locating contractors. The LMX100 eliminates complexity; making routine locates fast and easy. LMX100 features include a high performance GPR sensor; a lightweight, rugged non-metallic cart; out-of-the-box operation; and a simple, visual user interface. 800.267.6013, gprlocates.com