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Pipe And Cable Locating Equipment: Equipment Spotlight
Pipe and cable locating equipment, from SENSIT Technologies, Vivax-Metrotech,
MALA Geoscience USA, Ditch Witch, McLaughlin, RIDGID, Sensors & Software and Radiodetection.
SENSIT Technologies introduces a revolutionary new acoustic pipe locator; the ULTRA-TRAC APL. The “APL” will detect piping of virtually any material and over any ground covering such as gravel, asphalt, concrete, soil and grass. There are no hook ups to the system to detect and no access needed to customer facilities. The technology was developed through research provided through GTI. 888.473.6748, gasleaksensors.com
The Metrotech 810 locator, now known as the VM-810, has all the features you liked in the original version, like one button operation and left/right guidance is now upgraded and in a new rugged weather resistant housing. The VM-810 is best used to locate direct buried steel water mains and tracer wire. The 83kHz frequency is high enough to skip over rubber gaskets and low enough not to bleed off onto nearby utilities. 800.446.3392, vxmt.com
MALA Geoscience USA
The Easy Locator HDR boasts a higher resolution and deeper depth penetration than prior GPR technology for utility detection. A single frequency transducer now performs the work of two and allows the detection and imaging of targets from small near surface service connections to deeper larger transmission facilities. With the new zoom function and other upgrades incorporated into the HDR monitor, the user can zoom in for visualization of small near surface targets or out for maximum range to view the deepest targets. Other features include a built-in DGPS receiver and upgradeable GPS Mapper software for mapping utilities marked digitally with the HDR monitor. 843.852.5021, malags.com