Pipe And Cable Locating Equipment: Equipment Spotlight

July 2013, Vol. 68, No. 7
SENSIT Technologies' ULTRA-TRAC APL.

Ditch Witch
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The Ditch Witch 830R/T high-frequency electronic locating can trace poor conductors, such as ungrounded tracer wire, and locate short lengths of utility infrastructure better than low-frequency units. Automatic features—such as gain control, auto depth, and visual and audio feedback—make the 830R/T easy for even novice operators to confidently identify and trace metallic pipe or cable, water and gas distribution lines. Adaptive filtering, one of the system’s many industry-exclusive features, ensures that the 830R/T is highly responsive in all modes of operation, providing left-to-right guidance very quickly regardless of mode or operator style. In Peak Verify mode, another exclusive feature, the 830R/T system gives operators an additional way to confidently verify the locate. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.com

McLaughlin

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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, mightymole.com

RIDGID
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Powered by OmniSeek technology, the RIDGID SeekTech SR-20 utility line locator uses a combination of multi-directional antennas, a revolutionary mapping display and state-of-the-art processing to provide users with more information to effectively and easily locate underground utilities. Specifically, the locator’s high-resolution monitor, equipped with an automatic backlight function for low-light situations, displays line depth, current and field angle in real time to virtually guide users down the line. 800.474.3443, RIDGID.com

Sensors & Software
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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