Pipe & Cable Locating Equipment: Equipment Spotlight

July 2012, Vol. 67, No. 7
The RIDGID SeekTech SR-20 utility line locator.

Locating tools from Ridgid, Sensors & Software, Vivax-Metrotech, McLaughlin, Pipehorn Utility, Heath Consultants,
Sensit Technologies, Radiodetection and Ditch Witch.

Ridgid
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. In addition to tracing transmitted frequencies, the SeekTech SR-20 offers advanced modes that allow users to search for other metallic lines that might be present. 800.474.3443, RIDGID.com

Sensors & Software
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LMX100 is the new, low cost utility locating GPR from Sensors & Software. Ideal for outfitting fleets, the LMX100 is tailored for the locate-and-mark needs of utility locating. The LMX100 is designed to help make identifying targets easier than ever. 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 800.267.3013, gprlocates.com

Vivax-Metrotech
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The VM series of buried utility locators features the updated Metrotech classic 810 locator. Now known as the VM-810, all the classic features that users liked in the original version, such as one button operation and left/right guidance are upgraded with new electronics and rugged weather resistant housings. The Metrotech 850 and 480 are also updated as the VM-850 and VM-480B. New to the VM Series are the VM-550 and 560 “Drop Locators”. Both offer Passive Power mode, two active modes, push button depth and a 1 Watt Transmitter. 800.638.7682, vivax-metrotech.com

McLaughlin
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The McLaughlin Verifier G2 utility locator equipped with an integrated Magellan GPS unit allows the locator operator to push the depth button, and in one step, collect the depth, longitude and latitude location of that utility. Facility owners can download the raw data into a geographic information system (GIS) as a layer and use it to update existing or create new maps, providing a bird’s-eye view of the excavation site, giving facility owners a much clearer picture of where those lines run from a big-picture perspective. 800.435.9340, mightymole.com