Pipe & Cable Locating Equipment: Equipment Spotlight

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

Radiodetection
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Included in the C.A.T4 range are the eC.A.T4 series products, incorporating over a year's worth of data acquisition capacity, recording key locate parameters including mode used, Genny signal detection, control settings and warning statuses, to enable managers to rapidly verify correct usage and identify training needs. The new Avoidance Mode lets the operator check an intended excavation area for all locatable signals simultaneously, and pinpoint located utilities, in a single scan. The Dynamic Overload Protection feature enables operators to locate even in areas of high electrical interference, such as substations or under High Voltage cables. The new Genny4 provides a class-first dual frequency feature. Two frequencies are transmitted simultaneously to facilitate location of small diameter cables such as telecoms and street lighting, including spurs. For tricky locates, the new Power Boost function enables the locate signal to travel further and deeper, and couple onto utilities more easily. 877.247.3797, radiodetection.com

Ditch Witch
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The 830R/T (receiver/transmitter) system is high-frequency locator is able to 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. The ruggedly built, construction-grade 830R/T system has an IP65 environmental rating, so it can stand up to the rigors of the construction site and the toughest weather conditions. On-the-job dependability is further enhanced by the system’s long battery life: 150 hours on the transmitter, 75 hours on the receiver. 800.654.6481, ditchwitch.comdi