Spotlight: Pipe & Cable Locating Equipment

July 2011, Vol. 66 No. 7
MALA's Easy Locator.

The Pipehorn 800 Series boasts new improvements. The high-frequency pipe and cable locator features the same high frequency (480 kHz) performance as the Classic Pipehorn. It works on cast iron, un-energized power (streetlights), tracer tapes and worn out tracer wires, short side services and fiber. New simultaneous conductive transmission of both high (480 kHz) and low (9 kHz) frequencies provides better performance in congested underground areas. A new fast-response signal strength meter and sharp audio tone combine for precise pinpointing in all conditions. The transmitter features a new all- weather / high impact ABS housing. Audio tones indicate “transmitter on”, battery strength and good connection. The Pipehorn comes in a new lightweight, space saving carry bag. 800.952.3710, www.pipehorn.com

McLaughlin
McLaughlin’s GPS-enabled utility locator uses one-touch operation using a software application that allows its Verifier G2 utility locator to share real-time data with an integrated Magellan GPS unit installed on the Verifier G2 utility locator. A software application loaded into the locating receiver allows the receiver, through a serial port, to export real-time depth, current measurement index (CMI), frequency and locator mode (peak or null) to the integrated GPS unit. A second software program allows the Windows-based GPS units to receive the locator data. When the GPS unit receives that data, it cues the Magellan unit to record the latitude and longitude coordinates for the specific underground facility. Facility owners can download the raw data into a geographic information system (GIS) as a layer. They can use it to update existing or create new maps. It can also be overlaid on aerial photos or as-builts, along with the other surface facilities that they’ve mapped 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, www.mightymole.com

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