Are you responsible for buried electrical or traffic signal cables, loops or for fiber optic (FO) alongside highways or railroad tracks? Need to identify other underground utilities before signage is installed ? Schonstedt offers both magnetic locators and pipe and cable locators to fit every need in the Transportation industry, DOT departments, highway and railway systems.
Magnetic Locators detect buried steel objects including enclosures, vaults, hand-holds, and culverts at maximum depths of 10-15 feet. Magnetic locators react to the outline of a ferrous metal object to pinpoint locations, reduce random digging, and saving time. We offer a choice of three models, GA-52Cx (audio), GA-72Cd (audio and display) and GA-92XT (audio or audio/display) a more portable model. The GA-52Cx is the best for loudness with all the construction noise, very user-friendly and affordable, backed with a 7-year warranty. The GA-92XT is best for portability, hands-free use and offers minimal storage on a truck.
Pipe & Cable Locators detect the path and depth of electrical cables, low-voltage traffic light signals and loops, fiber optic (FO) with metal shield, armor jacket or tracer-wire. Able to detect cables or metallic pipes through any road surface at a maximum depth of 20 feet. Cables can be energized or de-energized. Three Schonstedt models: XTpc-82 or XTpc-33 for quick, short distance locates with less difficulty and the Tracemaster II for more congested underground situations or large scale projects demanding more flexibility to change transmitter frequency plus reduce bleed-off to improve accuracy. All models can detect the circuit or pipe by means of conductive (directly connected) and inductive (in-direct) modes. An Inductive Clamp is the quickest and easiest method to trace cables in hand-hold enclosures.
Magnetic and Pipe & Cable Locator Kits, MPC kits combine the best of both worlds while saving time & effort — all in one convenient hard-case for limited storage situations. Comprising an XTpc utility locator and GA-92XTd magnetic locator, these kits detect and locate all objects described above in Magnetic and Pipe & Cable applications as well as all 512 Hz transmitted sources. The MPC-800 kit comes with an 82 kHz transmitter and receiver — best for tracing gas, water and sewer pipelines. The MPC-300 kit comes with an 33 kHz transmitter and receiver — best for tracing electrical and telecommunication cables. The MPC-500 kit comes with an 512Hz receiver only — best for pin-pointing 512 Hz sources such as inspection cameras, boring systems and mini-sondes (beacons or moles) attached to duct rodders, plumber snakes or fish tape.
Pipe & Cable & Sonde locator The PCS-800 combines the versatility of the XTpc-82 utility locator along with a choice of 512Hz sonde (beacon or mole). Great tool for water/sewer crews, construction & excavation contractors and home service professionals needing to trace various utilties and non-metal sewer pipes.
Schonstedt also offers a range of sondes (aka mini-transmitters; moles or beacons) that work with our pipe and cable locators for even greater accuracy through empty pipes. Click here to learn more about Schonstedt sondes.
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