Construction & Excavation

Making Locating Easier for the Construction & Excavation Industry

Are you responsible for avoiding damage (hits) to buried underground utilities or need to identify unmarked private facilities? Schonstedt offers both magnetic locators and pipe and cable locators to fit every need for the Underground Construction, Installation and Excavation Contractor.

Magnetic Locators detect buried steel objects including enclosures, vaults, pipe joints, valve or curb boxes up to 18′ deep. Magnetic locators react to the outline of a ferrous metal object to pinpoint its location with precision.

We offer a choice of five models: MAGGIE (pistol grip w/audio & display), Spot (“stick” w/audio), GA-52Cx (audio), GA-72Cd (most rugged w/audio & display) and GA-92XTd (extendable w/audio & display). For over 50 years, the GA-52Cx has been the preferred choice of surveyors around the world. The ultralight-weight Spot represents the “Next Generation Stick Locator”. The GA-92XTd allows for easier portability (expands and retracts). And MAGGIE blends the best of the GA-52Cx and GA-92XTd. All are backed with a Schonstedt 7-year warranty.

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 Rex Multi-Frequency Locator 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.

Combination Kits

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 areas. Consisting of an XTpc utility locator and GA-92XTd magnetic locator, these kits detect and locate all objects described above as well as those transmitting at 512 Hz.

The MPC-Rex Combo Kit is truly the one kit that finds it all, designed for utility locating professionals in Water • Sewer • Gas • Electric • Telecomm industries. The Kit includes a GA-92XTd Magnetic Locator and a Rex Multi-Frequency Pipe & Cable Locator and accessories. The entire system fits easily into a custom shoulder bag.

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 GA-92XTd magnetic locator and a XT512 receiver — 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 512 Hz sonde (beacon or mole). Great tool for water/sewer crews, construction & excavation contractors and home service professionals needing to trace various utilities 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 non-metal (clay tile, cement, transcite, HDPE, PVC) empty pipes. Click here to learn more about Schonstedt sondes.

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