Public Works

Making Locating Easier for the Public Works Industry

Are you responsible for buried electrical and traffic signal cables or loops, or perhaps a Combine Sewer Overflow (CSO) system? Do you need to identify other underground utilities by use of an underground utility locator before roadway signs are installed? Schonstedt offers a variety of locator equipment, with both magnetic locators and pipe and cable locators to fit every need in the power industry and electrical contractor services

Magnetic Locators detect buried steel objects including enclosures, vaults, hand-holds 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 are able to detect cables in large bundles or single pairs as well as FO cable with metal shield, armor jacket or tracer wire, even through the concrete surface of conduit, up to a maximum depth of 20 feet. There are two models to choose from: The Rex Multi-Frequency Locator is designed for more congested underground situations or large scale projects that demand the flexibility to change transmitter frequency plus reduce bleed-off for improved accuracy. The XTpc-33 is designed for quick, short distance locates of minimum difficulty, where better portability is desired. All models can detect the cable by means of conductive (directly connected) and inductive (in-direct) modes.

The new CL300 cable locating kit includes an XTpc-33 with 512 Hz sonde detection ability along with a 5” Inductive Signal Clamp. The kit traces the path of all electrical and telecommunication cables along with buried wire for pumps, irrigation or traffic control systems. The CL300 will also detect tracer wire buried alongside water/sewer or gas pipelines.

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 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-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 as a gas, water, and sewer line locator. 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 a GA-92XTd magnetic locator and a512Hz 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 empty pipes. Click here to learn more about Schonstedt sondes.

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