Transportation

Making Locating Easier for the Transportation Industry

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 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 Rex LITE 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.

 

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 a Rex LITE Pipe & Cable 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.