About Pipe & Cable Locators
Schonstedt’s Pipe & Cable Locators (aka “utility locators” or “cable line detectors”) have been setting the standard for reliability and dependability in locating buried utilities: water pipes, sewer, cable, and gas lines—quickly and easily.
In standard applications, Pipe & Cable Locators utilize both a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter induces an electric current that circulates through an object creating a magnetic field, which is then detected by the receiver.
Schonstedt offers several models of pipe and cable locators:
The Rex Locator
Multiple Frequency Locator. Rex (Receiver + Xmitter) is Schonstedt’s newest pipe and cable locator, recommended for all underground utilities: water and sewer, electric, telecom, and gas.
Rex is a multi-frequency locator with a price tag comparable to single-frequency locators. The sleek design of the transmitter is less than 2” thick and weighs less than 3 Ibs. At slightly over 7 lbs., the entire system fits easily into a custom shoulder bag. The Rex has direction arrows, signal strength and depth readouts, as well as “continuity” or “good connection” indications on the transmitter.
Price. The Rex is priced at around $2,800. Click here for Rex details and to buy online.
RD500 Plastic Water Pipe Locator
Under time pressure to find and repair leaking water pipes? The RD500 traces plastic water pipes over distances up to 500 feet and a depth of 6 feet underground. It is quick and easy to use. Operators can learn to locate and trace using the RD500 in just a few minutes.
The XT512 Sonde & Camera Locator:
The new and revolutionary XT512 combines the portability of the holsterable XTpc package with the low frequency sonde and passive locating capability found in larger more cumbersome locators. With the XT512 you can locate and determine the depth of your sewer/pipe inspection camera or a small sonde such as the TM50910 from Schonstedt. The XT512 is useful in locating blockages and obstructions in non metallic pipe.
Price. The XT512 is priced at around $1,500. Click here for XT512 details and to buy online.