CAT CABLE AVOIDANCE
TOOL utility locators
a tough world for today's hard pressed ground working contractor.
You've got to get the job done fast but not break pipes or cables.
Now, in this demanding situation, powerful help is at hand. Cable
locators and pipe locators |
- the high performance XD CABLE AVOIDANCE
TOOL provides ultimate information
about undergound services before you dig!
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TOOL XD ! THE BEST CABLE AND UTILITY LOCATOR
XD - Cable
Avoidance Tool XD
Multi function digital cable and pipe locator with depth measurement.
Low service costs
Locates a wide variety of underground pipes and cables,
primarily as an aid
to safe excavation.
-Used alone, the Cable Avoidance Tool detects natural signals being carried
on the majority of underground pipes and cables.
-The LCD display indicates signal strength on a highly responsive bar graph.
The precise location and direction of pipes and cables can easily be determined.
-The unit is lightweight and highly durable with built in loudspeaker
can be detached and held next to the ear in noisy work environments.
little training is required to use the equipment successfully. |
-The Cable Avoidance Tool also detects the signals radiated from C.Scope Transmitters,
which enables a greater range of selective tracing possibilties.
With transmitter signal on the line, pressing the depth button gives an accurate
||The CAT locator can be used with:
1. C.Scope signal generator
Self contained signal transmitter.
Capable of sending a signal down a metallic pipe or cable so that
it can be traced by
a detector receiving signals on the same
-The C.Scope Signal Generator supplies a 33KHz signal which can be
a metallic service either by a direct connection or by induction.
|-A pulsed tone is used for general detection purposes as this is easy to pick
out from other signals on the same line. |
-A continuous tone is used for depth measurement.
-Signal strength is adjustable for greater selectivity or longer distance tracing.
-Connection of the signal to the service is made either by connection (using
the leads and clips supplied), or via a Signal Clamp,
or by induction where the
Signal Generator is placed near the service in question
2. Minitran (sonde) transmitter
Self cointained waterproof transmitter for use with the CAT locator
Allows the tracing of non-metallic pipes, drains and conduits.
-The C.Scope Minitran is a completely self contained transmitter (sometimes called
-In typical usage the Minitran is screwed onto the end of a set of drain rods
or conduit threading rod, inserted into the pipe
to be traced and thus propelled
along the pipe.
-An operator on the surface can follow the movement of the Minitran using a CAT
receiver in the transmitter mode and operating
on the matching frequency.
-If the purpose of the procedure is to find a pipe collapse, the movement of
the minitran will stop at the point of blockage
and the signal radiating at that
point will indicate where to dig to repair the pipe damage.
-If using CAT XD equipment, it will also be possible to determine the depth
of the Minitran, up to a limit of about 9 metres.
-The Minitran is highly robust and completely waterproof.
-The equipment has very many applications in the drain cleaning and drain inspection
3. Plastic Pipe Tracing Rod
This is a very flexible type of plastic rod which has a wire inside
and a small transmitter coil at the end.
It is available in 20metre and 50metre lengths. It is used to trace
the direction of non-metal pipes which can be very small in diameter.
The tracing rod is connected to the Signal Generator so that a
33kHz signal can be sent along the rod. The rod is then pushed
into the pipe end and as far as it will go. The rod inside the
pipe can then be traced by an operator using a CAT XD Locator.
The signal received from the rod can be selected to be from the
coil transmitter at it's end, or from the whole wire lenght.