The new XL4 range of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators from C.Scope represent a significant advance in cable detecting and tracing performance.
Innovative new features have been introduced and popular existing modes of detection have been enhanced to allow the XL4 range of Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators to successfully detect even the hardest to find pipes and cables. Particular attention has been paid to minimise the potential for human error to impact on operating performance and to effect better working practices.
The XL4 range of Cable Avoidance Tools now have improved performance across all modes of detection; Power, Radio, Generator and AllScan, whilst remaining easy to operate ensuring there is only a minimal need for training or retraining.
Intelligent features such as PeakHold allows operators to quickly and confidently pinpoint the exact position of buried services. A clever AlarmZone™ feature alerts operators to the presence of particularly shallow pipes or cables with the exact trigger depth adjustable by the user to best suit local requirements. And a dynamic SwingSensor gently alerts the operator if the Locator is being swung excessively, potentially compromising the accuracy of any locates.
The simultaneous dual-frequency 33kHz and 131kHz signal output of the Signal Generators is ideal for maximising the number of buried services that can be energised and then detected. The SGV4 Signal Generator can apply the dual frequency signal without direct connection to buried services, using either a Signal Clamp or the simple induction method from ground level, providing a significant improvement in the detection of the smaller diameter or poorly earthed cables. The fully adjustable One Watt Power Output of the Signal Generators means that deeper pipes and cables can be effectively energised and then traced over ever longer distances.
To compliment and support in-built data logging on C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tools, the SGV4 Signal Generator also has full data logging capability. A years worth of data can be stored, in normal usage, on both the Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generator. This can be conveniently transferred at any time to supervisors for analysis via a USB cable to a PC or wirelessly via Bluetooth™ (model dependent) to a PC, tablet or smartphone. The free-to-download C.Scope PC Toolkit and C.Scope Relay smartphone App analyses the stored data allowing training requirements to be quickly identified.
In-built GPS models also allow a record to be kept of exactly where the Cable Avoidance Tools have been used that can then be viewed in partnership with Google Earth™ or Google Maps™. Additionally, the Cable Avoidance Tool can be paired to third-party GPS Survey equipment, via the Locators in-built Bluetooth™ facilitating ‘one-pass’ underground utility surveys to be undertaken.
The XL4 Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators do not require periodic recalibration. A fully Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST) tests and confirms that the Cable Avoidance Tools and the Signal Generator are functioning at their optimum level each day.
The result of each ADST is recorded and stored within the data files and can be used to produce a Product Validation Certificate using the PC Toolkit. C.Scope authorised Service Centres are also able to provide third-party Test and Calibration Certification should you require it to comply with client or internal regulations.
The new XL4 range of C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tools and Signal Generators retain the reliability and durability expected of all C.Scope products and now come with a Three Year Warranty.
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