ExplanationSince Radiodetection launched the first commercial, twin antenna, cable and pipe locators over 40 years ago, we have pioneered many technologies that are used widely in the location industry today. Behind developments such as depth measurement, StrikeAlert® and Current Direction® is a drive to protect utilities from damage, making excavation easier and safer.
RD8100, our most advanced precision locator range, is built on this pedigree for performance, quality and durability. Containing a unique arrangement of 5 antennas, it allows you to choose the optimum level
of precision for the job in hand. Integrated GPS and usage-logging options automatically generate data for customer reports, or in-house quality and safety audits to promote best working practices.
Making complex locates simpler
With utility infrastructures becoming more complex, locate professionals require more powerful tools to simplify the task of distinguishing between and tracing different utilities.
CD (CURRENT DIRECTION)
Identify your target amongst a number of parallel utilities by applying a specialized CD signal from the Tx-10 transmitter. CD arrows displayed on the locator confirm you are tracing your target.
TRACE HIGH- IMPEDANCE UTILITIES WITH 4 kHz
The 4 kHz locate frequency enables lines such as twisted pair telecoms or street lighting to be traced over longer distances. Since such utilities are often found in areas of dense infrastructure, you can combine 4 kHz with CD to improve trace accuracy.
USE POWER FILTRES TO PINPOINT AND DISCRIMINATE BETWEEN POWER CABLES
When a signal transmitter can’t be connected, tracing individual power lines through dense networks can be a real challenge. Conflicting or powerful signals confuse or combine to create a wash of signal.
A single key press uses the harmonic properties of power signals to establish if a signal comes from one source, or from multiple cables which you can then trace and mark.
Speed combined with accuracy – Peak+ Mode
Peak+ mode allows you to add either Guidance or Null locating to the accuracy of Peak mode.
* Adding Guidance gets you to the Peak position faster.
* Adding Null to Peak lets you check for the distortion caused by other utilities, spurs SideStep™ or interference.
Supporting your business
Every locating operation needs to meet the continuing challenges of delivering on-time, high quality work and increasing value to customers.
Automatic usage -logging with GPS positioning
When equipped with GPS, RD8100 locators automatically capture key locate parameters every second, providing a comprehensive picture of individual locates and allowing you to assess usage patterns over extended periods. The data generated can be used to ensure adherence to best-practice, or to identify
training needs before poor work habits develop. Additionally, the information can be used for internal audits or shared with partners or clients to evidence task completion, or compliance to service
requirements. Usage data can be exported in multiple file formats – for example KML for Google Maps to confirm where and when work was performed.
eCer t™ – Remote calibration without downtime
Verify and certify the calibration of your locator over the internet using the RD Manager™ PC software package without returning the unit to a service center. Have confidence that the RD8100 is ready for action whenever you are.