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Active Locate Modes
RD8100® cable locator is engineered to deliver high precision for damage prevention when locating buried cables and pipes. This advanced range of underground utility locators offers optional integrated GPS and usage logging, and is backed with a 3‑year warranty.
RD8100 is our most advanced range of high-precision cable locators, and builds on over 40 years of pedigree to deliver performance, quality and durability. Containing a unique arrangement of 5 custom-manufactured, precision-ground antennas, it allows you to choose the best method to locate specific pipes and cables.
With utility infrastructures becoming more complex, locate professionals require more powerful, flexible tools. Features such as Current Direction and iLOC™ on the cable locator combine with the versatile Tx Transmitter range to deliver high-precision locates even in tough conditionsIntegrated GPS and usage-logging options automatically generate data for customer reports, or in-house quality and safety audits to promote best working practices.
Use RD Map™ to create, in real time*, detailed maps of buried utilities. Survey measurement data is added to location coordinates information to map the route of the tracked utility. Map files (CSV or KML) can then be shared with customers and colleagues. *Requires data connectivity. RD Map only works in countries where Google Maps is available.
The RD8100 is ergonomically designed to deliver a superior performing locator that provides the user with a light weight, energy efficient, exceptionally well balanced tool which is comfortable for extended periods of use. Despite its weight and form, the RD8100 range retains the environmental durability associated with an IP65 rating, meaning you can operate it in almost any environment.
Our unique arrangement of 7 antennas allows you to optimize your RD8100 for different tasks. Each mode uses a different combination of antennas. At the heart of each of our locating antennas is a custom-manufactured, precision-ground ferrite to ensure the accuracy and precision of our measurements.
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.
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.
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.
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 lets you check for the distortion caused by other utilities, spurs or interference.
For rapid utility detection RD8100 marker locators enable operators to scan for pipes, cables and RF markers at the same time, speeding up locate tasks and minimizing missed locates.
Up to 5 additional frequencies can be programmed into all RD8100 locators to match it to the signals found on your target telecoms networks.
Create detailed KML utility maps in real time* and share them directly from the field using the free RD Map android app. Use Google Maps technology to review and correct any errors and produce professional maps that can be e-mailed or shared using a compatible app.
Combine the RD8100 locator with an accessory A-frame to identify and pinpoint insulation sheath faults to within 4” (10cm).
Set-up, calibrate and update your locator from a PC. Download usage logging and survey measurement data for analysis.
Rapidly check an area before excavation using simultaneous detection of the Passive Power and Radio signals carried on underground cables or pipes.
More locate signal on high impedance target lines – detect deeper and further.
iLOC is an advanced Bluetooth link between the RD8100 locator and Bluetooth enabled transmitter, which allows you to control the locate signal’s power and frequency from up to 1400’ / 450m away. Spend less time walking and more time locating.
Assess the target utility using your transmitter – quickly measure line voltage, current and impedance.