We hope our guide to cable detectors helps you make the right decision!
Generally, a cable detector is made up of two parts; the transmitter and receiver.
An electric signal is transferred through a cable pipe by the transmitter and the receiver will pick up the signal. This allows the operator to trace the signals path and detect the cable or pipe.
Buried cables and pipes can present a real hazard to construction workers and every year site workers are injured due to inadvertently striking buried utilities such as electricity cables or gas pipelines.
Cable detectors are used to detect utilities before excavation work, allowing workers to do their job without any major safety issues or costly damages.
As industry standards get more and more regulated, it makes sense to buy the best and most recent cable and pipe location technology.
Some popular cable detector ranges include:
If you’ve decided you need a Cable Detector you’ve completed the first step. Next, you should consider whether you should buy or hire the tool.
To make this decision you must consider how often you will be using the tool. If you require a cable detector for a long period of time and will use it regularly, it may be wise to consider buying it outright.
However, if you will only use it here and there, perhaps hiring is a better option.
We offer a hire or buy service full of comprehensive of Survey and Safety equipment, including cable detectors.
There is a lot to consider when trying to choose the right cable detector for you. Here are some things to consider:
Winner: Radiodetection gCAT4+
The gC.A.T4 cable detector includes the StrikeAlert and CALSafe software as standard as well as GPS / GNSS capabilities.
Radiodetection was founded in 1970 and is now considered a market leader in cable avoidance tools.
Radiodetection have produced the amazing C.A.T4™ and Genny4™ ranges of cable avoidance tools to enable users to quickly and safely find buried cables, pipes and other utilities.
With such a wide variety of cable detectors to choose from, you are sure to find something suitable for you!
Their innovative tools reduce the risk of personal injury and damage to utilities on any excavation job where cables and pipes may be encountered.
Radiodetection have used their 30 years of cable avoidance experience to produce the C.A.T4™ range.
The C.A.T4™ range of cable locators offers quality cable location as standard along with a range of excellent features!
Bestselling C.A.T4™ cable detectors to consider include:
Winner: Radiodetection CAT4
The C.A.T4 digital platform delivers highly refined locate capabilities, specifically designed to help the operator find more buried utilities.
A leading manufacturer of cable detector equipment, Cabledetection aim to help protect your workforce, reduce cable strikes and avoid costly repairs.
A well-known and effective cable detector range manufactured by Cabledetection is the EZiCAT Range!
The EZiCAT™ range from Cabledetection of Cable Locators from Cable Detection is a true market leader when it comes to cable and pipe location.
Obtaining accurate information about the location of buried utilities is vital in protecting employees and equipment during any project that involves excavation.
Offering both the i-Series range along with the ‘xf’ range, there are plenty of cable detectors to choose from to meet your needs!
Some bestselling cable detectors from the EZiCAT Range include:
Winner: EZiCAT i750 xf
Packed full of all of the intelligent, beneficial features included in the EZiCAT i650 xf but with the additional benefit of integrated GPS technology.
Choosing the right accessories for your cable detector allows you to increase its capabilities and improve safety.
Accessories to consider:
Buried Utilities represent a major hazard to construction workers and poorly planned excavations can cause cable or pipe damage resulting in personal injury, costly repairs and delays.
Therefore, it’s so important to have the knowledge you need to avoid these problems and know how to effectively use cable detection tools and other avoidance information!
At One Point Survey, we offer cable and pipe avoidance courses that cover:
All courses are conducted to a high standard using comprehensive slide presentations along with video presentations and supporting samples of products and accessories. Classroom sessions are followed by practical instruction performed outdoors.
Our qualified trainers are all experienced in using cable and pipe locators in a wide range of situations.
One you complete the course all our candidates are issued with a certificate of competence!
It’s easy to get in touch and discuss your individual training course:
Call: 0800 633 5131
If you have any queries feel free to contact us.
One of our experienced team will be happy to help
Phone: 0800 633 5131
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