CAT4™ Cable Detectors from Radiodetection

  • CAT4 Cable detectors and Genny signal generator.

    Radiodetection have used their 30 years of cable avoidance experience to produce the C.A.T4™ and Genny4™ range.

    Finding buried utilities has never been so fast, simple and safe!

    The C.A.T4™ range of cable locators offers quality cable location as standard as well as optional StrikeAlert and CalSafe features.

    Depth estimation is also available with the CAT4+ and eCAT4+ models.

  • The CAT4™ and Genny4™ Range

    The CAT4, CAT4+, eCAT4, eCAT4+, gCAT4 and gCAT4+ Cable Detectors offer a range of features to suit your specific cable location requirements.

    The Genny4™ Signal Generator is designed to work alongside the C.A.T4™ range of cable detectors. It improves performance and allows depth perception when searching for underground utilities.

    The key benefits of the C.A.T4™ and Genny4™ cable avoidance tools are: -

    • Fast and effective cable detection
    • Improved safety
    • Data logging and analysis

    The C.A.T4 range, the Genny4 Signal Generator, and their accessories are approved for use on the UK’s national rail infrastructure, managed by Network Rail.

    CAT4™ and Genny4™ Accessories

    Cable detector being used to trace pipes.

    When purchasing a cable detector it is important to consider the accessories you might need.

    The Genny4™ Signal Generator, the Signal Clamp and the Live Plug Connector all play a part in making sure that a signal can be detected. Even if a cable is not live a signal can be generated to allow detection of the cable.

    We also stock a range of sondes to help with the detection of non-conductive utilities. This includes: -

    The Radiodetection Carry Bag allows you to carry the equipment easily and safety.

  • Range Features CAT4 CAT4+ eCAT4 eCAT4+ gCAT4 gCAT4+
    Avoidance Mode (A)
    Genny Signal Locate (G)
    Power Signal Locate (P)
    Radio Signal Locate (R)
    Small Ø Locate Frequency
    Dynamic Overload Protection
    Depth Estimation
    StrikeAlert O O O O
    Data Acquisition
    Service Due Indicator
    SWING Warning
    CALSafe O O
    Bluetooth (future use)
    GPS / GNSS

    O = Optional

    Minimise the risk of hitting a shallow cable with the optional StrikeAlert™ which has been enhanced and optimised to reduce the instances of false warnings.

    Data Acquisition
    eC.A.T4™ series products can store over a year’s worth of the key measurements and modes of operation. C.A.T Manager™ can be used to export log files to enable detailed data usage analysis offering multiple benefits such as identifying training and development needs, and providing independent historical records of the instrument’s use. Backed-up data on a PC gives virtually unlimited record keeping for the life of the product.

    Dynamic Overload Protection
    Radiodetection’s unique digital signal processing capabilities equips the C.A.T4 with the ability to reject electrical interference. Dynamic Overload Protection gives C.A.T4 series products the ability to continue operating in electrically challenging areas, such as near substations and under power cables, where other locators’ detection circuitry may be overloaded and no longer function.

    Avoidance ModeTM
    Sweep an area of Power, Radio and Genny signals simultaneously, saving time. C.A.T4 lets operators control the sensitivity of each mode/signal, enabling buried utilities to be pinpointed in a single pass, while Real Sound provides audio feedback derived directly from the utility located, easing identification to maximise speed whilst maintaining safety.

    eCert provides a fast and thorough test of key circuitry elements within C.A.T4, and validates their performance against the original factory calibration over the internet.
    eCert™, activated through the C.A.T Manager software, provides a fast, thorough and convenient test of the key locating circuitry within C.A.T4, and validates its performance against the original factory calibration. Following an eCert test pass, a Radiodetection Calibration Certificate for that C.A.T4 can be printed or saved.

    What's more, C.A.T Manager can reproduce the original factory calibration certificate, or any eCert certificates that it has produced, on demand.

    For a complete maintenance package, Radiodetection also offers exhaustive factory-backed service and recalibration options including full mechanical integrity inspection and function testing.

    Radiodetection C.A.Ts are designed to respond exceptionally fast to even the smallest detectable underground signals. Radiodetection's research into underground signal detection has shown that the ability of an operator to identify these buried utilities is directly affected by careless working practices such as excessive or rapid swinging.

    To further reduce utility strike risks, eC.A.T4 units are equipped with sensors to detect such incorrect usage and warn the operator with an alert that is also stored in the data log.

    Service Due indicator and CALSafe™
    Minimise the risk of having to delay a survey because a C.A.T4’s calibration has expired. eC.A.T4 series products provide a 30 days countdown warning to the expiry of the calibration certificate. The optional CALSafe can be set to prevent the unit from operating outside the calibration period, ensuring compliance with company policies – and the interval required between services can be customised within a 1 year period using the C.A.T Manager software.

    High Visibility Display with Backlight
    The C.A.T4’s high visibility display helps to minimise the possibility of misreading critical information from the unit. The high contrast and automatic backlight illumination provide optimum visibility in all light conditions.

    C.A.T Manager™ Software
    C.A.T4 locators are supported with the dedicated C.A.T Manager software package. This Windows® PC program allows plant, fleet and site managers to minimise down time by performing software upgrades, sending a service request or reproducing calibration certificates. To match individual preferences or intended use, C.A.T Manager can disable or enable C.A.T4 features such as depth estimation and warnings. User-editable fields enable plant/fleet codes and other details to be stored on the unit, simplifying records and traceability.

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