Radiodetection eC.A.T4 Cable Locator

  • C.A.T4™ and Genny4™ Range

    The C.A.T4™ and Genny4™ range represents the latest evolution of the highly popular Cable Avoidance Tools, as pioneered by Radiodetection, enabling operators to work more efficiently, more safely and to manage their C.A.T4 and Genny4 fleet more effectively.

    Detect More, Detect Faster

    The new C.A.T4 digital platform delivers highly refined locate capabilities, specifically designed to help the operator find more buried utilities. The C.A.T4 Avoidance Mode™ lets the operator check an intended excavation area for Power, Radio and Genny signals, and pinpoint located utilities in a single scan. Features such as the bar graph ‘tidemark’ enable an operator to quickly spot a peak response and zero-in on a buried conductor.

    The new Genny4, with a new integrated logic design, provides a class-first simultaneous dual-frequency signal output design. Alongside the familiar 33kHz locate signal for general purpose locates, the Genny4 transmits a second frequency designed to facilitate location of small diameter cables such as telecoms and street lighting, including spurs. For tricky locates, the new power boost function enables the locate signal to travel further and deeper, and couple onto utilities more easily.

    Network Rail Use

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

    C.A.T4 and Genny4 Cable Location Equipment is accepted for use on Network Rail infrastructure within the defined scope of acceptance and any specific conditions in the certificate. It must be maintained in accordance with the manufacturer’s recommendations.

    Dig More Safely

    Radiodetection’s proprietary StrikeAlert™ has been improved to reduce the number of shallow cable strikes. The C.A.T4 guides users towards better and safer working practices through its optional SWING™ Rate detector and Service Due date warning.

    Optional data acquisition capabilities allow Plant Supervisors to administer their fleet more safely and effectively by providing comprehensive logs of C.A.T4 usage for analysis and personnel development.

    C.A.T4 is a safety-critical precision instrument and the optional 30-day countdown to the Service Due date, CALSafe™ and innovative eCert™ on-line system calibration validation capabilities are designed to reinforce company and recommended service policies.

    Features - eC.A.T4 Cable Locator

    • Works perfectly alongside Genny4™ signal generator
    • StrikeAlert™ - minimises risk of hitting shallow cables (optional)
    • CALSafe™ - enabled units can be set to automatically deactivate on expiry of the defined
      calibration interval, to help ensure compliance with individual company policies. (optional)
    • Data Acquisition - eC.A.T4™ series products can store over a year’s worth of the key measurements and modes of operation.
    • Avoidance Mode™ - sweep an area of power, radio and Genny signals simultaneously.
    • eCert™ - provides a fast and thorough test of key circuitry and validates their performance.
    • SWING™ - designed to respond exceptionally fast to even the smallest detectable underground signals.
    • Service due indicator - interval between services can be customised using C.A.T Manager software to anything up to one year.
    • Genny Signal Locate
    • Power Signal Locate
    • Radio Signal Locate
    • Dynamic Overload Protection

    Optional Extras

    The Optional Extras available with this product are:

    Genny4™ - Dual Frequency Signal Generator

    Radiodetection Genny4 Generator (£445 exc VAT)

    Genny4™ Dual Frequency Signal Generator is designed to work with the CAT4™ range of cable locators. Improves performance and allows depth perception.

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    Radiodetection Carry Bag

    Radiodetection Carry Bag (£59.00 exc VAT)

    This carry bag is designed to carry your cable detector (CAT4, CAT4+, eCAT4 or eCAT4+) as well as your Genny 4 generator.

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    Radiodetection Carry Bag

    Radiodetection Live Plug Connector (£122.00 exc VAT)

    The Radiodetection Live Plug Connector is used to easily apply a Genny signal to a street distribution cable using a standard mains socket.

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    Radiodetection Signal Clamp

    Radiodetection Signal Clamp (£196.00 exc VAT)

    The Radiodetection Signal Clamp identifies target utilities by applying a generator signal along the pipe or cable.

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    StrikeAlert Software (£74.95 exc VAT)

    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.

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    CALSafe Software (£49.95 exc VAT)

    The CALSafe feature can be set to automatically deactivate the unit on expiry of the defined calibration interval.

    Hire

    This cable detector is also available to hire.

    Please visit our Cable Detector Hire page or call us on 0800 633 5131.

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    Calibration & Repair

    This items requires on-going maintenance to ensure its optimum performance.

    It comes with a one-year calibration certificate as standard but, after this, please feel free to contact our service team for calibration and repair services.

    Please visit our Calibration & Repair page or call us on 0800 633 5131.

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  • 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
    eCert
    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

    StrikeAlert™
    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™
    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.

    SWING™
    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.