RD5100

Cable and Pipe Locator Range

Cable and Pipe Locator Range

Tracing buried pipes and cables, whether to locate faults or to avoid utilities during excavation work, can present major difficulties. This can be made even worse in cases where a pipe has rubber seals, insulators or even gaps between sections.

These problems, if not overcome, can result in costly repairs, delays and in some instances personal injury.

The RD5100 Series has been designed to address these issues, specifically addressing the concerns and challenges of users such as those in the Water and Gas Industries locating buried pipes and cables.

Guidance Mode

Guidance Mode allows you to rapidly follow the path of a buried utility. Intuitive proportional arrows, a directional ‘needle’ and differentiated audio tones guide you along the target pipe or cable.
 

TruDepth™

Depth readings are only indicated when the RD5100 locator is correctly oriented above the target cable, pipe or sonde.

The RD5100H2O and RD5100S are available in Imperial and Metric versions, while the RD5100H2O+ model can be customised using the menu to work in either units of measure.

 

Compass

Visually indicates orientation of the target cables.
Allows the operator to quickly and easily follow the target line.
Maximizes depth measurement accuracy by ensuring the locator is correctly with the target line.
 

Dynamic Overload Protection

Extends the RD5100's locate capability into areas where other products fail.
Automatically filters out large and unwanted signals while ensuring accurate location of the target utility.
Particularly useful in electrically noisy environments such as power sub stations or near overhead high-voltage cables.

Audio tones

When in Guidance Mode a continuous tone to the left of the target and an
intermittent tone to the right helps guide you towards the target.

Depth and Current

A simultaneous read-out on active lines for confidence you are following the correct target.

Li-Ion rechargeable battery options

Lithium-Ion rechargeable battery options for both locator and transmitter provide extended runtime with reduced running costs.

As standard for RD51000H20 and its 1W transmitter.

iLOC

iLOC is an advanced Bluetooth link between the RD5100H20+ locator and the 10W transmitter
iLOC allows the operator to control the transmitter remotely.
Less time walking and more time locating.

Current Direction (4k CD, H20+ only)

Current Direction is a powerful tool that augments the capabilities of pipe and cable locators to help operators pick out their target line from others nearby. Using fundamental properties of electromagnetism, 4K CD allows you to locate your utility quickly, and eliminate wasted time following false trails.
 

Applications

RD5100H2O

A precision locator/transmitter pair offering 83kHz Guidance mode and Power mode. 83kHz is very well suited to uses such as disjointed pipes and cables, as well as plastic pipes with tracer wire. The signal can be applied either by direct connection, by clamp or by induction, which is also an excellent way of lighting up all nearby conductors for blind locates.

RD5100S

A precision locator of 3 different sonde frequencies for tracing all types of non-metallic pipe and for following the progress of a sonde-enabled pipeline camera system, such as Pearpoint’s Inspection Systems. Upgrade with up to 4 active line locating frequencies later as your needs develop.

RD5100H2O+

A precision locating kit offering a suite of active, passive and sonde frequencies specifically targeting the needs of Water Industry users. Guidance mode helps you trace your target with user-friendly visual and audio guides, while iLOC™ allows you to control the transmitter remotely using the locator.

Advantages

  • Designed for on-site use, with IP65 ingress protection against dust and water.

  • Verify and certify the calibration of your locator over the internet using the RD5100 Manager PC software package – without returning the unit to a service center. Have confidence that the RD5100 is ready for action whenever you are.

  • The integrity of the RD5100H20+ measurement system can be confirmed on-site. Self-Test applies signals to the locating circuitry in the pipe and cable locator as well as checking display and power functions.

    Not available for the H20 and S models.

  • The RD5100H20+ StrikeAlert feature reduces the risk of accidents by warning of the presence of shallow cables and pipes with both visual and audio warnings.

    Not available for the H20 and S models.

  • Over 40 years of working alongside users on-site gives us the confidence to back our product with a 3 year warranty, supported by our global service network. Our experienced teams and partners provide comprehensive technical support and training tailored to your needs.