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  1. P.A.C.T. TOMKAT S2 Pipe and Cable Locator – No Display
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    PACT TOMKAT S2 Pipe & Cable Locator/ CAT - Cable Avoidance Tool
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    £490.80 £409.00
    • Detects the presence of cables and pipes up to 3m below the ground
    • Three modes of operation: Power, Radio and Genny
    • Issues an audible alert outputted via a detachable, waterproof speaker
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    SKU: GB20182S
  2. C.Scope DXL3 Depth Measuring Cable Avoidance Tool
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    C.Scope DXL3 Depth Measuring Cable Avoidance Tool
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    £522.00 £435.00

    The DXL3 Depth Measuring Cable avoidance Tool has three modes of detection: Power, Radio and 33kHz from SGA3 Signal Generators or Sondes.

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    SKU: DXL3CAT
  3. C.Scope Data Logging SGV4 Signal Generator (SGV4-D)
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    C.Scope Data Logging SGV4 Signal Generator (SGV4-D)
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    £610.80 £509.00

    For use with CXL4 or DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool. It features: One Watt, Variable Power, Pulsed/Continuous 33kHz and 131kHz Signal Output, Visual display, Data Logging, Automatic Daily Self Test generating a System Validation Certificate, USB Connectivity, Supplied with Direct connection leads, Connection Magnets, Earth Stake, Auxillary 10 metre Earth Lead and USB Lead. Network Rail Approved.

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    SKU: SGV4-D
  4. P.A.C.T. TOMKAT V2 Pipe and Cable Locator with Display
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    PACT TOMKAT V2 Pipe and Cable Locator / CAT - Cable Avoidance Tool
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    £622.80 £519.00
    • Locate cables and pipes buried to up to a depth of 3m
    • Visual and audible alerts
    • Three operating modes: Power, Radio and Genny
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    SKU: GB20182V
  5. P.A.C.T. SIGEN 2+ Signal Transmitter Builder’s Kit
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    PACT SIGEN 2+ Signal Transmitter / Genny Builder’s Kit
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    £645.80 £538.17
    • Supplied with a carry bag, 100mm signal clamp and a 5-metre Sonde (33kHz)
    • Find, follow and avoid buried cables and pipes on building sites
    • 100mm Signal Clamp allows the user to trace insulated cables such as those used by street lamps
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    SKU: GB2018BK
  6. C.Scope Data Logging MXT4 Transmitter
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    C.Scope Data Logging MXT4 Transmitter
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    £660.00 £550.00

    Designed for use with the MXL4 Precision Pipe & Cable Locator. It Features: One Watt, Variable Power, Pulsed Continuous, Five Transmitting Frequencies (512Hz, 640Hz, 8kHz, 33kHz and 131kHz), visual display, data logging, Automatic Daily Self Test generating a System Validation Certificate, USB Connectivity. Supplied with Direct Connection Leads, Connection Magnets, Earth Stake, Auxilliary 10 metre Earth Lead and USB Lead. Network Rail Approved.

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    SKU: MXT4-D
  7. Radiodetection Genny4 Signal Generator - Kit
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    Radiodetection Genny4 Signal Generator
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    £666.00 £555.00
    • Adjustable signal generation
    • Built for use with the CAT4 range of cable avoidance tools
    • Loudspeaker, accessory tray and accessory slot
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    SKU: 10/GENNY4EN
  8. Radiodetection Genny4 Signal Generator & Soft Carrying Bag Pack
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    Radiodetection Genny4 Signal Generator & Soft Carrying Bag Pack
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    £704.16 £586.80
    • Bundle pack with bag and genny
    • Generate standard and ramped-up signals
    • High quality detection tool
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    SKU: 10/BAGPACK4-UK
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About CAT & Genny Cable Detectors

Everything you need for detecting and tracing the path of underground buried utilities is included in this section. Don't neglect underground safety; use this equipment to quickly find hidden utilities.

Cable avoidance tools (CATs) and Gennys are essential equipment for use by any excavation professional. As modern society becomes increasingly reliant on underground structures, including electrical cabling, telecom cabling and piping, the complexity of underground systems has increased over time.

This leads to a higher danger for those excavating to reach cabling and other installations. The chances of accidentally striking a live cable, causing damage to essential systems and endangering yourself when digging has increased exponentially, thus increasing the importance of using detection equipment to accurately determine the location of buried utilities and work safely around them.

A CAT is used for this purpose and can detect signals naturally radiated from metallic surfaces in order to allow the user to map out the path of an underground cabling structure. These tools are used to determine the path of most types of buried utilities, but some utilities, such as underground piping, do not give off signals for the CAT to pick up on.

In this purpose, a Genny must be used in tandem with a CAT. A genny is used to generate a signal that bounces through the ground around the CAT, allowing the CAT to determine the location of a utility as the generated signal bounces off the utility and returns to the tool.

Although it isn't always necessary to use both a CAT and Genny simultaneously, it is always best practice to do so. This way you ensure that you don't miss anything buried underground and generate an accurate map of the underground installation. If a genny is not used, the CAT could easily miss buried utilities that do not generate a signal, posing a potential risk to the professionals excavating the ground.

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