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RadioDetection CAT & Genny4 Cable Locator

For simple underground location of power cables prior to digging, drilling or any civil/construction work, the Cat & Genny is still one of the most popular and well know products available on the market - worldwide.

For simple underground location of power cables prior to digging, drilling or any civil/construction work, the Cat & Genny is still one of the most popular and well know products available on the market - worldwide. In an ever more regulated industry, the latest generation CAT4TM & GENNY4TM "Cable Avoidance Tool" is now available, specifically designed to help the operator locate more buried utilities.

The standard package consists of two components, the CAT4TM detector and the Genny4TM transmitter box.

CAT4
The CAT4 detector can detect signals that naturally radiate from metallic services. This is typically underground power that is live. It is used as an estimating search tool to try and generally locate cables. Consulting plans or engineering reports will aid the user in knowing where to start searching. One key feature of the CAT4 is the StrikeAlertTM feature. It is designed to assist the operator in reducing the number of shallow cable strikes.

Genny4
Featuring a simultaneous dual-frequency signal output, the Genny4 transmitter is used to "induce" or apply a distinctive signal into either the metallic materials or utility services, enabling the user to easily identify the location of the underground cable. Alongside the familiar 33kHz locating signal for general location purposes, the Genny4 transmits a second frequency designed to facilitate the location of small diameter cables such as telecommunications and street lighting, including spurs.

Also, using the transmitter, the approximate depth can also be viewed. The Genny4 also has a Signal Boost feature which increases the output signal by up to 10 times allowing you to locate cables with the CAT4 over extra distance and depth.

The Radiodetection C.A.T. 4TM and GENNY4TM has become the industry standard pipe and cable avoidance tool, recognised as the leader across all industry segments providing performance, ruggedness and reliability, together with affordability and low cost of ownership.

Different modes of Operation

There are 4 different modes of operation, all controlled on dial of the CAT4 detector.

  • A Avoidance mode - Simultaneously searches for and pinpoints Genny Power and Radio signals.
  • G Genny signal locate - Detects the signals transmitted by Genny4, with on-demand estimation of the depth of buried utilities.
  • P Power signal locate - Detects the electromagnetic fields generated by loaded power cables.
  • R Radio signal locate - Detects long-range radio signals as they travel along buried cables and pipes.

An optional Flexitrace (which is a 50metre 6mm diameter rod with wire conductors) can be used to help trace non-metallic pipes (i.e. plastic pipes).

The Radiodetection C.A.T. 4TM and GENNY4TM has become the industry standard pipe and cable avoidance tool, recognised as the leader across all industry segments providing performance, ruggedness and reliability, together with affordability and low cost of ownership

Key Features

  • Detect more, detect faster
  • Dig more safely
  • Straightforward operation and introduction
  • Data Acquisition / Logging
  • eCert™ – remote calibration validation
  • Small Cable Locating
  • Service Due indicator and CALSafe™
  • Avoidance Mode™SWING ™ warning
  • C.A.T Manager Software
  • Real Sound
  • Genny4 signal boost
  • Optional Accessories

RADIODETECTION

Founded in 1970, Radiodetection, headquartered in Bristol, United Kingdom, is a highly recognised global brand and market leader in the Utility locating and cable avoidance sector. Manufacturer of the instantly recognisable CAT & Genny as well as the advanced RD7100 and 8100 cable locators, Radiodetection's cable test products quickly locate problems such as breaks or deteriorating insulation.