The CAT4 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 CAT4 and Genny4 fleet more effectively.
Detect more, detect faster
The new CAT4 digital platform delivers highly refined locate capabilities, specifically designed to help the operator find more buried utilities. The CAT4 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 bargraph ‘tidemark’ enable an operator to quickly spot a peak response and zero-in on a buried conductor.
Dig more safely
Radiodetection’s optional StrikeAlert™, SWING™ Rate detector and Service Due date warning have been improved to reduce the number of shallow cable strikes and guide users towards better and safer working practices.
Optional data acquisition capabilities also allow for Plant Supervisors to administer their fleet more safely and effectively by providing comprehensive logs of CAT4 usage for analysis and personnel development.
The CAT4 is a safety-critical precision instrument with an 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.
StrikeAlert™ - 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 - Optional
The eCAT4 and gCAT4 series products can store over a year’s worth of the key measurements and modes of operation.
gCAT4 units are equipped with an internal GPS/GNSS receiver providing positional data logged every second into the CAT4 internal memory and showing where the operator was working. These gCAT4 data logs can be exported as CSV, XLM or KML files that can be imported into map services like Google Maps® or Google Earth®.
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 CAT4 with the ability to reject electrical interference. Dynamic Overload Protection gives CAT4 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.
Sweep an area of Power, Radio and Genny signals simultaneously, saving time. CAT4 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.
Radiodetection CAT's 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, eCAT4 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 CAT4’s calibration has expired. eCAT4 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.
Network Rail use
The CAT4 and Genny4, and their accessories, are accepted for use on the UK’s national rail infrastructure, managed by Network Rail - Acceptance Certificate No: PA05/05450
CAT4 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.
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