At TecSolutions, we offer a full inventory of pipe locators and utility line locators designed for any application. For example, the VM-550 by Vivax-Metrotech, is designed as a general-purpose locator. Another option is the VM-585 which includes a built-in ferrous metal detector. Depending on your specific needs and budget, TecSolutions Consultants is your resource for all your pipe and utility locator needs.
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vLoc3 RTK Pro Receiver
The vLoc3 RTK-Pro receiver is the first to add RTK GNSS accuracy to a utility locator. Using the RTK-Pro internal cellular module with 4G LTE capabilities, the operator has the ability to connect to NTRIP RTK (Real-Time Kinematic ) caster that provides RTCM 3 corrections. By utilizing these corrections, the operator can collect both utility location data along with the geographical location of the utility with survey-grade accuracy.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
vLoc3 XLF Receiver
The vLoc3-XLF locator uses extra-low frequencies specific for long-line locating. The low frequencies used in the XLF are designed to travel further distances with less coupling onto adjacent lines and be less susceptible to distortion. A few applications ideal for low-frequency locating is long-haul fiber lines, metropolitan loop networks, and pipeline transmission lines.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
VM-810 and VM-850
Using the correct frequency makes a world of diﬀerence when locating buried utilities. The depth of the utility, size, material, and amount of congestion (proximity of other utilities) all need to be taken into consideration for the correct frequency selection. Large diameter, direct buried pipes with bell housing ends that use insulators and rubber gaskets, such as water or gas require a higher frequency while smaller diameter, well-grounded direct buried or long distance in conduits work, better with a lower frequency.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
VM 510 FFL+
Finding the location of an underground cable fault just became easier with the VM-510FFL+ Standalone A-frame locator. Now locating a suspect cable and finding the fault can be done with the VM-510FFL+ and a compatible transmitter. There is no longer a need for a separate utility locator with cables connecting to it. After connecting a compatible transmitter to the line and placing it in a Fault-Find mode, use the simple to operate four button controls of the VM-510FFL+ to locate and stay on the cable path while pinpointing the sheath or ground fault.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Service Drop Locator
The VM-550 is a general-purpose locator used to detect buried pipe and cable services in a variety of situations. With a 50/60Hz passive power locating frequency and three active frequencies, the VM-550 locators will meet the requirements of those wishing to detect the presence of active power cables and to trace short ranges. The VM-550 transmitter also has the additional frequency of 8kHz Fault-find so it can be used to detect the presence of ground to sheath faults on cable when used with the VM-510 Stand Alone A-Frame fault locator.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
General Purpose Locator
The VM-560 is a general-purpose locator used to detect buried pipe and cable services in a variety of situations. With a 50/60Hz passive power locating frequency and three active frequencies, the VM-560 locator will meet the requirements of those wishing to detect the presence of active power cables and to trace short ranges. The VM-560 transmitter also has the additional frequency of 8kHz Fault-find so it can be used to detect the presence of ground to sheath faults on cable when used with the VM-510 Stand Alone A-Frame fault locator.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
The vLoc3-Pro utility locator introduces new innovative tools for locating buried utilities assuring damage prevention while gathering information for analysis.
With two sets of screened 3D antennas signal distortion is easily detected and displayed on the bright full color display. Along with classic locate screens the vLoc3 series locators offer new locate perspective screens of Vector Locate for fully automatic non-walk over locating, Transverse Graph showing both peak and null simultaneously providing immediate measurement of signal distortion, Plan View showing the relative orientation of the cable at any angle, and a new graphical Sonde screen with guidance arrows leading to the sonde location even when it is vertical.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
The vLoc3-ML with built-in transceiver is designed for contractors and utility companies to accurately detect and pinpoint major brands of buried passive electronic markers. The vLoc3-ML locator combines Vivax-Metrotech’s advanced line locating technology and electronic marker system (EMS) detection in a single instrument capable of detecting and measuring the depth of commercially available EMS markers.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
vLoc3 9800 Receiver
The vLoc3-9800‘s patented Distance Sensitive Left/Right Guidance and audible tone guide you to the path of your buried utility. Current measurement and the compass line direction indicator confirms that you are on target. The versatile vLoc3-9800 receiver provides the correct frequencies needed for the telecom, power, CATV, gas, water, and sewer utilities.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
vLoc3 5000 Receiver
The vLoc3-5000 utility locator brings an innovative element of digital signal processing, position capturing and broadband frequency selection to buried utility locating. Data captured by the internal GPS or external GPS via Bluetooth can be downloaded for further analysis, use with GIS systems or google maps. Use the free VM-MAP smartphone application to create real-time maps with GPS data and data from the locator such as time, date, depth of cover, current on the line, and add custom comments to each entry.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Pipeline Defect Mapper
The vLoc3-DM is used to precisely locate pipelines and assist in evaluating pipe coating defects. The system can be used on either transmission or distribution systems. A complete ACVG survey can be undertaken using the vLoc3-DM and plug-in A-frame. The display on the vLoc3-DM has been configured specifically for pipeline evaluation. Data can be graphed in real-time on the receiver while still on site. The walk back feature highlights the operator’s position on the graph allowing them to return to the point of interest where further evaluation or an ACVG, A-frame survey can be undertaken.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Service Drop Locator & Metal Detector
The VM-585 is a combination of the popular VM-550 utility locator with the added beneﬁt of a built in Ferrous Metal Detector. This makes it ideal for locating short distance runs such as service drops and to detect buried ferrous metal objects such as buried valve box covers, buried tanks, and manhole covers.
The advanced ﬁltering of the VM-585‘s metal detector rejects materials such as bottle caps and aluminum cans and zeros in on ﬁnding only ferrous materials. The manual gain control allows it to be controlled and able to work close to large metal objects such as automobiles and chain link fences while still looking for the targets underground. The VM-585 will locate through asphalt, concrete, or grass and in temporary conditions such as snow.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Ferrous Metal Detector
In our ever-changing landscape, important assets are buried or paved over making finding for them both difficult and time consuming. Valve and manhole covers are often lost after ground work activities, re-surfacing or after heavy snow falls. Buried boundary markers can also be difficult to find.
Most of these items are manufactured using magnetic or ferrous materials. These can be detected using the VM-880. As it detects only ferrous materials, aluminum cans, bottle caps, etc. are rejected.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Loc3 5 Watt
The 5-Watt broadband transmitter has selectable induction and direct connection frequencies from 98Hz to 200kHz, SD mode (Signal Direction), fault find and true resistance measurement up to 1 Mohm. The two inch by one-inch dot matrix display with LED backlight shows output current, connection type, volts, resistance, frequency, volume, battery condition and high voltage warnings.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Loc3 10 Watt
The 10-Watt broadband transmitter has selectable induction and direct connection frequencies from 98Hz to 200kHz, SD mode (Signal Direction), fault find and true resistance measurement up to 1 Mohm. The two inch by one-inch dot matrix display with LED backlight shows output current, connection type, volts, resistance, frequency, volume, battery condition and high voltage warnings.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
The powerful 25-watt transmitter is the go-to transmitter for cable fault locating, finding holidays on coated pipes, problematic deep-buried lines, and long-distance pipe and cable locating. The Loc3-25Tx is also well suited for applications for cathodic protected longline pipelines and gas distribution in city areas needing a low-frequency high output transmitter.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
Loc3-150Tx 150 Watt
The Loc-150Tx, 150-Watt DM Transmitter is used primarily with the Defect Mapper (DM) Receiver, however it is also useful for those needing a low frequency, high output transmitter.
Typically, the Loc-150Tx, transmitter (DM transmitter) is used to apply a signal current to the anode bed. The pipeline returns the signal via coating faults back to the transmitter. The Loc-150Tx transmitter is designed to be powered from CP (Cathodic Protection) stations, AC or external batteries, eliminating the need for internal batteries. This transmitter has a direct connection mode to apply the locate frequency onto the conductor. There is no clamp or induction mode.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
FLS-2 50 Watt
Rack Mount Transmitter
Fiber optic cables are a critical part of modern life. From the vast amount of data that they carry (supporting Global Business) to the individual internet users and, more importantly, emergency services, the FLS system is at the heart of damage prevention for fiber optic cables.CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
TecSolutions Consultants is a valued supplier to the utility locating and leak detection industry in the Southwest.
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Products Available: Pipe & Cable Locators, Leak Detection, Ground Penetrating Radar GPR, Drain & Sewer Line Jetting, Inspection Cameras, Sonde, Conduit Rodders, and Utility Management Marking Equipment.