June 18, 2008
Radiodetection, the world leader in the design, manufacture and supply of underground pipe and cable locators launches the RD1000 ground penetrating radar (GPR) system.
The RD1000 is an exciting and powerful addition to the utility surveyor™s toolkit. Using radar technology, the RD1000 displays an image map of underground features. With the RD1000 the technician can see a pipe or cable in its topographical context making it ideal for locating and excavating utilities. The advantage over a traditional, electromagnetic locator is that the RD1000 can see non-conductive materials including plastic pipes.
Built from durable, weatherproof materials, the RD1000 offers users a comfortable and easy-to-steer product that can operate in almost any terrain. The RD1000 ships in a single container and weighs less than 23kgs (50lbs). The RD1000 can be assembled on site in less than two minutes and can be dismantled with ease for compact storage and safe transportation. The modular design makes the RD1000 easy to service and repair.
The RD1000 offers outstanding locate performance. The RD1000™s powerful DSP core displays the sub-surface map in real-time on a high- contrast LCD. RD1000 features integrated digital color and gain enhancements that let the operator maximize locate quality and performance. Advanced digital filtering helps the operator to eliminate unwanted signals and provide greater accuracy.
Operating the RD1000 is simple. The LCD features an integrated and intuitive keypad and menu system that offers the operator easy access to the advanced digital features offered by the RD1000™s DSP core.
Another easy-to-use feature is Locate Mode. Unique to the RD1000, Locate Mode, is activated simply by reversing the cart. Locate Mode provides an accurate snapshot of underground conditions, and uses a cursor to indicate the depth and location of a buried utility.