Tracking Systems: Walkover locators and wireline systems

September 2010 Vol. 65 No. 9
Ditch Witch's 980 walkover locator.

Tracking Systems: Walkover locators and wireline systems.

Walkover Locators

Digital Control Inc.
The new DigiTrak F2 uses 3-dimensional field view directional locating system with a single button user interface and graphically driven menu. It operates at depths up to 85 feet with 0.1 percent sensitive pitch. An active display enables DCI’s exclusive look-ahead capability with target-in-the-box locating for Intuitive transmitter tracking. Includes basic locating capabilities of directional tracking and depth plus advanced features of Off-Trak locating and Target Steering to easily and accurately navigate the drill even when obstacles prevent tracking over the drill head. An enhanced Target Steering function on the menu allows the operator to place the receiver in front of the drill head, along the bore path, using a target on the remote display to steer.
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The operator can view in real-time the distance and depth of the transmitter relative to the receiver. A real-time, bird’s-eye view provides operators with critical on-the-fly steering ability. A 4-channel radio enables multiple F2 locators to be in the same vicinity and work up to distances of 1,800 feet plus, making it suitable for maxi rigs. The system includes a handheld receiver, transmitter, remote display, battery charger, and rechargeable 12-hour lithium-ion batteries to power the receiver and remote display.
800.288.3610, www.digitrak.com

Ditch Witch
Ditch Witch announces the release of a new and improved system for locating ground-faults in direct-buried, unshielded power and communications cables. With the new Ditch Witch 980 fault system, industry contractors can locate faults—even those under snow or frozen ground—with unprecedented ease and accuracy. Minimal training is required to master operation of the 980 fault system, and its simplicity is complemented by an affordable price tag. The 980 fault system replaces (but is compatible with) the FT14/AF2 fault-locating system previously marketed by the company. 800.645.6481, www.ditchwitch.com