The latest range of Cable Avoidance Tool (CAT) and Signal Generator (Genny), pioneered by Radiodetection. C.A.T4® and Genny4® products provide a comprehensive range of Cable Avoidance Tools helping professionals to drive best locating practice, to reduce the number of cable strikes, and to dig more safely.
C.A.T4 Avoidance Mode lets the operator check an intended excavation area for Power, Radio and Genny4 signals, and pinpoint located utilities, in a single scan. The bargraph ‘tidemark’ enables the user to quickly spot and zero-in on a buried conductor. C.A.T4’s Dynamic Overload Protection feature automatically filters out high levels of interference, allowing operators to continue working even in electrically noisy areas such as substations and under high-voltage cables – and requires no input from the operator.
As a safety critical tool, C.A.T4 and Genny4 offer a number of features designed to support safe working and help to drive utility strike rates down. StrikeAlert warns the operator of shallow buried utilities, while the SWING warning alerts of incorrect usage patterns, encouraging corrective action. eC.A.T4® and gC.A.T4TM models feature on-board data acquisition, logging key locate parameters every second to aid in identifying training needs.
The gC.A.T4 range incorporates an internal GPS/GNSS receiver which adds positional data to log records showing not only how the operator was working, but also where the C.A.T was being used.
All C.A.T4 units are equipped with Radiodetection’s proprietary eCert® technology, which provides a comprehensive assessment of the unit’s hardware and software using an internet connection to Radiodetection, and can be used to extend the validity of the C.A.T4’scalibration certificate on-demand.