DXL4 CABLE AVOIDANCE TOOL - DXL4CAT-D
The C.Scope DXL4 is a dual-frequency (33+131kHz) Cable Avoidance Tool with Depth Measurement.
In-built Data Logging as standard. Bluetooth™ connectivity and GPS tracking options available.
Designed for use with an SGA4 or SGV4 Signal Generator.
Network Rail Approved.
The DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools from C.Scope represent a significant advance in cable detecting performance.
Two versions of the DXL4 are available; the DXL4-D which has full data logging capability, and the DXL4-DBG which has full data logging capability, Bluetooth™ connectivity and GPS.
Innovative new features have been introduced and the popular existing modes of detection have been enhanced to allow the DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool to successfully detect even the hardest to find pipes and cables. Particular attention has been paid to effect better working practices and to minimise the potential for human error to impact on operating performance.
IMPROVED PERFORMANCE ACROSS ALL FOUR DETECTION MODES
The DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool has improved performance across all modes of detection; Power, Radio, Generator and AllScan, whilst remaining easy to operate ensuring there is only a minimal need for training or retraining.
The DXL4 when used alongside an SGA4 or SGV4 Signal Generator will measure and indicate the depth of buried pipes, cables and sondes at the push of a button.
The simultaneous dual-frequency 33kHz and 131kHz signal output of the Signal Generators is ideal for maximising the number of buried services that can be energised and then detected, providing a significant improvement in the detection of the smaller diameter or poorly earthed cables.
Optimised Locator Sensitivity and Noise Rejection means that the DXL4 can deal with the highest levels of background interference found, allowing even the weakest of signals to be detected successfully.
INTELLIGENT NEW FEATURES:
AlarmZone™ alerts operators to the presence of particularly shallow pipes or cables with the exact trigger depth adjustable by the user to best suit local requirements.
DYNAMIC SWING SENSOR
The Dynamic SwingSensor which gently alerts the operator if the locator is being swung excessively, potentially compromising the accuracy of any locates.
PeakHold allows operators to quickly and confidently pinpoint the exact position of buried services
The DXL4-D and DXL4-DBG Cable Avoidance Tools have full data logging capability. A years worth of data can be stored, in normal usage, on both the Cable Avoidance Tool and the SGV4 Signal Generator.
DATA LOG TRANSFER via USB
This can be conveniently transferred at any time to supervisors for analysis via a USB cable to a PC (or wirelessly via Bluetooth™ from the DBG model only to a PC, tablet or smartphone).
C.SCOPE PC ‘TOOLKIT’ and ‘RELAY’ Smartphone App
The free-to-download C.Scope PC Toolkit and C.Scope Relay smartphone App analyses the stored data-logs into charts and graphs that illustrate all aspects of the use allowing training requirements to be quickly identified.
The DXL4-DBG with in-built GPS allows a record to be kept of exactly where the Locators have been used that can then be viewed in partnership with Google Earth™ or Google Maps™.
Twelve months of GPS data is stored, in normal usage. This can be conveniently transferred at any time via a USB cable to a PC or wirelessly via Bluetooth™ to a PC, tablet or smartphone to supervisors for analysis. The free-to-download C.Scope PC Toolkit and Relay smartphone App analyses the stored data.
Additionally, the Locators can be paired to third party GPS Survey equipment, via the Locators in-built Bluetooth™ facilitating ‘one pass’ underground utility surveys to be undertaken.
The DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools do not require periodic recalibration. A fully Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST) tests and confirms that they are functioning at their optimum level each day.
AUTOMATIC DAILY SELF TEST (ADST)
The DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools perform an Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST). The ADST checks the functionality of the locator including the receiving aerials each day when it is first switched on. The SGV4 Signal Generator also performs a comprehensive Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST).
At the start of each day of use, a positive Automatic Daily Self Test result gives confirmation to the operator that the kit is working at the optimum level.
The result of this test is recorded and stored on memory within the products in-built data files and can be downloaded onto a PC at any time within the following 12 months*.
PRODUCT VALIDATION CERTIFICATION
These test results can be used to produce a Product Validation Certificate using the C.Scope PC Toolkit. In addition, any results of the Self Test that have been carried out in the last twelve months* are available. The PC Toolkit can also be used to view and print a copy of the original factory Calibration Certificate.
C.Scope authorised Service Centres are also able to provide third-party Test and Calibration Certification should you require it to comply with client or internal requirements.
HIGH RESOLUTION BACKLIT DIGITAL DISPLAY
The DXL4 has a large, clear and easy to read backlit LCD mounted behind a protective polycarbonate lens. The display indicates detection mode, signal peak level, depth, signal strength and battery condition. It also displays the Automatic Daily Self Test results.
The speaker can be easily detached for use in noisy work environments.
ROBUST AND DURABLE CONSTRUCTION
The DXL4s twin wall construction is robust and durable. It also provides IP65 standard protection against dust and water ingress.
A complete covers off service & maintenance package is available for those customers who require it from C.Scope Authorised Service Centres.
THREE YEAR WARRANTY
The DXL4 comes with a three year Warranty (conditions apply).
- Power Mode
- Radio Mode
- Generator Mode:
33kHz signal detection for all purpose tracing and utility avoidance
+ 131kHz for optimum detection of short length, small diameter or unearthed cables.
- All Scan Mode
- Accurate Depth Indication
- Overload Protection
- Alarm ZoneTM
- Peak Hold
- Dynamic Swing Sensor
- Automatic Daily Self Test
- Data Logging of all Locator activity
- Data Transfer by USB. (BluetoothTM option)
- In-Built GPS position logging (option)
- Connectivity to Survey level GPS products (options)
- High Resolution Backlit Liquid Crystal Display
- No periodic Calibration required
- Product Validation Certificate available
- Network Rail Approved
The DXL4 depth measuring Cable Avoidance Tool is available in two model types:
- DXL4-D Cable Avoidance Tool
The C.Scope DXL4-D is a high performance digital simultaneous dual-frequency (33+131kHz) Cable Avoidance Tool with in-built Data Logging.
- DXL4-DBG Cable Avoidance Tool
The C.Scope DXL4-DBG is a high performance digital simultaneous dual-frequency (33+131kHz) Cable Avoidance Tool with in-built Data Logging, Bluetooth™ connectivity and GPS tracking.
Both these products are designed for use with an SGA4 or an SGV4 Signal Generator.
DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool
- On/Off Switch: Spring loaded trigger switch under handle
- Function Select Switch (FOUR position): P. Power Mode; R. Radio Mode; G. Generator Mode; A. AllScan Mode
- Sensitivity Control
- Depth Button. Push button for live display of depth
Removable and user replaceable loudspeaker module
Multi-segment Liquid Crystal Display indicating:
- Signal Strength
- Mode selected
- Battery Condition
- Self Test Indicator
- GPS signal detected (DXL4-DBG only)
- Bluetooth™ activated (DXL4-DBG only)
- Depth Measurement (in Generator Mode)
Internal capacity for storing over 12 months of data (in normal use) logged once per second. Data logged includes:
- Sensitivity Level
- Received Signal Level
- Self Test Result
- Swing Indicator
- GPS position (DXL4-DBG only)
Bluetooth v2.1 (for Android) and v4.0 (for Apple iOS)
Standard USB Mini B connector in battery compartment. USB 2.0 Compatible
Automatic Daily Self Test
Audio beep to indicate incorrect use of the Locator
Generator Mode Frequencies
Simultaneous 131,072Hz and 32,768Hz
Case moulded from high impact plastic. Designed to withstand 1m (3’3”) drop onto a hard surface
Weight (including batteries)
2.65kg (5 lb 13 oz)
720mm x 280mm x 65mm (28.3” x 11” x 2.5”)
- Locate Accuracy: better than 10% of depth
- Depth Accuracy: ±5% @ 1m (3’3”)
- Line Depth Measurement Range: 0.1m to 9.99m (4” to 32’)
- Line Depth Resolution: 0.01m (0.4”)
- Sonde Depth Measurement Range: 0.1m to 9.99m (4” to 32’) depending on Sonde type
- Sonde Depth Resolution: 0.01m (0.4”)
Internal 8 x ‘AA’ (LR6) cells (either alkaline non-rechargeable or NiMH rechargeable)
40 hours intermittent use at 20ºC (68ºF) using alkaline cells
Network Rail Approved
Performance figures stated can be affected by site parameters such as ground conditions, temperature, and strong electromagnetic fields. Specification may be subject to change. All C.Scope Locators are in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Council Directive 2014/30/EU (EMC). Compliance has been demonstrated by testing representative samples to the relevant harmonised standards. All C.Scope Locators comply with the essential requirements and other provisions of Council Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS).
|Generator / Transmitter Mode||•||•|
|Accurate Depth Indication||•||•|
|Signal Current Measurement||–||–|
|Dynamic Swing Sensor||•||•|
|Automatic Daily Self Test||•||•|
|Product Validation Certificate||•||•|
|Data Logging Rate – once per second||•||•|
|Data Transfer via USB||•||•|
|Data Transfer via Bluetooth™||–||•|
|External Survey Level GPS via Bluetooth™||–||•|
|In-Built GPS position logging||–||•|
|High Resolution Backlit Liquid Crystal Display||•||•|
|No Periodic Calibration*||•||•|
|Three Year Warranty**||•||•|
|Batteries*** 8 x AA (LR6) Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable||•||•|
@ 1m depth
|Traceable Rodder – Line||33kHz||–||3m|
|Traceable Rodder – Tip / Sonde||33kHz||–||4m|
|Line||0.2m – 3.0m|
|Sonde||0.25m – 9.9m|
|Depth Accuracy||+/- 5% of depth|
|Acquisition Time – Cold Start||30s|
|Acquisition Time – Hot Start||1s|
|No. of Channels||56|
|Supported Systems||GPS, SBAS, QZSS, Galileo, GLONASS|
|Version||v2.1 (for Android) and v4.0 (for Apple iOS)|
|Supported Systems||PC, Android and Apple iOS|
* No Periodic Calibration. The DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools do not require periodic recalibration. A Product Validation Certificate can be printed using the PC Toolkit. C.Scope authorised Service Centres are also able to provide third-party Test and Calibration Certification should you require it to comply with client or internal regulations.
** Three Year warranty. Conditions apply.
*** Batteries. The DXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools use 8 x AA LR6 Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable batteries sealed in a secure, fitted battery compartment. The battery pack will typically provide approximately 40 hours of service depending on use. The battery compartment also houses a spare battery holder