The easiest, quickest and most accurate way to locate the position of a sonde is found in the vLoc3-Cam Sonde Locator. The bright full-color intuitive graphical display guides the user to the sonde using directional arrows. When directly on top of the sonde a large sonde icon appears confirming the sonde location and it’s depth reading is confirmed.
The vLoc3-Cam includes multiple sonde frequencies making it compatible with the major push cameras and crawler cameras on the market. The Pushrod Trace mode shows a second display geared for tracing the path of the pushrod deployed in the pipe or tracing pipes with an optional portable transmitter.
The vLoc3-Cam comes with two Passive locate modes of Power and Radio which will detect the presence of live power lines, CATV, telephone and some metallic pipes which radiate 50Hz from nearby or overhead power lines. For active locating, with the use of a portable transmitter, the vLoc3-Cam comes with a choice of 33kHz or 83kHz frequency for tracing the pushrod. These frequencies are also ideal for water and gas utilities which generally are larger pipes with bell housings and gaskets, as well as locating small diameter drop wires and inducing signals through the soil, onto services when direct connecting is not an option.