This CAT and Genny range represents the latest evolution of the highly popular Cable Avoidance Tools, as pioneered by Radiodetection, enabling operators to work more efficiently, more safely and to manage their CAT and Genny fleet more effectively.
Detect more, detect faster
The new CAT4 digital platform delivers highly refined locate capabilities, specifically designed to help the operator find more buried utilities. The CAT4 Avoidance Mode lets the operator check an intended excavation area for Power, Radio and Genny signals, and pinpoint located utilities in a single scan. Features such as the bargraph ‘tidemark’ enable an operator to quickly spot a peak response and zero-in on a buried conductor.
The new Genny4, with a new integrated logic design, provides a class-first simultaneous dual-frequency signal output design. Alongside the familiar 33kHz locate signal for general purpose locates, the Genny4 transmits a second frequency designed to facilitate location of small diameter cables such as telecoms and street lighting, including spurs. For tricky locates, the new power boost function enables the locate signal to travel further and deeper, and couple onto utilities more easily.
Dig more safely
Radiodetection’s proprietary StrikeAlert™ has been improved to reduce the number of shallow cable strikes. The CAT4 guides users towards better and safer working practices through its optional SWING™ Rate detector and Service Due date warning.
Optional data acquisition capabilities allow Plant Supervisors to administer their fleet more safely and effectively by providing comprehensive logs of CAT4 usage for analysis and personnel development.
CAT4 is a safety-critical precision instrument and the optional 30-day countdown to the Service Due date, CALSafe™ and innovative eCert™ on-line system calibration validation capabilities are designed to reinforce company and recommended service policies.
Minimise the risk of hitting a shallow cable with the optional StrikeAlert™ which has been enhanced and optimised to reduce the instances of false warnings.
eCAT4™ series products can store over a year’s worth of the key measurements and modes of operation. CAT Manager™ can be used to export log files to enable detailed data usage analysis offering multiple benefits such as identifying training and development needs, and providing independent historical records of the instrument’s use. Backed-up data on a PC gives virtually unlimited record keeping for the life of the product.
Dynamic Overload Protection
Radiodetection’s unique digital signal processing capabilities equips the CAT4 with the ability to reject electrical interference. Dynamic Overload Protection gives CAT4 series products the ability to continue operating in electrically challenging areas, such as near substations and under power cables, where other locators’ detection circuitry may be overloaded and no longer function.
Sweep an area of Power, Radio and Genny signals simultaneously, saving time. CAT4 lets operators control the sensitivity of each mode/signal, enabling buried utilities to be pinpointed in a single pass, while Real Sound provides audio feedback derived directly from the utility located, easing identification to maximise speed whilst maintaining safety.
eCert provides a fast and thorough test of key circuitry elements within CAT4, and validates their performance against the original factory calibration over the internet.
eCert™, activated through the CAT Manager software, provides a fast, thorough and convenient test of the key locating circuitry within CAT4, and validates its performance against the original factory calibration. Following an eCert test pass, a Radiodetection Calibration Certificate for that CAT4 can be printed or saved.
What‘s more, CAT Manager can reproduce the original factory calibration certificate, or any eCert certificates that it has produced, on demand.
Radiodetection CATs are designed to respond exceptionally fast to even the smallest detectable underground signals. Radiodetection‘s research into underground signal detection has shown that the ability of an operator to identify these buried utilities is directly affected by careless working practices such as excessive or rapid swinging.
To further reduce utility strike risks, eCAT4 units are equipped with sensors to detect such incorrect usage and warn the operator with an alert that is also stored in the data log.
Service Due indicator and CALSafe™
Minimise the risk of having to delay a survey because a CAT4’s calibration has expired. eCAT4 series products provide a 30 days countdown warning to the expiry of the calibration certificate. The optional CALSafe can be set to prevent the unit from operating outside the calibration period, ensuring compliance with company policies – and the interval required between services can be customised within a 1 year period using the CAT Manager software.
High Visibility Display with Backlight
The CAT4’s high visibility display helps to minimise the possibility of misreading critical information from the unit. The high contrast and automatic backlight illumination provide optimum visibility in all light conditions.
CAT Manager™ Software
CAT4 locators are supported with the dedicated CAT Manager software package. This Windows® PC program allows plant, fleet and site managers to minimise down time by performing software upgrades, sending a service request or reproducing calibration certificates. To match individual preferences or intended use, CAT Manager can disable or enable CAT4 features such as depth estimation and warnings. User-editable fields enable plant/fleet codes and other details to be stored on the unit, simplifying records and traceability.
GENNY4 SIGNAL BOOST (10/GENNY4EN) INFORMATION:
Includes direct connection leads and earth stake.
The Genny4 offers, alongside its standard power mode, a Signal Boost feature which increases the output signal by up to 10 times allowing you to locate over extra distance and depth. Additionally, the simultaneous Small Diameter Locate frequency design aids detection of smaller cables including spurs.
Includes direct connection leads and earth stake.
In an ever more regulated industry, the next generation of Cable Avoidance Tools, CAT4 and Genny4, build on over 30 years of cable avoidance expertise to enable operators to find more buried utilities, faster.
Two innovative tools, engineered to deliver a step change in capabilities with minimal change in work practices or training requirements.
Detect more, detect faster!
The CAT4 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.
The Genny4 provides a class-first simultaneous dual-frequency signal output. Alongside the familiar 33kHz signal for general purpose locates, the Genny4 transmits a specialised Small Diameter Locate frequency which facilitates location of utilities such as telecoms and street lighting, including spurs. For difficult locates, the Signal Boost function enables the Genny4 signals to travel further and deeper, and couple onto utilities more easily. CAT4’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.
Dig more safely!
As a safety critical tool, CAT4 and Genny4 offer a number of features designed to support safe working and help to drive utility strike rates down.
eCAT4 series units feature on-board data acquisition to aid in identifying training needs, while the SWING warning alerts the operator to incorrect usage patterns, encouraging corrective action. All CAT4 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,1 and can be used to extend the validity of the CAT4’s calibration certificate on-demand.
Straightforward operation and introduction
CAT4 and Genny4 retain the familiar CAT operating interface first introduced by Radiodetection in the mid-1980s and have been designed for full reverse-compatibility. For example, all Genny3 accessories are compatible with Genny4. Radiodetection offers comprehensive training options for operators, managers and trainers to promote best working practises and supports management of those responsible for Cable Avoidance. Contact your local office or representative for more details.