Radiodetection RD8100 PXL Precision Cable Locator - CANS LTD

Radiodetection RD8100 PXL Precision Cable Locator


Since Radiodetection launched their first commercial, twin antenna, cable and pipe locators over 40 years ago, they have pioneered many technologies that are used widely in the location industry today. Behind developments such as depth measurement, StrikeAlert and Current Direction is a drive to protect utilities from damage, making excavation easier and safer.

RD8100, is Radiodetections most advanced precision locator range built for performance, quality and durability. Containing a unique arrangement of 5 antennas, it allows you to choose the optimum level of precision for the job in hand. Integrated GPS and usage-logging options automatically generate data for customer reports, or in-house quality and safety audits to promote best working practices.


  • Automatic usage logging with GPS positioning
  • Combine accuracy with speed – Peak+ mode
  • Trace high impedance utilities with 4 kHz (supports CD)
  • Customise the locator to your network frequencies
  • Current Direction (CD)
  • Use Power Filters to pinpoint and discriminate between power cables
  • Quickly follow lines with Guidance Mode
  • Combine the RD8100 cable and pipe locator with an accessory A-frame to identify and pinpoint insulation sheath faults to within 4" (10cm).

Making complex locates simpler - With utility infrastructures becoming more complex, locate professionals require more powerful tools to simplify the task of distinguishing between and tracing different utilities. 

CD (Current Direction) - Identify your target amongst a number of parallel utilities by applying a specialised CD signal from the Tx-10 transmitter. CD arrows displayed on the locator confirm you are tracing your target.

Trace high-impedance utilities with 4 kHz - The 4 kHz locate frequency enables lines such as twisted pair telecoms or street lighting to be traced over longer distances. Since such utilities are often found in areas of dense infrastructure, you can combine 4 kHz with CD to improve trace accuracy. 

Use Power Filters to pinpoint and discriminate between power cables - When a signal transmitter can’t be connected, tracing individual power lines through dense networks can be a real challenge. Conflicting or powerful signals confuse or combine to create a wash of signal.

A single key press uses the harmonic properties of power signals to establish if a signal comes from one source, or from multiple cables which you can then trace and mark.

Quickly follow lines with Guidance Mode - Guidance Mode allows you to rapidly follow the path of a buried utility. Intuitive proportional arrows, a directional ‘needle’ and differentiated audio tones guide you along the target pipe or cable.

Speed combined with accuracy – Peak+ ModePeak+ mode - This allows you to add either Guidance or Null locating to the accuracy of Peak mode.

  • Adding Guidance gets you to the Peak position faster
  • Adding Null to Peak lets you check for the distortion caused by other  utilities, spurs or interference