• Cable Locators

Cable Locators


Leica Digicat 750i SMARTREADY locators delivers a true digital platform with GPS technology, data logging and Bluetooth® connectivity that will document the where, when and how it has been used.

Locating and recording the position of buried utilities before excavation work can help prevent operator injury, asset damage risks or any subsequent costs. The pioneering Leica Digicat 750i SMARTREADY cable locators deliver extra visibility of cable locating activities and provides users with evidence of compliance to industry best practice.

SMARTREADY Improved mobile flexibility

The Digicat 750i SMARTREADY is the first locator to communicate seamlessly through Bluetooth® with Apple and Android mobile devices. 
Improved mobile flexibility allows the Digicat SMARTREADY locator to working with 94% of mobile devices, reducing restriction of use and strengthened fleet utilisation.

Unmatched ease-of-use

With Automatic Pinpointing there is no need for you to manually adjust the sensitivity of your Digicat cable locator, ensuring you’re using the optimum sensitivity for the environment you are detecting underground utilities in. Reducing the likelihood of human error and ultimately saving you time and money.

Increased confidence and extra visibility of locating results

The Leica Digicat 750i SMARTREADY cable locators record and store how, when and where your cable locator has been used. The data collected can be easily transferred via Bluetooth® to your PC, Apple and Android mobile devices, using Leica’s LOGiCAT VU software. Once transferred the GPS data can be conveniently analysed in Google Maps. It provides extra visibility of activities, making it easier for you to identify training needs and providing traceability of activities following a near miss or utility strike. Building increased confidence in cable locating activities.

Improved accuracy and application scope

To achieve improved accuracy and applications scope use the Digicat cable locators in conjunction with a Digitex 100t or 300t signal transmitter and/or the Digisystem accessories. 
Estimating the depth of the underground infrastructure improves utility locating accuracy and data range. To get a depth estimation you can use a Digicat 750i cable locator and a Digitex 100t or 300t signal transmitter.

Digicat 750i SMARTREADY cable locator – with depth - GPS technology, data logging, Bluetooth®, mobile software, hazard zone alert, signal service indicator, built-in self-test and service due indicator.

 


 

The Leica Digicat 600i Series cable locators feature fully integrated data logging capabilities with Bluetooth delivering the Where and How.

Avoiding underground cables is a major concern on construction sites and identifying the position of these buried utilities before excavation work can help prevent operator injury, asset damage risks or any subsequent costs. The Leica Digicat 600i Series cable locators record the cable locating activities, making it easier for you to identify training needs of operators and provides users with evidence of compliance to industry best practice.

Unmatched ease-of-use

With Automatic Pinpointing there is no need for you to manually adjust the sensitivity of your Digicat cable locator ensuring you’re using the optimum sensitivity for the environment you are detecting the underground utilities in. Reducing the likelihood of human error and ultimately saving you time and money.

Better informed about your site environment

The Leica Digicat 600i Series cable locators record and store how and when your cable locator has been used. The data collected can then be easily transferred via Bluetooth® to your PC, Android mobile phone or tablet, using Leica’s LOGiCAT software. It provides you with visibility of locating activities enabling identification of training needs and providing traceability of locating activities following a near miss or utility strike.

Improved accuracy and application scope

To achieve improved accuracy and application scope use the DIGICAT cable locators in conjunction with a Digitex 100t or 300t signal transmitter and/or the Digisystem accessories.

Estimating the depth of the underground infrastructure improves cable locating accuracy and data range. To get a depth estimation you can use a Digicat 650i cable locator and a Digitex 100t or 300t signal transmitter.

  • Digicat 650i cable locator – with depth - data logging, Bluetooth®, hazard zone alert, signal service indicator, built-in self-test and service due indicator.
  • Digicat 600i cable locator – without depth - data logging, Bluetooth®, hazard zone alert, signal service indicator, built-in self-test and service due indicator.

 


 

The leica Digicat 500i Series cable locators feature advanced Automatic Controls making the Digicat easy-to-use, requiring minimal user experience.

Avoiding underground cables and pipes is a major concern on construction sites. Therefore detecting the position of buried cables and pipes before excavation work can help prevent operator injury, asset damage risks and any subsequent costs. The robust Leica Digicat 500i Series cable locators are engineered for ease-of-use, enabling users to simply press the trigger and start locating.

Unmatched ease-of-use

With Automatic Pinpointing there is no need for you to manually adjust the sensitivity of your Digicat cable locator ensuring you’re using the optimum sensitivity for the environment you are detecting the underground utilities in. Reducing the likelihood of human error and enabling easier and more efficient cable and pipe locating. Ultimately saving you time and money.

Improved accuracy and application scope

The Leica Digicat 500i Series cable locators help you perform a wide range of cable and pipe avoidance or detection applications and should be used in conjunction with a Digitex 100t or 300t signal transmitter and/or the Digisystem accessories, for improved accuracy and range of applications.

Estimating the depth of the underground infrastructure on your construction site improves utility locating accuracy and data range. Depth estimation can be obtained by using a Digicat 550i cable locator and a Digitex 100t or 300t signal transmitter.

Leica Digicat 500i Series cable locators

There are two intelligent cable locators in this range that come with a wide range or beneficial features:

  • Leica Digicat 550i cable locator – with depth estimation - hazard zone alert, signal service indicator, built-in self-test and service due indicator. 
  • Leica Digicat 500i cable locator – without depth estimation - hazard zone alert, signal service indicator, built-in self-test and service due indicator.

Specifications:

Features Digicat 500i
(Art. No. 50 Hz 780225/ 60 Hz 780226)
Digicat 550i
(Art. No. 50 Hz 780231/ 60 Hz 780232)
Digicat 600i
(Art. No. 50 Hz 795939/ 60 Hz 795940)
Digicat 650i
(Art. No. 50 Hz 795941/ 60 Hz 795944)
Digicat 700i
(Art. No. 50 Hz 821246/ 60 Hz 821247)
Digicat 750i
(Art. No. 50 Hz 821248/ 60 Hz 821251)
Frequency / Mode Power mode 50 Hz or 60 Hz, Radio mode 15 kHz to 60 kHz, Transmitter mode 8 kHz and 33 kHz, Auto mode = Power + Radio mode
Depth detection (typical) Power to 3m, Radio to 2m, Transmitter mode dependant on signal transmitter or sonde
Protection Conforms to IP54
Batteries 6 x AA alkaline (IEC LR6), supplied
Battery life 40 hours intermittent use (at 20°C)
Weight 2.7kg including batteries
Depth estimation Not available 10% of depth in line or sonde
(0.3 to 3m depth range)
Not available 10% of depth in line or sonde
(0.3 to 3m depth range)
Not available 10% of depth in line or sonde
(0.3 to 3m depth range)
Bluetooth® Not available Not available Enabled Enabled Enabled Enabled
Compatibility Not available Not available CSV file compatibility program
Memory size Not available Not available 32MB memory 32MB memory 64MB memory 64MB memory
GIS mapping capability     X X X X
Integrated GPS technology         X X
GPS type*         Chipset: u-blox®GPS, Technical Data; Type: L1 frequency, C/A code
GPS accuracy**         2.5 m CEP, SBAS 2.0 m CEP
GPS start time         Cold 34 s typical, Warm 34 s typical, Hot 1 s typical

* All catalog/information according to Manufacturer u-blox®GPS; Leica Geosystems does not assume any liability whatsoever for such information

** Accuracy is dependent upon various factors including atmospheric conditions, multipath, obstructions, signal geometry and number of tracked satellites