About Pipe & Cable Locators

Schonstedt’s Pipe & Cable Locators (aka “utility locators” or “cable line detectors”) have been setting the standard for reliability and dependability in locating buried utilities: water pipes, sewer, cable, and gas lines—quickly and easily.

In standard applications, Pipe & Cable Locators utilize both a transmitter and a receiver. The transmitter induces an electric current that circulates through an object creating a magnetic field, which is then detected by the receiver.

Learn more about the Difference Between Pipe & Cable Locators and Magnetic Locators.

Schonstedt offers several models of pipe and cable locators:


The Rex Locator

Rex is Schonstedt’s Multi-Frequency Pipe & Cable Locator that comes with a powerful 5W Transmitter. The sleek design of the transmitter is less than 2” thick and weighs less than 3 lbs. At slightly over 7 lbs., the entire system fits easily into a custom shoulder bag.

Price. MSRP for Rex $2,902. Click here for Rex details and to buy online.

 


u-LOCATE Locator

u-LOCATE is an avoidance tool that allows you to quickly and accurately locate underground utilities, helping prevent costly damages, utility strikes, and service outages. Offered in two models, the u-LOCATE comes with 82 kHz active frequency, depth, and passive power locating capabilities; the u-LOCATE+ comes with 33 kHz and 82 kHz, depth, sonde mode, and passive power locating capabilities.

Price. MSRP for u-LOCATE is $1,150. MSRP for u-LOCATE+ is $1,650. Click here for u-LOCATE details and to buy online.
 


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The XT512 Sonde & Camera Locator:

The XT-512 combines portability with low frequency sonde and passive power locating. With the XT-512, you can locate and determine the depth of your sewer/pipe inspection camera, or a small sonde, such as the TM50910 from Schonstedt. The XT-512 is useful in locating blockages and obstructions in non-metallic pipe.

Price. MSRP for the XT-512 is $1,295. Click here for XT512 details and to buy online.

 
 

Compare our Pipe & Cable Locators


Pipe & Cable Locator
Comparison Chart
Rex
Rex
u-LOCATE+
u-LOCATE+
u-LOCATE
u-LOCATE
xt512-xtpc
XT-512

Frequencies:

512 Hz

yes

33 kHz

 yesyes 

82 kHz

yesyesyes 

Sonde Mode:

512 Hz

yesyesyes

Passive modes:

50 or 60 Hz

yesyesyesyes

Passive Cathodic

optopt

Batteries:

Receiver

9V6 x AA6 x AA9V

Transmitter

Recharge4 x D4 x D N/A

Other Features:

Manual Depth

yesyesyesyes

Signal Strength

yesyesyesyes

Directional Arrows

yesyesyes yes

Good Circuit

yesyesyes 

Transmitter Power

Auto/ManualManualManual 

Clamp

optoptopt 

Inductive

yesyesyes 

Auto & Manual Gain

yesyesyesyes
Rexu-LOCATE+u-LOCATEXT-512