vScan

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

    The vScan utility avoidance tool has been designed to make buried utility detection a simple and cost effective process. You don’t need to be an electronics expert to get the most out of the vScan. Main features and operational controls are in keeping with industry standards so minimal training is required. Worksite friendly controls combined with the latest electronic hardware and software, make the vScan the premier utility avoidance tool available. A large dot matrix display gives the vScan the ability to display signals in a clear, unique way. ABS mouldings and rubber protection buffers, ensure the vScan continues to give reliable service even in the harshest of conditions.         Together with the dual frequency transmitter, data logging, optional metal manhole cover detector, GPS, and Bluetooth, the vScan is available in various models to suit all applications.

 

         When operating outside user guidelines, various alarms can be triggered to encourage correct usage.  A built in calibration check routine ensures cost of ownership is kept to a minimum while maintaining safety standards.

 
Features

vScan Receiver Standard Features:

  • Large, high resolution, high contrast dot matrix display: makes signal interpretation simple and intuitive.

  • Auto backlight: for use after dusk.

  • Compass line direction indicator: ensures correct alignment over utility.

  • Visual, audible and vibration alerts: alerts can be set for: shallow cable, overload, excessive swinging and overhead cables.

  • Focused 32 or 131kHz active locate signals: less confusing than dual signal locate.

  • Passive signals: power, radio and also as a free option, cathodic protection (CP) 100Hz.

  • Depth measurement: configurable on/off.

  • Current measurement: helps positively identify the targeted line.

  • Simple two button operation: on/off and information (such as depth and current).

  • Large toggle operated mode switch.

  • Large rotary sensitivity control.

  • Volume protection: is a feature to prevent unexpectedly loud output. (meeting health and safety requirements.)

  • Variable volume settings.

  • Movable speaker: allows the user to place the speaker against the ear while holding the receiver at arm's length.

  • Robust ABS casing with rubber protection bumpers for all site condition use.

  • Weather sealed to IP54.

  • 2GB auto data logging: helps identify usage and training needs.

  • Areas and points of interest logging: helps filter relevant data for reports.

  • Reliable and quick, USB download interface.

  • MyvScan: software management tool for configuring the locator and downloading data to create reports etc.

 

  • AA battery pack holds six AA alkaline batteries.

  • Carry bag: spacious canvas carry bag holds the receiver, transmitter and all optional extras and accessories.

  • Accessories

 

Induction Clamp is used to apply the transmitter signal to a pipe or cable when it is not possible or convenient to use the direct connection leads.

 

2'' (50mm) diameter clamp

VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf

 

 

 

The plastic non-conductive extension rods have both male and female threads at opposite ends to screw together and extend the length. With the signal clamp attached to the extension rod it can now be safely used on overhead lines and lines in trenches or manholes.

VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf

 

 

 

Sondes are battery powered transmitters used to trace the path of both non-metallic and metallic pipes and ducts. A receiver in sonde mode tuned to the same frequency can locate the position and depth of to the sonde.

 

•   Dimension: 0.7in (18mm) x 2.48in (63mm) long

•   Frequency: 33 kHz

•   Range: 15ft (4.5m)

•   Battery: 2 x button cell batteries

•   End cap: eyelet, 10mm studded

Note that sondes are only compatible with receivers that have matching sonde frequencies.

vLoc-9800 receiver is compatible with 9 kHz and 83 kHz Sondes.

vLocCam2 and VM-540 receiver is compatible with 512Hz, 640Hz and 33 kHz Sondes.

vScan receiver is compatible with 33 kHz Sondes.

VM-810 receiver is compatible with 83 kHz Sondes.

VM-850 receiver is compatible with 9 kHz Sondes.

The Spar unit works only with sondes under 10kHz.

 

Sonde Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.3(Publish) 20150615.pdf
Sonde User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140725.pdf

 

 

 

 

The live Cable Connector is usable on live cables up to 480 V ac 60/50Hz. The Live Cable Connector operates on frequencies of 8kHz, 33kHz and SIS.  Note that the Live Cable Connector should only be used by approved operatives adhering to company regulations and work practices while using appropriate safety equipment and clothing. 

Live Cable Connector Data Sheet VXMT Eng V1.0(Publish) 20150313.pdf

 

 

 

 

A desktop software utility used to configure a Vivax-Metrotech vScan avoidance tool/locator and to manage the transfer and analysis of data logged by the vScan. Download for FREE from: www.vivax-metrotech.com. Your vScan comes configured and ready to use as an avoidance tool – or – pipe and cable locator. For day to day avoidance or locating you don’t need to use MyvScan.


MyvScan enables personalization of the vScan and is use to manage the data logged.

MyvScan_Setup_3.03.zip

 

 

 

 

Direct Connection Leads are used to apply the transmitters signal onto the targeted pipe or cable. The leads consist of a plug, which plugs into the transmitter and a red "hot" lead and a black "ground" lead. Direct connection leads are fitted with various size and types of insulated clips for different applications.

 

Standard Clip version is suitable for day-to-day normal usage.

 

Heavy Duty Clip version is more suited for the gas and water industries where the size of the targeted lines are larger and connections will be made to bell housings, fire hydrants and transformer boxes. The more aggressive teeth of the heavy duty clip also make it easier to connect to objects that are painted such as hydrants.

 

Telco Clip version is suitable for telephone cable where the user cannot access the sheath of the cable. The "bed of nails" part of this clip can be clamped onto a cable breaking the insulation allowing contact with the sheath.

Ground Extension Spool is used to extend the ground connection to a suitable grounding position. Extending the ground allows the user to move the ground lead to various positions to help the transmitters signal to travel further. By extending the length of the ground lead the user can use locate tactics as performing a double ended connection.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Used to extend the ground connection to a suitable grounding position. Extending the ground allows the user to move the ground lead to various positions to help the transmitters signal to travel further. By extending the length of the ground lead the user can use locate tractics as performing a double ended connection.

 

 

 

 

Optional Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack. Battery is removable for charging.

 

 

 

 

Optional Lithium-ion rechargeable battery pack and charger. Charging is done with the battery inside the receiver.

 

 

 

 

Induction Clamp is used to apply the transmitter signal to a pipe or cable when it is not possible or convenient to use the direct connection leads.

 

4'' (100mm)diameter clamp


VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf

 

 

 

 

Induction Clamp is used to apply the transmitter signal to a pipe or cable when it is not possible or convenient to use the direct connection leads.

 

5'' (125mm)diameter clamp

VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf

 

 

 

 

Induction Clamp is used to apply the transmitter signal to a pipe or cable when it is not possible or convenient to use the direct connection leads.

 

18'' Flexible clamp

 

VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf