VM-550/VM-560 Line Locator

The VM-550 pipe and cable locator is general purpose locators used to detect buried pipe and cable services in a variety of situations. The VM-550 has achieved a compact and lightweight design without compromising strength and performance. With a choice of passive power locating and active 8kHz and 83kHz frequencies the VM-550 is designed to meet the requirements of those wishing to detect the presence of active power cables and also wishing to trace short ranges. It is particularly useful in helping to detect and trace short distance drop wires.

                                                                                                                                                                                  

                                                                                                                         

          The VM-550 transmitter can supply a very useful 1 watt signal power. Signal application can be either direct connection or, if there is no access point, Induction. With the addition of the optional signal clamp the VM-550 transmitter can be applied to the target line no matter what the situation.

 

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

The NEW VM-550 Receiver features:

Dual Frequency Line Locator – 8kHz / 83kHz & 60Hz

   Power (50 or 60Hz), 8kHz, 83kHz

    Passive power and 2 active frequencies

Twin antenna peak response

High contrast responsive display

Simple, four button control pad

One touch gain control with manual increments.

One touch depth estimation. (Imperial or Metric)

Carbon fiber antenna tube

IP54 rating

Audio and visual indication

Just 2 x AA battery power

Continuous battery monitoring

                        

 

 

       

 

The NEW VM-550 Transmitter features:

  • 8.2kHz and 83kHz
  •    1 watt output power
  •   Two frequencies
  • High and low output settings
  • Induction and Direct connection modes (Automatically selected)
  • Range of signal clamp accessories
  • Low battery warning
  • Good connection indicationIP54 rating
  • Long life battery pack (4 x D cells)
  • Hook for hanging transmitter

      

 

VM-560 Line Locator

Dual Low & High Frequency Locator – 8kHz / 480kHz & 60Hz

  The VM-560 pipe and cable locator is a general purpose locators used to detect buried pipe and cable services in a variety of situations. The VM-560 has achieved a compact and lightweight design without compromising strength and performance. With a choice of passive power locating and active 8.19kHz and 480kHz frequencies the VM-560 is designed to meet the requirements of those wishing to detect the presence of active power cables and also wishing to trace short ranges. It is particularly useful in helping to detect and trace short distance drop wires. The VM-560 transmitter can supply a very useful 1 watt signal power. Signal application can be either direct connection or, if there is no access point, Induction. With the addition of the optional signal clamp the VM-560 transmitter can be applied to the target line no matter what the situation. The VM-560 is a high frequency option of the VM-550. Its high frequency mode of 480kHz very useful for tracing short drops that are not grounded. Additionally it will help in those difficult situations where buried cast iron pipes have corroded resulting in joints that are resistance. The high frequency VM-560 will jump these joints helping to energize greater lengths of pipe.

                                                                                                                                             

 

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

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.

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.