Utility Locators

all material locators

Locate PVC, non-ferrous metals, fiber optic cables and more with this unique UHRF solution

Magnetic Locators

Fully submersible ferrous metal locators

pipe & cable locators

Durable and intuitive tools to perform common utility-location tasks with ease

SubSurface Instruments All Material Locators, AML

ALL MATERIAL LOCATORS

Find buried PVC/PE pipes using GPS & advanced digital patented technology

  • Find any material (e.g. PVC pipe)

  • Advanced density fluctuation sensors

  • Ground laser pointers

  • GPS capabilities

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MAGNETIC LOCATORS

SubSurface Instruments ML-3 Magnetic Locator

Here's what Subsurface Instruments says about the ML-3:


"MAGNETIC LOCATOR OFFERS DURABLE ONE-HANDED OPERATION THAT'S 100% WATERPROOF.


The ML-3 is a much-anticipated and welcome addition to the ML family of magnetic locators from SSI. ML-3 magnetic locators represent the best in innovation at work for the water/sewer industry, surveying industry and military.


That's because the ML-3 reflects many of the items on our customers' technological wish lists. The ML-3 short is 40" to meet surveyors' personal preference, providing an ergonomic, lightweight, rugged, one-handed operation option to traditional magnetic locators. The ML-3 offers unparalleled durability, as all components are housed inside the aircraft-grade aluminum monotube units.


But don't let its looks fool you. The ML-3 is 100 percent waterproof, IP68 certified up to 250 feet - a first for the industry - so it can be used in difficult weather and submerged under water. Plus, its auto-zero feature allows the user to "cancel" ambient magnetics or magnetic gradient in the soil or water. And it's digitally tuned, so it offers unparalleled accuracy in detecting ferromagnetic objects.


Key Features

  • Low battery indication with flashing LCD

  • Varying pitch audio signal mode using a moving coil speaker for enhanced audio output

  • Waterproof sensor tube pressure tested to water depths of up to 250 feet

  • Easy-to-use, one-handed operation with four-button keypad: On/Off button: Turns unit on or off Zero button: Automatically calibrates unit to ambient magnetic conditions Gain Up button: Increases the locating sensitivity of the unit Gain Down button: Decreases the locating sensitivity of the unit

  • Includes soft case with carrying straps and inside pocket for batteries and manual; Optional aluminum hard case available

  • Rugged construction for field conditions

  • Detection of buried ferrous metal objects at depths up to 8 feet Hand gun: One to two feet 175mm projectile: Four to five feet Water standoff valve: Six to ten feet

  • Detection of ferrous metal objects and weapons on persons

  • Underwater search and detection of: Submerged vehicles UXOs and mines Salvageable wrecks Pipes and cables

  • Over 3500 ML-3 units in Afghanistan used for detection of improvised explosive devises (IEDs) and Unexploded Ordnances (UXOs)

  • Made in the USA - Built and serviced entirely in Wisconsin"

 

ALL MATERIAL LOCATORS

SubSurface Instruments AML Pro

Here's what Subsurface Instruments says about the AML Pro:


"FIND BURIED PVC/PE PIPES USING GPS & ADVANCED DIGITAL PATENTED TECHNOLOGY.


The All-New AML PRO™ is a scientific instrument that utilizes ultra-high radio frequencies to find differences in densities. This offers the best method for locating PVC & PE pipes and nearly any other object that has an edge.

  • New Microprocessor Intelligence

  • Patented Radio Wave Technology

  • Lightweight Construction (2.5 lbs.)

  • Noise Isolating Headphones

  • Rechargeable Lithium Battery

  • Customizable User Preferences

  • USB Powered Port

  • Durable ABS Housing

  • Backlit Display

  • GPS Plotting & Tracking

  • 32 Sensitivity Settings

  • Digital Leveling Meter

  • Digital Targeting Indicator

  • 3 Year Limited Warranty"

SubSurface Instruments AML +

Here's what Subsurface Instruments says about the AML +:


"FIND BURIED PVC/PE PIPES USING ADVANCED ULTRA HIGH RADIO FREQUENCY.


The All-New AML Plus™ is a scientific instrument that utilizes ultra-high radio frequencies to find differences in densities. This offers the best method for locating PVC & PE Pipes and nearly any other object that has an edge.

  • New Microprocessor Intelligence

  • Patented Radio Wave Technology

  • Lightweight Construction (2 lbs.)

  • High-Quality Headphones

  • Rechargeable Lithium Battery

  • Durable ABS Housing

  • 9 Sensitivity Settings

  • 3 Year Limited Warranty

  • USB Powered Port"

 

PIPE & CABLE LOCATORS

SubSurface Instruments PL-VF10R Pipe and Cable Locator

Here's what SubSurface Instruments says about the PL-VF10R:


"Pipe and Cable Locator with Variable Frequencies, Li-Ion Batteries and a 10W Maximum Power Output


Simple, accurate and affordable, the PL-VF10R Locating System will meet the demands of any locate task. This locator is designed for the locating professional, but it is simple enough to be used by anyone needing to locate. The PL-VF10R Locating System is adaptable; frequencies and operational modes may be added or deleted on demand to suit the user’s locating needs. Our innovative technology creates a remote link between the transmitter and receiver. Users can control the transmitter’s output power and frequency right from the hand-held receiver, eliminating the back and forth walking between devices. A large, high-contrast LCD offers clearly visible signal response in any lighting. Automatic depth, automatic current, and proximal directional arrows are readable in the brightest sunshine or back-lit for viewing in dimmer conditions. Whether the locate is measured in feet or miles, 5* or 10* watts of power and automatic impedance matching from 5 ohms to 25,000 ohms, ensures adequate signal. The PL-VF10R Locating System is a must have for anyone needing a simple and accurate locator.


Standard Frequencies: 512 Hz, 815 Hz, 8khz, 33kHz, 65kHz, 82kHz, 200kHz and 480kHz.


KEY FEATURES

  • Three button keypad simplifies the user interface

  • 8 Locating Modes: the multi-channel processor allows for simultaneous field detection from a multiple antenna array ensuring accuracy

  • Transmits 2 frequencies at the same time

  • Customizable frequencies and operational modes

  • Automatic Impedance Matching Technology: maximizes your transmission range while minimizing power consumption

  • Remotely controls your transmitter from the receiver to more than 400 meters (437 yards)

  • High-Contrast LCD Interface with Back light: guides the operator to the target location by providing all relevant data including continuous depth, current measurement, signal strength, and directional arrows

  • Constant Depth & Current Measurement: real time updates on line depth and signal condition

  • Convenient 6 lbs total weight with Li-Ion batteries

  • 1-4 year warranty. Warranty extends to 4 years when registered within 30 days of original purchase

  • Made in the USA"

SubSurface Instruments PL-VF10 Pipe & Cable Locator

Here's what SubSurface Instruments says about the PL-VF10:


"Pipe and Cable Locator with Variable Frequencies, Alkaline Batteries, and a 10W Maximum Power Output


Simple, accurate and affordable, the PL-VF10 Locating System will meet the demands of any locate task. This locator is designed for the locating professional, but it is simple enough to be used by anyone needing to locate.


The PL-VF10 Locating System is adaptable; frequencies and operational modes may be added or deleted on demand to suit the user’s locating needs.


Our innovative technology creates a remote link between the transmitter and receiver. Users can control the transmitter’s output power and frequency right from the hand-held receiver, eliminating the back and forth walking between devices.


A large, high-contrast LCD offers clearly visible signal response in any lighting. Automatic depth, automatic current, and proximal directional arrows are readable in the brightest sunshine or back-lit for viewing in dimmer conditions.


Whether the locate is measured in feet or miles, 5* or 10* watts of power and automatic impedance matching from 5 ohms to 25,000 ohms, ensures adequate signal. The PL-VF10 Locating System is a must have for anyone needing a simple and accurate locator.


Standard Frequencies: 512 Hz, 815 Hz, 8khz, 33kHz, 65kHz, 82kHz, 200kHz and 480kHz.


KEY FEATURES

  • Three button keypad simplifies the user interface

  • 8 Locating Modes: the multi-channel processor allows for simultaneous field detection from a multiple antenna array ensuring accuracy

  • Transmits 2 frequencies at the same time

  • Customizable frequencies and operational modes

  • Automatic Impedance Matching Technology: maximizes your transmission range while minimizing power consumption

  • Remotely controls your transmitter from the receiver to more than 400 meters (437 yards)

  • High-Contrast LCD Interface with Back light: guides the operator to the target location by providing all relevant data including continuous depth, current measurement, signal strength, and directional arrows

  • Constant Depth & Current Measurement: real time updates on line depth and signal condition

  • 1 year warranty. Warranty extends to 4 years when registered within 30 days of original purchase

  • Made in the USA"

SubSurface Instruments PL-VF3 Pipe & Cable Locator

Here's what SubSurface Instruments says about the PL-VF3:


"Equipped with a wide variety of locating modes and a 3W power output


Simple, accurate and affordable, the PL-VF3 Locating System will meet the demands of any locate task. This locator is designed for the locating professional, but it is simple enough to be used by anyone needing to locate.


The PL-VF3 Locating System is adaptable; frequencies and operational modes may be added or deleted on demand to suit the user’s locating needs.


Our innovative technology creates a remote link between the transmitter and receiver. Users can control the transmitter’s output power and frequency right from the hand-held receiver, eliminating the back and forth walking between devices.


A large, high-contrast LCD offers a clearly visible signal response in any lighting. Automatic depth, automatic current, and proximal directional arrows are readable in the brightest sunshine or back-lit for viewing in dimmer conditions.


Whether the locate is measured in feet or miles, 3 watts of power and automatic impedance matching from 5 ohms to 25,000 ohms, ensure adequate signal. The PL-VF3 Locating System is a must-have for anyone needing a simple and accurate locator.


Standard Frequencies: 512 Hz, 8khz, 33kHz, 82kHz and 200kHz.


KEY FEATURES

  • Three button keypad simplifies the user interface

  • 8 Locating Modes: the multi-channel processor allows for simultaneous field detection from a multiple antenna array ensuring accuracy

  • Transmits 2 frequencies at the same time

  • Customizable frequencies and operational modes

  • Automatic Impedance Matching Technology: maximizes your transmission range while minimizing power consumption

  • Remotely controls your transmitter from the receiver to more than 400 meters (437 yards)

  • High-Contrast LCD Interface with Backlight: guides the operator to the target location by providing all relevant data including continuous depth, current measurement, signal strength, and directional arrows

  • Constant Depth & Current Measurement: real-time updates online depth and signal condition

  • 1 year warranty. Warranty extends to 4 years when registered within 30 days of original purchase

  • Made in the USA"

SubSurface Instruments PL-TT Pipe & Cable Locator

Here's what SubSurface Instruments says about the PL-TT:


"The dependable, affordable and rugged solution for the locating professional


Built with advanced Technology at its core, the PL-TT offers SSI’s most sophisticated technology in an economical package. For quick simple locates, even in the most demanding of locating environments, users can depend on the PL-TT. Dependability is not only driven by the internal technology, but the PL-TT is built to last with a carbon fiber housing and sealed against weather.


The ruggedly designed and well-balanced receiver includes an LCD screen providing relative and actual signal strength, as well as a speaker for variable audio pitch. With two-line locate modes to choose from, a peaking signal response and left-right guidance, the instrument can be operated for quick and simple locating or it may be dialed in to minimize interference. Conductor depth can be estimated by both a push button digital depth & by triangulation.


PL-TT cable and pipe locator offers multiple active frequencies ranging from 512Hz to 131kHz and passive power frequencies. Its advanced technology ensures flexibility to match the needs of the most complicated locating environments. As standard the unit is equipped with 4 active frequencies; 815Hz, 8kHz, 33kHz & 82kHZ.


Transmitter functions include transmitter induction, coupler induction, and direct connection. Whether the locate is measured in feet or miles, with automatic impedance matching from 5 ohms to 25,000 ohms and 3 watts of output power, The PL-TT will meet the challenge.


SubSurface Instruments, Inc. locators are designed and manufactured to make utility locating as accurate as you need and as simple as you want.


KEY FEATURES

  • Simple and easy user interface with four buttons keypad panel and Digital display indicator

  • Housing  with Carbon Fiber finish

  • Customizable frequencies and operational modes

  • Transmits 2 frequencies at the same time

  • Battery Operated RX 6 “AA” alkaline batteries

  • Battery Operated TX 8 “C” alkaline batteries

  • PL-TT also functions as a Magnetic Locator

  • Made in the USA"

UTILITY LOCATING
INSTRUMENTS

  • Waterproof Magnetic Toners

  • Versatile Pipe & Cable Locators

  • Pipe Push Cameras

  • Bore Hole Gradiometers (BHG)

  • Leak Detectors for Water and Gas

  • Leak Correlators

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