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MXL4 Pipe & Cable Locator

MXL4 Pipe and Cable Locator

The MXL4 Precision Pipe & Cable Locator is a high performance multi-frequency cable locating equipment for locating buried cables or pipes.

·       The C.SCOPE MXL4 Multi frequency pipe & cable locator will determine the exact position of Buried metallic pipes and cables including electricity cables / power cables, signaling cables etc.

·       In addition is used for long distance tracing and utility identification of telecom OFC cables, oil & gas pipes.

·       The MXL4 cable & pipe detector can be used to detect buried utility services immediately prior to any form of excavation work taking place.

When used in conjunction with the MXT4 transmitter, the equipment becomes a versatile pipe & cable route locating system for route tracing of underground utility services.

Multiple Frequency Options: of 512Hz, 640Hz, 8kHz, 33kHz, 131kHz, Dual Combined frequency "CF" 33+131Khz” will allow the operator select the frequency suitable for that particular scenario and therefore is the tool for complex buried cable pipe locating jobs including locating the smaller dia buried cables such as telecom & sheathed fiber optical & lighting spurs.

The MXL4 pipe and cable locating equipment is provided as a GPS enable pipe cable locator in the model option of the MXL4DBG option with in-built Data Logging, Bluetooth™ connectivity and GPS logging.

Operating Modes: The MXL4 has 4 modes of operation P: Power, R: Radio, G: Generator A: All Scan Mode for locating buried metallic cables and pipes.

The MXL4 also contain a Signal Current measurement mode to differentiate between the buried utility being route traced and other buried utility services in congested metro environments.

Eliminates Operator Error: The equipment range makes locating really simple and combined with unique features such as Automatic Daily Self-TestSwing warning etc., lets the operator work with confidence and are specifically designed to be used by operators in ALL site conditions and in all working environments to ensure position of buried pipes and cables is pinpointed before each and every excavation. 

C.Scope Cable locators are the most rugged equipment in the industry - water proof, dust proof, impact rated with IP65 Environmental rating ensuring a long product life. The equipment is fully digital and does not require Recalibration. 

The MXL4 Cable & Pipe Locating kit is a high performance equipment for telecom and oil/gas utility environments. Built to last.

Product Specification
Power Mode
Radio Mode
Generator/Transmitter Mode
131 kHz, 33+131kHz (CF), 33kHz, 8kHz, 512Hz, 640Hz
All Scan Mode
Depth Measurement
Signal Current Measurement
Overload Protection
Alarm Zone™
Peak Hold
Dynamic Swing Sensor
No Periodic Calibraon
Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST)
Data Logging (2GB Memory)
Data Transfer via USB Communication Port
Data Transfer via Bluetooth™  
GPS (Built In)  
Display (LCD)
Batteries, Operating Time 8 X AA (LR6), 40 Hours + Spare Battery Holder
IP65 Environmental Ranting
Size 720mm X 280mm X 65mm
Weight 2.65 Kg
Locate Accuracy Better than 10% of Depth
Depth Accuracy +-5% @ 1m
Depth Resolution 0.1m(0.4”)
Current Measurement 0.1mA to 100mA


Power 50-400Hz 5mA 3m
Radio 10kHz-30kHz 25μA 2m
Transmitter 33+131kHz(CF) 131kHz,33kHz,8kHz,512Hz,640Hz 5μA 5m
All Scan 50Hz-33kHz 100μA 3m
Sonde 33kHz,8kHz,640Hz,512Hz -- 9.9m (Max)


Power Mode : Identifies buried electricity cables by detecting the main frequency signal travelling along the cable itself, when current is being drawn 



Radio Mode : Detects re-radiated ‘radio’ type signals that are often present on metal pipes & cables.


Transmitter Mode : Simultaneous 33+131kHz signal detection for utility avoidance, 33kHz signal detection for all purpose tracing and utility avoidance, 131kHz for optimum detection of short length, small diameter or unearthed cables
8kHz signal detection for tracing over longer distances, Ultra low 512Hz signal detection for specialist tracing, Ultra low 640Hz signal detection for specialist tracing

All Scan Mode : Detects all frequencies of signal from the lowest of power signals right up to and including 33 kHz.  This mode can detect unusual signals appearing in the frequency gaps between conventional power, radio and generator modes and is invaluable as a ‘final check’ before excavation work begins

Depth Indication : When used with an MXT4 signal generator, the depth of buried pipes, cables and sondes can be indicated at the push of a button

LCD Displays Important Operating Parameters Such as :
* Signal strength.                                                      
* Confirmation of selected mode.
* Battery condition.
* Frequency (in T Mode)
* Depth (in T Mode & when selected).
* Signal Current (when selected)                            

SENSITIVITY CONTROL : to ensure very precise locating.

DETACHABLE LOUDSPEAKER : to allow operation of instrument in noisy environments.

AUTOMATIC DAILY SELF TEST  : self test is performed to checks teo internal ariels and all the operating mode are fit for usage


BUILT in DUAL BATTERY PACK : Battery Compartment Contains the USB Socket allowing the user to print out a system validation certificate when required.


DYNAMIC SWING SENSOR : The locator should held at 900 .It`s dynamic swing sensor alert you with a tone sound

 ALARM ZONETM : The XL4 Locator has a automatic depth measurement feature to alert the user to shallow pipes or cables in depth range upto 0.3m


PEAK HOLD : When locator reaches its peak position, a single 'Peak Hold' line to show on the bargraph for two second to reach you to correct position







DATA LOGGING: The MXL4 Pipe and Cable Locator have full data logging capability. This can be conveniently transferred at any time for analysis.



DATA LOG TRANSFER VIA USB: Data from the Data Logging versions of the MXL4 can be transferred at any time to a PC for analysis, all XL4 locating receiver have USB data connection socket.


DATA LOG TRANSFER VIA BLUETOOTHTM:The MXL4-DBG model has the additional features of Bluetooth to download data wirelessly onto C.Scope relay Smart Phone App installed on any android Smart Phone.


DATA LOG TRANSFER VIA GPS:In- built GPS models also allow  a record to be kept of exactly where the Cable Avoidance Tools have been used that can then be viewed in partnership with Google EarthTM or Google MapTM. Additionally, the Cable Avoidance Tool may be paired to third-party GPS survey equipment, via the locators in-built BluetoothTM facilitating ‘one-pass’ underground utility surveys to be undertaken.


The MXT4 offers three alternative ways to apply a Signal Generator signal:


DIRECT CONNECTIONallows specific pipes or cables to be individually traced, identified and their depths measured. The use of Signal Clamps, Signal Injectors and Direct Connection leads make this mode the most effective method for pinpointing pipes and cables.


INDUCTIVE SIGNAL CLAMP (OPTIONAL): If it is difficult or inconvenient to use Direct Connection, then the signal clamp can be utilized to successfully energize an armored optical fiber cable, street lighting cable etc.

INDUCTION: allows the Signal Generator to induce a detectable and traceable signal to previously unknown, undetected or inaccessible underground metal pipes or cables without any direct connection. This is also referred to as a Blind Search and significantly increases capability to locate or trace buried services.

POWER OUTPUT: The MXT4 has a four position power level adjustment output, so that the user can control how much power to use and when.

LOUDSPEAKER: The MXT4 has a clear audible signal output to indicate when it is in operation. There is also the facility to mute the audio if required.

PULSED OR CONTINUOUS SIGNAL OUTPUT: The MXT4 offer the choice of a Pulsed or Continuous signal output enabling operators to switch to the Pulsed Mode in high interference situations and keep on tracing.

LCD CLEAR DIGITAL DISPLAY: The MXT4 has a large, clear and easy-to-read backlit LCD mounted behind a tough protective polycarbonate lens. The display indicates clear information about the functions selected, the power level being used and battery condition.

ACCESSORY TRAY: The MXT4 Signal Generator has a large detachable accessory tray as its base. It can house all of the standard accessories (Direct Connection Leads, Earth Stake, Connection Magnets, 10m Auxiliary Earth Lead) and the Instruction Manual and also many of the optional extras such as Signal Clamps, Sondes and Signal Injectors

ROBUST & DURABLE CONSTRUCTION: The MXT4’s twin wall construction is robust and durable. It also provides IP65 standard protection against dust and water ingress. 

CALIBRATION: The MXT4 does not require periodic re-calibration, helping to significantly reduce running costs and downtime

DATA LOGGING: The MXT4 Signal Generator will automatically record and store how when and for how long the instrument has been operated, Twelve months of data can be stored before being overwritten. It is therefore possible to keep a full audit trail of the activity of the signal generator and its functionality. Data can be transferred to a PC using USB socket built in the signal generator.

AUTOMATIC DAILY SELF TEST (Available on MXT4): The signal generator will undertake automatic daily self test and prior first use of every single day of operation and will provide Pass / Fail Indication on the LCD display.






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