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STANLAY STLOC10 GPS Pathfinder Pipe & Cable Locator

Cable Route Tracer

The latest Pathfinder Pipe Cable locator based on SAF technology is designed to provide the operators a cable route tracer that can be utilized for cable & pipe locating in the most congested utility environment for long distance tracing of pipe or cables.

The high-power precision cable pipe locating system is ideally suited for tracing of metallic pipes installed at high depth in oil-gas deployments and HDD installations of telecom fiber optical cable & power cables. The Pathfinder system 10-watt transmitter (nominal) provides up to 12 watts of output power for high depth cable pipe surveys up to 10.6 meters.

With the new large LCD display that provides the operator compass based orientation with respect to buried cable being traced will allow any operator at any level of experience to trace a specific buried cable at walking speed.

The Pathfinder is a multi-frequency cable pipe route locator that provides the operators the option to add or delete over 36 frequency options based on field requirements ranging from 512Hz to 476.2kHz, to allow the operator to choose low to high frequency most ideal for that specific utility locating environment.

Pathfinder is offered in two model options:

- without built in GPS and datalogging
- cable route locating receiver with GPS & datalogging built in.

Pathfinder GPS based cable route locator provides the capability to perform survey grade cable pipe route plotting gps points of route surveyed along with other key information.

The Pathfinder, irrespective of model option chosen, provides other advanced features necessary for route tracing such as

Compass Mode
Left Right Arrow function
Live Depth and Current measurements
Operating frequency.

Contact Stanlay for more information.

Product Specification

Pathfinder STLOC10 Precision Pipe Cable Locating Receiver, Technical Specifications:



Available Operating Frequencies

Upto 36 User configurable frequencies: 200 Hz, 256 Hz, 273 Hz, 400 Hz, 512 Hz, 560 Hz, 570 Hz, 577 Hz, 640 Hz, 760 Hz, 797 Hz, 815 Hz, 870 Hz, 920 Hz, 940 Hz, 1.01 kHz, 1.02 kHz, 1.1 kHz, 1.45 kHz, 4 kHz, 8.192 kHz, 8.4 kHz, 8.9 kHz, 9.2 kHz, 32.768 kHz, 65.53 kHz, 82.70 kHz, 83.00 kHz, 93 kHz, 116 kHz, 117.850 kHz, 131 kHz, 145 kHz, 200 kHz, 262 kHz, 476.2 kHz

Passive Modes

50Hz & 60Hz Live Sound; Radio Frequency & Rectified CP

Antenna Mode

Simultaneous peak/null (dual horizontal antennas & vertical antenna), pin-point peak (dual horizontal ectional guidance, peak (single horizontal antenna) & null (single vertical antenna)

Display Indicators

Backlit segmented LCD bar graph, battery condition, continuous mode signal strength, depth measurement, line orientation, left /right line guidance, operating mode, volume level & function indicators

Navigation features

Left Right Arrow, Compass Mode for Orientation, for cable Route & Identification

Push Button Selection

6 Buttons for Power, Frequency, Mode selection, Shift/Log/Depth/P-Link, Gain or Up & Down. Shift button allows for selection of "Optional *" functions   such as Remote transmitter control connectivity, GPS On/Off

Audio Indication

Variable pitch & LiveSound 4 volume selections including mute

Additional guidance indication

Vibrating handle

Current Measurement

Display indicates relative current


Large LCD Display, Backlit, (4” Diagonal, 2.5” x 3.1”)

Power Source

Lithium-Ion Rechargeable battery

Battery Life

Continuous: 30 hours; Intermittent: 82 hours

Signal Strength

LCD bar graph, absolute signal strength 0-999

Gain Control

Manual gain adjustment & automatic centering

Dynamic Range

126 dB

Depth Measurement

DIGITAL: 3-digit LCD readout .02m-10.6m | Optional: 20m MANUAL: 45° triangulation method


Metric / Imperial, based on user selection

Live Measurement

Depth & Current, simultaneous at user option

Operating Temperature

-20º C to +55º C


77cm x 24cm


1.9 kg ± 0.1 kg



Optional features*:



>=10000 datalogs (2GB SD Card) or higher


Breadcrumb data captured automatically every 7 seconds. Additionally, Specific locations can be logged based on user selection.


2GB Or higher SD Card, Mini USB Port

Wireless Communication


Optional feature**

Pathlink: enables the user to remotely control the transmitter using the receiver.
The frequency and power output of the transmitted signal can be controlled up to 800 meters.

*&** selection of optional features will result in model change.

STLOC10 Transmitter Technical Specifications:

Model Options


Max Output power




Active line frequencies

Up to 36 User configurable frequencies: 200 Hz, 256 Hz, 273 Hz, 400 Hz, 512 Hz, 560 Hz, 570 Hz, 577 Hz, 640 Hz, 760 Hz, 797 Hz, 815 Hz, 870 Hz, 920 Hz, 940 Hz, 1.01 kHz, 1.02 kHz, 1.1 kHz, 1.45 kHz, 4 kHz, 8.192 kHz, 8.4 kHz, 8.9 kHz, 9.2 kHz, 32.768 kHz, 65.53 kHz, 82.70 kHz, 83.00 kHz, 93 kHz, 116 kHz, 117.850 kHz, 131 kHz, 145 kHz, 200 kHz,262 kHz, 476.2 kHz

3 Dual frequencies: 815Hz/33kHz, 815Hz /82kHz, 8Hz/82kHz

Load matching

Automatic 5 to 25000 ohms




AC load assistance measurement, relative ohms, voltage, live voltage output, current output, power level, frequency, mode, battery indication alert, low battery indicator audio/visual with
modulated low battery warning transmitted to the receiver

Output power setting

10 power settings Low & Medium Frequency Range: 0.2 to 12 Watt
(<8kHz); 10 Watt (8 to 44kHz)

High Power Output Mode

Yes, Voltage Boost upto 130 Volts

DFF mode

Yes, DFF Mode can be used for sheath fault locating if earth return probe (A frame is purchased separately)

Power source

Rechargeable Li-ion Batteries, 10.8V battery charge included

Operating time

Continuous: 8 ~20 hours depending on load, frequency, power setting.
Intermittent: 40 ~60 hours




41 cm x 16 cm x 15 cm

Operating Temperature

-20°C to 55°C

Environmental rating



  • Multi-frequency locator that provides the operators the option to add or delete over 100 frequency options based on field requirements ranging from 512Hz to 200kHz, to allow the operator choose low to high frequency most ideal for that specific utility locating environment.
  • Remote Link (Optional): The Operator can control the transmitter from the receiver itself allowing fast tracing with a one-man operation from up to 300 meters or beyond.
  • Long LCD backlit display to allow the operator follow the locator guidance for quick locates.
  • Realtime live depth & current measurement.
  • Auto impedance matching.
  • Multiple modes for Locating.
    - Compass mode for orientation
    - Left right arrow for guidance
    - Active transmitter mode with multiple frequency option for both direct connection & inductive locate
    - Passive RF Mode
    - Current measurement
Frequently Asked Questions (16 answered questions)
Yes, it provides 36 freqeuncy options, user configurable, which can be selected based on operating environment, for performing route tracing in STLOC10-GPS only.

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Yes, STLOC10GPS captures GPS data during route tracing in two ways, automatic continuous acqusition or additionally operator can log specific points. both can be plotted on google in STLOC10-GPS only.

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Yes, We can log any point/utility manually in STLOC10-GPS only.

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Yes, We can get depth of utility Automatically and Manually in STLOC10-GPS only.

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Yes, in power mode in STLOC10-GPS only.

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12 Watt Max output power.

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STLOC10 have 36 Frequencies that are user configurable.

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Upto 10.6m with Transmitter. Optionally avalable in higher depth configurations.

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Any metallic utilities such as Cable, Pipeline & Armoured OFC with minimum length of 20m.

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Yes, It can detect armoured OFC.

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It can Detect Sheath Fault with the additional "A frame" alongwith the instrument.

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Primary bettery supply provided is Rechargeable Li-ion batteries.

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Continuous: 8-20 hours depending on load, frequency, Power setting. Intermittent 40-60 hours.

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Yes, It has Left Right Arrow mode alongwith the Compass.

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Yes, it has automatic depth function.

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It is IP65. i.e. Dust Proof, water proof & impact proof.

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