vLocPro2 (VLP2) Receiver - Metal Pipe and Cable locator

Overview

The vLocPro2 (VLP2) utility locator receiver was designed to meet the tough requirements of the modern world. With more and more utilities being buried each day and also abandoned each day, it truly is a jungle beneath the ground. Today’s locator must not only trace the path of a buried utility, it must assure the user that the locate is beyond the shadow accurate. The vLocPro2 (VLP2) is the tool that will give you the same results time after time with speed and, accuracy which leaves you confident in the decision to put the paint mark on the ground. The vLocPro2 (VLP2) series locator is the locator of choice for the contract locating professionals.

The vLocPro2 (VLP2) utility locator receiver has more than seventy active frequencies from 98Hz to 200kHz as well as several passive modes such as broad and narrow band power and VLF radio and SD (signal direction). Once the target line is located use the compass feature to quickly trace the line by following the compass line.

Features

  • Ergonomic lightweight design at only 4.6lb/2kg
  • Rechargeable or alkaline batteries
  • Lightweight rugged ABS & carbon fiber construction
  • Link a range of GPS devices to the receiver via Bluetooth
  • SD (Signal Direction) positive line identification mode for congested areas

Accessories

GPS Receiver The Garmin GLO™ brings you the best of both worlds by combining GPS/GLONASS receivers with Bluetooth® technology so you can enjoy precise position information on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. The Garmin GLO™ can receive position information from both the GPS and GLONASS satellite constellations, allowing it to connect to up to 24 more satellites than devices that rely on GPS alone. This allows GLO™ to lock on to satellites approximately 20 percent faster and remain connected even at high speed. What’s more, GLO™ updates its position information at 10 times per second — that’s up to 10 times more often than the GPS receivers in many mobile devices. Using Bluetooth technology, GLO™ wirelessly pairs to your mobile device. Just set GLO™ within range of your mobile device, and in moments you’ll be receiving GLO™’s position data. It has up to 12 hours of battery life to keep your position on long trips, and charging GLO™ between uses is easy with the included USB cable or optional 12/24-volt cigarette lighter adapter. The optional friction mount keeps the receiver safe on your dashboard and in full view of satellites. A custom holder is available for the GLO™ receiver. The custom holder mounts easily to the vLoc2 series receiver and provides easy access to the GLO™ receiver. Dimensions: W x H x D: .70? x 1.65? x 3.04? (1.78 x 4.19 x 7.72 cm) Weight: 2.12 oz (60.1 g) Receiver Technology: GPS+GLONASS Update Rate: 10 Hz Accuracy: 3 meters Battery Capacity: 1100mAh Battery Life: 12 hours
Bluetooth Modules As an optional extra the vLoc3-Pro and vLocML3 receivers can be fitted with a Bluetooth communications accessory. This allows communication with external devices such as GPS and or Dataloggers. The Bluetooth option can be retrofitted and can be ordered at a later date if preferred.
Sondes Sondes are small self-contained battery powered transmitters. Sondes are propelled through non-metallic pipes and ducts and can be located on the surface by a sonde locator or buried utility locator with a sonde mode. Sondes are also built into other products such as a sewer push camera, robotic crawler camera, or attached to a jetter hose. Sondes come in a variety of sizes which ties into how deep they can be located. Different frequencies are available which allow sondes to be located in metallic or non-metallic pipes and ducts. Range of sizes and frequencies for different applications End Caps compatible with popular duct rodders Useable with other manufacturers utility locators Long battery life
SD Upgrade The 5-Watt and 10-Watt transmitters from Vivax-Metrotech have a special “SD” (Signal Direction) frequency in them as a standard frequency. This feature is used to verify if the line being located is the target to which the transmitter has been connected. When a transmitter is connected to a target line, the signal travels along it and finds the easiest way to travel back, usually via the ground and ground stake. However, very often the signal will travel back along adjacent cables or pipes as these can offer an easier route. As a result, there can be multiple signals radiating from cables and pipes in the area making it difficult to identify the target line. These return signals are typically traveling in the opposite direction than the applied signal. The Signal Direction feature identifies which direction the signal is flowing and hence the target line. When using a receiver with the SD feature the LCD on the receiver will show a directional arrow. This arrow will point away from the location of the transmitter to show that you are on the correct cable. If the arrow on the receiver LCD is point towards the transmitter, this means that you are on a line that has bleed off returning back to the ground. Receiver SD Upgrades are available for the vLoc3-Pro, vLocPro2 and vLocML2+
VM-510FFL+ Fault Locator Finding the location of an underground cable fault just became easier with the VM-510FFL+ Standalone A-frame locator. Now locating a suspect cable and finding the fault can be done with the VM-510FFL+ and a compatible transmitter. There is no longer a need for a separate utility locator with cables connecting to it. After connecting a compatible transmitter to the line and placing it in a Fault-Find mode, use the simple to operate four button controls of the VM-510FFL+ to locate and stay on the cable path while pinpointing the sheath or ground fault. The robust design includes a high contrast LCD with automatic backlight and weatherproof speaker for both visual and audio indicators. The lightweight carbon fiber material is suited for continuous usage on long cable runs to locate the line and pinpoint the faults. Depth of cover reading to cable Lightweight 4.2lbs/1.89kg design Fully automatic operation Audible Left/Right cable path locate function Detect up to 2 Mohm ground faults Discriminates between light and heavy faults Simultaneously locate both cable and fault Forward/Back directional arrows point to the fault
vLoc2 Accessory A-Frame The vLoc2 Series Accessory A-Frame accessory is used to detect ground faults on pipes and cables. In the case of pipes, the faults consist of coating defects. In the case of cables, faults are usually caused by insulation damage allowing the metallic sheath (or internal conductor) to become in contact with the ground. It is intended to be used with the vLoc2 range of locators and will require a fault find signal applied to the faulty conductor from a Vivax-Metrotech compatible transmitter with fault finding mode. Carbon fiber reinforced glass fiber construction Plug-in-Play powered by receiver Forward/backward arrows point to fault
Remote Identification Antenna The Remote Antenna can be used to help identify a particular cable on a cable tray, where cables are bunched together, or in close proximity making it impossible to use a conventional locator. The flat surface of the remote antenna makes it useful for locating utilities behind walls. The remote antenna works in the frequency range of 512Hz to 200kHz.
Vehicle Charging Lead The 12V vehicle charging lead will charge a locator’s Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack from an automotive cigarette lighter socket. This 12ft/4m lead makes it easy to stay charged up while on the go.

GPS Receiver The Garmin GLO™ brings you the best of both worlds by combining GPS/GLONASS receivers with Bluetooth® technology so you can enjoy precise position information on your iPad, iPhone or Android device. The Garmin GLO™ can receive position information from both the GPS and GLONASS satellite constellations, allowing it to connect to up to 24 more satellites than devices that rely on GPS alone. This allows GLO™ to lock on to satellites approximately 20 percent faster and remain connected even at high speed. What’s more, GLO™ updates its position information at 10 times per second — that’s up to 10 times more often than the GPS receivers in many mobile devices. Using Bluetooth technology, GLO™ wirelessly pairs to your mobile device. Just set GLO™ within range of your mobile device, and in moments you’ll be receiving GLO™’s position data. It has up to 12 hours of battery life to keep your position on long trips, and charging GLO™ between uses is easy with the included USB cable or optional 12/24-volt cigarette lighter adapter. The optional friction mount keeps the receiver safe on your dashboard and in full view of satellites. A custom holder is available for the GLO™ receiver. The custom holder mounts easily to the vLoc2 series receiver and provides easy access to the GLO™ receiver. Dimensions: W x H x D: .70? x 1.65? x 3.04? (1.78 x 4.19 x 7.72 cm) Weight: 2.12 oz (60.1 g) Receiver Technology: GPS+GLONASS Update Rate: 10 Hz Accuracy: 3 meters Battery Capacity: 1100mAh Battery Life: 12 hours
Bluetooth Modules As an optional extra the vLoc3-Pro and vLocML3 receivers can be fitted with a Bluetooth communications accessory. This allows communication with external devices such as GPS and or Dataloggers. The Bluetooth option can be retrofitted and can be ordered at a later date if preferred.
Sondes Sondes are small self-contained battery powered transmitters. Sondes are propelled through non-metallic pipes and ducts and can be located on the surface by a sonde locator or buried utility locator with a sonde mode. Sondes are also built into other products such as a sewer push camera, robotic crawler camera, or attached to a jetter hose. Sondes come in a variety of sizes which ties into how deep they can be located. Different frequencies are available which allow sondes to be located in metallic or non-metallic pipes and ducts. Range of sizes and frequencies for different applications End Caps compatible with popular duct rodders Useable with other manufacturers utility locators Long battery life
SD Upgrade The 5-Watt and 10-Watt transmitters from Vivax-Metrotech have a special “SD” (Signal Direction) frequency in them as a standard frequency. This feature is used to verify if the line being located is the target to which the transmitter has been connected. When a transmitter is connected to a target line, the signal travels along it and finds the easiest way to travel back, usually via the ground and ground stake. However, very often the signal will travel back along adjacent cables or pipes as these can offer an easier route. As a result, there can be multiple signals radiating from cables and pipes in the area making it difficult to identify the target line. These return signals are typically traveling in the opposite direction than the applied signal. The Signal Direction feature identifies which direction the signal is flowing and hence the target line. When using a receiver with the SD feature the LCD on the receiver will show a directional arrow. This arrow will point away from the location of the transmitter to show that you are on the correct cable. If the arrow on the receiver LCD is point towards the transmitter, this means that you are on a line that has bleed off returning back to the ground. Receiver SD Upgrades are available for the vLoc3-Pro, vLocPro2 and vLocML2+
VM-510FFL+ Fault Locator Finding the location of an underground cable fault just became easier with the VM-510FFL+ Standalone A-frame locator. Now locating a suspect cable and finding the fault can be done with the VM-510FFL+ and a compatible transmitter. There is no longer a need for a separate utility locator with cables connecting to it. After connecting a compatible transmitter to the line and placing it in a Fault-Find mode, use the simple to operate four button controls of the VM-510FFL+ to locate and stay on the cable path while pinpointing the sheath or ground fault. The robust design includes a high contrast LCD with automatic backlight and weatherproof speaker for both visual and audio indicators. The lightweight carbon fiber material is suited for continuous usage on long cable runs to locate the line and pinpoint the faults. Depth of cover reading to cable Lightweight 4.2lbs/1.89kg design Fully automatic operation Audible Left/Right cable path locate function Detect up to 2 Mohm ground faults Discriminates between light and heavy faults Simultaneously locate both cable and fault Forward/Back directional arrows point to the fault
vLoc2 Accessory A-Frame The vLoc2 Series Accessory A-Frame accessory is used to detect ground faults on pipes and cables. In the case of pipes, the faults consist of coating defects. In the case of cables, faults are usually caused by insulation damage allowing the metallic sheath (or internal conductor) to become in contact with the ground. It is intended to be used with the vLoc2 range of locators and will require a fault find signal applied to the faulty conductor from a Vivax-Metrotech compatible transmitter with fault finding mode. Carbon fiber reinforced glass fiber construction Plug-in-Play powered by receiver Forward/backward arrows point to fault
Remote Identification Antenna The Remote Antenna can be used to help identify a particular cable on a cable tray, where cables are bunched together, or in close proximity making it impossible to use a conventional locator. The flat surface of the remote antenna makes it useful for locating utilities behind walls. The remote antenna works in the frequency range of 512Hz to 200kHz.
Vehicle Charging Lead The 12V vehicle charging lead will charge a locator’s Li-Ion rechargeable battery pack from an automotive cigarette lighter socket. This 12ft/4m lead makes it easy to stay charged up while on the go.

Downloads

   Brochure Size Download
vLoc Series 2 Brochure VXMT Eng V1.6 5.78 MB
   Data Sheet Size Download
vLocPro2 Rx Data Sheet VXMT Eng V1.7 266.87 KB Locked
vLocPro2 vLocML2+ User Handbook VXMT Eng V1.9 10.20 MB Locked
   User Manual Size Download
vLocPro2 vLocML2+ User Handbook VXMT Eng V1.9 10.20 MB Locked

Application

MyLocator2 App

Keep the operating system of the vLoc2 series receivers and vLoc series transmitters up to date with the free MyLocator2 Desktop App. The MyLocator2 management tool allows the user to configure the features in the locator, download data collected from locating, set alarms useable while locating, and check and update the locator’s firmware.

VMMAP App

When used with the vLoc series receivers, the VMMap Utility Mapping app records data from the field which is instantly available online or can be shared by using the email function in the app to send .kml or .csv files.

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