- Features & Specification
CScope MXL4-D Precision Locator
Designed for use with the CScope MXT4 transmitter
Hitting and damaging buried services when excavating is costly and potentially very dangerous. The C.Scope Cable Avoidance Tool is the ideal ‘pick-up-and-go tool to locate buried pipes and cables, quickly and reliably, time after time.
Two versions of the MXL4 are available; the MXL4-D which has full data logging capability and the MXL4-DBG which has full data logging capability, Bluetooth™ connectivity and GPS. Both models employ multi frequency output.
Innovative new features have been introduced and the popular existing modes of detection have been enhanced to allow the MXL4 Cable Avoidance Tool to successfully detect even the hardest to find pipes and cables. Particular attention has been paid to effect better working practices and to minimise the potential for human error to impact on operating performance.
The MXL4 Precision Locator represents a significant advance in cable detecting and tracing capabilities.
Two versions of the MXL4 are available; the MXL4-D which has full data logging capability, and the MXL4-DBG which has full data logging capability, Bluetooth™ connectivity and GPS.
Innovative new features have been introduced enabling the MXL4 Locator and MXT4 Transmitter to provide high-end precision performance and a far more flexible approach to pipe and cable location.
- Power Mode
- Radio Mode
- 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
- Accurate Depth Indication
- Signal Current Measurement
- Overload Protection
- Alarm ZoneTM
- Peak Hold
- Dynamic Swing Sensor
- Automatic Daily Self Test
- Data Logging of all Locator activity
- Data Transfer by USB
- High resolution Liquid Crystal Display
- No periodic Calibration required
- Product Validation Certificate available
The MXL4 is able to quickly and accurately detect, pinpoint, trace and identify the widest range of pipes and cables.
Optimised Locator Sensitivity and Noise Rejection means that the MXL4 can deal with the highest levels of background interference found, allowing even the weakest of signals to be detected successfully.
The MXT4 Transmitter now has a greater range of transmitting frequencies allowing improved long distance tracing and utility identification, even on the most congested of sites. A range of frequencies from 512/640Hz up to 131kHz and including the simultaneous dual-frequency 33kHz and 131kHz signal output is ideal for maximising the number of buried services that can be energised and then detected. The MXL4 can apply these frequency signals without direct connection to buried services, using either a Signal Clamp or the simple induction method from ground level, providing a significant improvement in the detection of the smaller diameter or poorly earthed cables.
The MXL4 when used alongside an MXT4 Transmitter will measure and indicate the depth of buried pipes, cables and sondes at the push of a button.
SIGNAL CURRENT MEASUREMENT
The MXL4 can monitor the true strength of the MXT4 Transmitter signal applied to a buried service irrespective of its depth. This is ideal for identifying the layout of a pipe or cable network.
INTELLIGENT NEW FEATURES:
AlarmZone™ alerts operators to the presence of particularly shallow pipes or cables with the exact trigger depth adjustable by the user to best suit local requirements.
DYNAMIC SWING SENSOR
The Dynamic SwingSensor which gently alerts the operator if the locator is being swung excessively, potentially compromising the accuracy of any locates.
PeakHold allows operators to quickly and confidently pinpoint the exact position of buried services
The MXL4-D and MXL4-DBG Locators have full data logging capability. A years worth of data can be stored, in normal usage, on both the Locator and the MXT4 Transmitter.
DATA LOG TRANSFER via USB
This can be conveniently transferred at any time to supervisors for analysis via a USB cable to a PC (or wirelessly via Bluetooth™ from the DBG model only to a PC, tablet or smartphone).
C.SCOPE PC ‘TOOLKIT’ and ‘RELAY’ Smartphone App
The free-to-download C.Scope PC Toolkit and C.Scope Relay smartphone App analyses the stored data-logs into charts and graphs that illustrate all aspects of the use allowing training requirements to be quickly identified.
The MXL4-DBG with in-built GPS allows a record to be kept of exactly where the Locators have been used that can then be viewed in partnership with Google Earth™ or Google Maps™.
Twelve months of GPS data is stored, in normal usage. This can be conveniently transferred at any time via a USB cable to a PC or wirelessly via Bluetooth™ to a PC, tablet or smartphone to supervisors for analysis. The free-to-download C.Scope PC Toolkit and Relay smartphone App analyses the stored data.
Additionally, the Locators can be paired to third party GPS Survey equipment, via the Locators in-built Bluetooth™ facilitating ‘one pass’ underground utility surveys to be undertaken.
The MXL4 Cable Avoidance Tools do not require periodic recalibration. A fully Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST) tests and confirms that they are functioning at their optimum level each day.
AUTOMATIC DAILY SELF TEST (ADST)
The MXL4 Locators perform an Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST). The ADST checks the functionality of the locator including the receiving aerials each day when it is first switched on. The MXT4 Transmitter also performs a comprehensive Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST)
At the start of each day of use, a positive Automatic Daily Self Test result gives confirmation to the operator that the kit is working at the optimum level.
The result of this test is recorded and stored on memory within the products in-built data files and can be downloaded onto a PC at any time within the following 12 months*.
PRODUCT VALIDATION CERTIFICATION
These test results can be used to produce a Product Validation Certificate using the C.Scope PC Toolkit. In addition, any results of the Self Test that have been carried out in the last twelve months* are available. The PC Toolkit can also be used to view and print a copy of the original factory Calibration Certificate.
C.Scope authorised Service Centres are also able to provide third-party Test and Calibration Certification should you require it to comply with client or internal requirements.
HIGH RESOLUTION BACKLIT DIGITAL DISPLAY
The MXL4 has a large, clear and easy to read backlit LCD mounted behind a protective polycarbonate lens. The display indicates detection mode, signal peak level, depth, signal strength and battery condition. It also displays the Automatic Daily Self Test results.
The speaker can be easily detached for use in noisy work environments.
ROBUST AND DURABLE CONSTRUCTION
The MXL4s twin wall construction is robust and durable. It also provides IP65 standard protection against dust and water ingress.
A complete covers off service & maintenance package is available for those customers who require it from C.Scope Authorised Service Centres.
THREE YEAR WARRANTY
The MXL4 comes with a three year Warranty (conditions apply).
Which CScope Cable Avoidance Tool is Right for You?
|Generator / Transmitter Mode||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|All Scan Mode||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Accurate Depth Identification||–||–||–||•||•||•||•|
|Signal Current Measurement||–||–||–||–||–||•||•|
|Dynamic Swing Sensor||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Automatic Daily Self Test||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Product Validation Certificate||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Data Logging Rate – once per second||–||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Data Transfer via USB||–||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Data Transfer via BluetoothTM||–||–||•||–||•||–||•|
|External Survey Level GPS via BluetoothTM||–||–||•||–||•||–||•|
|In-Built GPS position logging||–||–||•||–||•||–||•|
|High Resolution Backlit Liquid Crystal Display||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|No Periodic Calibration1||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Three Year Warranty2||•||•||•||•||•||•||•|
|Batteries3 8 x AA (LR6)
Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable
- No Periodic Calibration. The XL4 Locators do not require periodic recalibration. A Product Validation Certificate can be printed using the PC Toolkit.
C.Scope authorised Service Centres are also able to provide third-party Test and Calibration Certification should you require it to comply with client or internal regulations.
- Three Year warranty. Conditions apply.
- Batteries. The XL4 Locators use 8 x AA LR6 Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable batteries sealed in a secure, fitted battery compartment.
The battery pack will typically provide approximately 40 hours of service depending on use. The battery compartment also houses a spare battery holder.
CSCOPE DXL4-D Cable Avaoidance Tool, details as the DXL4-DBG without Bluetooth and GPS functions.
CSCOPE SGA4 and SGV4 Signal Generators, for use with the CSCOPE DXL4 range of Cable Avaoidance Tools.
Spares and Accessories:
- YIRC-33-8 Signal Clamp 33kHz, 8kHz
- YIRIP-33-8 Signal Injector UK Version 33kHz, 8kHz
- YIRIP-33-E Signal Injector European Version 33kHz, 8kHz
- YCB/CS Professional Carry Bag
- YCB/L Large Carry Bag
- B4026A Direct Connection Leads for use with SGA3
- B4028A Diect Connection Leads for use with SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- H2466 Connection Magnet for use with SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- B4022A Auxillary 10M Earth Lead for use with SGA3
- B4020A Auxillary 10M Earth Lead for use with SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- H2338 Earth Stake for use with SGA3, SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- B1093E XL3/SG3 Operating Instruction Manuals for use with CXL3, DXL3 and SGA3
- B1094E XL4/SG4 Operating Instruction Manuals for use CXL4, DXL4, MXL4, SGA4, SGV4 and MXT4
- B1080 Accessories operating Instruction Manuals for use with all accessories
The MXL4 Multi Frequency Locator is available in two model types:
- MXL4-D Precision Locator
The C.Scope MXL4-D is a high performance digital multi-frequency Precision Pipe & Cable Locator with in-built Data Logging.
- MXL4-DBG Precision Locator
The C.Scope MXL4-DBG is a high performance digital multi-frequency Precision Pipe & Cable Locator with in-built Data Logging, Bluetooth™ connectivity and GPS tracking.
Both these products are designed for use with an MXT4 Multi Frequency Transmitter.
MXL4 Precision Locator
- On/Off Switch: Spring loaded trigger switch under handle
- Function Select Switch (FOUR position): P. Power Mode; R. Radio Mode; T. Transmitter Mode; A. AllScan Mode
- Sensitivity Control
- Depth Measurement Button. Push button for live display of depth
- Current Measurement Button. Pushbutton for live display of Transmitter current
- Frequency Select Button. Pushbutton for Transmitter Mode frequency selection
Removable and user replaceable loudspeaker module
Multi-segment Liquid Crystal Display indicating:
- Signal Strength
- Mode selected
- Battery Condition
- Self Test Indicator
- In Transmitter Mode, Frequency selected; Depth Measurement; Signal Current Measurement
- GPS signal detected (MXL4-DBG only)
- Bluetooth™ activated (MXL4-DBG only)
Internal capacity for storing over 12months of data (in normal use) logged once per second. Data logged includes:
- Mode Sensitivity Level
- Received Signal Level
- Frequency Depth
- Signal Current Measurement
- Self Test Result
- Swing Indicator
- GPS position (MXL4-DBG only)
Standard USB Mini B connector in battery compartment. USB 2.0 Compatible
Automatic Daily Self Test
Audio beep to indicate incorrect use of the Locator
Transmitter Mode Frequencies
Simultaneous 131,072Hz and 32,768Hz; 131,072Hz, 32,768Hz; 8,192Hz; 640 and 512Hz
Case moulded from high impact plastic. Designed to withstand 1m (3’3”) drop onto a hard surface
Weight (including batteries)
2.65kg (5lb 13oz)
720mm x 280mm x 65mm (28.3” x 11” x 2.5”)
- Locate Accuracy: better than 10% of depth
- Depth Accuracy: ±5% @ 1m (3’3”)
- Line Depth Measurement Range: 0.1m to 9.99m (4” to 32’)
- Line Depth Resolution: 0.1m (0.4”)
- Sonde Depth Measurement Range: 0.1m to 9.99m (4” to 32’) depending on Sonde type
- Sonde Depth Resolution: 0.1m (0.4”)
- Current Measurement: 0.01mA to 100mA
Internal 8 x ‘AA’ (LR6) cells (either alkaline non-rechargeable or NiMH rechargeable)
40 hours intermittent use at 20ºC (68ºF) using alkaline cells
Performance figures stated can be affected by site parameters such as ground conditions, temperature, and strong electromagnetic fields. Specification may be subject to change. All C.Scope Locators are in compliance with the essential requirements and other relevant provisions of Council Directive 2014/30/EU (EMC). Compliance has been demonstrated by testing representative samples to the relevant harmonised standards. All C.Scope Locators comply with the essential requirements and other provisions of Council Directive 2011/65/EU (RoHS).
|Generator / Transmitter Mode||•||•|
|Accurate Depth Indication||•||•|
|Signal Current Measurement||•||•|
|Dynamic Swing Sensor||•||•|
|Automatic Daily Self Test||•||•|
|Product Validation Certificate||•||•|
|Data Logging Rate – once per second||•||•|
|Data Transfer via USB||•||•|
|Data Transfer via Bluetooth™||–||•|
|In-Built GPS position logging||–||•|
|High Resolution Backlit Liquid Crystal Display||•||•|
|No Periodic Calibration*||•||•|
|Three Year Warranty**||•||•|
|Batteries*** 8 x AA (LR6 Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable)||•||•|
@ 1m depth
|Traceable Rodder – Line||33kHz||–||3m|
|Traceable Rodder – Tip / Sonde||33kHz||–||4m|
|Depth Measurement Range|
|Line||0.2m – 3.0m|
|Sonde||0.25m – 9.9m|
|Depth Accuracy||+/- 5% of depth|
|Acquisition Time – Cold Start||30s|
|Acquisition Time – Hot Start||1s|
|No. of Channels||56|
|Supported Systems||GPS, SBAS, QZSS, Galileo, GLONASS|
|Supported Systems||Android, PC, Apple iOS|
* No Periodic Calibration. The MXL4 Locators do not require periodic recalibration. A Product Validation Certificate can be printed using the PC Toolkit. C.Scope authorised Service Centres are also able to provide third-party Test and Calibration Certification should you require it to comply with client or internal regulations.
** Three Year warranty. Conditions apply.
*** Batteries. The MXL4 Locators use 8 x AA LR6 Alkaline or NiMH Rechargeable batteries sealed in a secure, fitted battery compartment. The battery pack will typically provide approximately 40 hours of service depending on use. The battery compartment also houses a spare battery holder.
Orders requiring calibrationWhilst we take the greatest care to get all orders dispatched and delivered to you in the stated time frame, orders received PM and requiring
calibration may on occasion miss dispatch that day, according to the complexity of the calibration. Be assured they will ship on the next dispatch
this in most cases should not add more than 24 hours to your delivery.
Bank/Public HolidaysPredicted delivery times are based on regular trading days Monday to Friday. Public holidays, bank holidays and weekends are outside the usual scope
of our dispatch and subject to activities/holidays of our carriers and therefore may incur additional days lead time to your order.
*UK Mainland (Temporarily revised June 2020)
Please note that regrettably, we have had to realign our delivery service options to those available from our carriers.
During the current situation surrounding the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, logistics from every company are under immense pressure to deliver goods on time.
We have taken the decision to temporarily limit our services rather than let our customers down.
We hope you will understand our position on this and we apologise unreservedly for the inconvenience we know this will cause.
We look forward to restoring our full delivery service schedule just as soon as we are able.
Standard FREE 1-2 Day Courier Delivery – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
Included in the price for all orders over £75.00 (exc vat). Sent using express courier, delivered within 1-2 working days from the date of your order, subject to availability.
Next Day Anytime Delivery (Excluding Saturday & Sunday) – UK Mainland only - Zones A & B
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- Zones A & B - Mainland delivery rates apply.
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- Zone F - Republic of Ireland (Charges are calculated at the checkout).
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