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VM-585 Locator

Overview
          The VM-585 Combination Utility Locator and Ferrous Metal Detector The typical applications are to locate short distance runs such as service drops and to detect buried ferrous metal objects such as buried valve box covers and buried tanks.

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           Utility Locating - With a 50/60Hz passive power locating frequency and three active frequencies of 512/640Hz, 8.19kHz, and 83KhZ, the VM-585 is will meet the requirements of those wishing to detect the presence of active power cables and to trace short ranges.

          

          Metal Detector – The advanced filtering of the VM-585 rejects materials such as bottle caps and aluminum cans and zeros in on finding only ferrous materials. The manual gain control allows it to be controlled and able to work close to large metal objects such as automobiles and chain link fences while still looking for the targets underground. The VM-585 will locate through asphalt, concrete, or grass and in temporary conditions such as snow. The waterproof carbon fiber tube is water proof and will be able to be used in flooded areas when needed to do so.

 

          The VM-585 transmitter also has the additional frequency of 8kHz Fault-find so it can be used to detect the presence of ground to sheath faults on cables when used with the VM-510 Stand Alone A-Frame fault locator or an Accessory A-frame plugged into the vLocPro2, vLoc-9800 or vLocML2 Receivers.

 

          The 1-Watt VM-585 transmitter applies a locate frequency by direct connection or induction. Optional Induction Clamps can be used to clamp around a line and induce the locate signal onto it.

Features
  • Rugged and lightweight ABS plastic and carbon fiber construction

  • 1 induction, 3 direct connect and fault find frequencies

  • Power (50/60Hz), passive locate mode

  • Peak response from twin antenna array

  • High contrast quick responsive display

  • Simple four button control keypad

  • Pushbutton depth estimation. (Imperial or Metric)

    

  • IP54 rating

  • Audio and visual indications

  • Low battery warning

     

               

 

 

Accessories
Induction Clamp is used to apply the transmitter signal to a pipe or cable when it is not possible or convenient to use the direct connection leads.




VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf
The plastic non-conductive extension rods have both male and female threads at opposite ends to screw together and extend the length. With the signal clamp attached to the extension rod it can now be safely used on overhead lines and lines in trenches or manholes.

 

VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf
Direct Connection Leads are used to apply the transmitters signal onto the targeted pipe or cable. The leads consist of a plug, which plugs into the transmitter and a red "hot" lead and a black "ground" lead. Direct connection leads are fitted with various size and types of insulated clips for different applications.


Standard Clip version is suitable for day-to-day normal usage.


Heavy Duty Clip version is more suited for the gas and water industries where the size of the targeted lines are larger and connections will be made to bell housings, fire hydrants and transformer boxes. The more aggressive teeth of the heavy duty clip also make it easier to connect to objects that are painted such as hydrants.


Telco Clip version is suitable for telephone cable where the user cannot access the sheath of the cable. The "bed of nails" part of this clip can be clamped onto a cable breaking the insulation allowing contact with the sheath.

 




Used to extend the ground connection to a suitable grounding position. Extending the ground allows the user to move the ground lead to various positions to help the transmitters signal to travel further. By extending the length of the ground lead the user can use locate tractics as performing a double ended connection.

Induction Clamp is used to apply the transmitter signal to a pipe or cable when it is not possible or convenient to use the direct connection leads.


 

VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf
Induction Clamp is used to apply the transmitter signal to a pipe or cable when it is not possible or convenient to use the direct connection leads.

 

 

VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf
Induction Clamp is used to apply the transmitter signal to a pipe or cable when it is not possible or convenient to use the direct connection leads.

 

VM-CLAMP Data Sheet VXMT Eng V2.6(Publish) 20150305.pdf
Clamp User Guide VXMT Eng V1.1 (Publish) 20140729.pdf