C.Scope MXL4-D Precision Locator
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|C.Scope MXL4, CXL4, DXL4, SGA4, SGV4 Manual
Key Features of the MXL4-D Locator
- Optimized Sensitivity: Exceptional noise rejection for reliable detection in challenging environments.
- Multi-Frequency Range: Supports a broad spectrum of transmitting frequencies for versatile utility tracing.
- One-Touch Depth Measurement: Quick depth indication of buried utilities, setting a new standard in detection.
- Comprehensive Data Logging: Features full data logging capabilities and in-depth analytics via the C.Scope PC Toolkit.
- Self-Calibration and Certification: Automatic Daily Self Tests eliminate the need for periodic recalibration, ensuring consistent performance.
The C.Scope MXL4-D Precision Locator is a groundbreaking solution in the field of utility detection and tracing. Coupled with the MXT4 Transmitter, the MXL4-D integrates full data logging capabilities, making it a leader in high-end precision performance. This dynamic duo changes the game in the approach to pipe and cable location, offering a robust feature set for reliable and efficient operation.
Elevated Performance & Multi-Frequency Support
Peerless Detection Capabilities
With its optimized sensitivity and noise rejection, the MXL4-D thrives in even the most challenging environmental conditions. It has been designed to accurately and efficiently detect, trace, and identify a broad spectrum of pipes and cables, overcoming high levels of background interference.
Advanced Frequency Ranges
The MXT4 Transmitter complements the MXL4-D by offering a wide range of transmitting frequencies. These frequencies, ranging from 512/640Hz up to 131kHz, facilitate both long-distance tracing and utility identification even on the most congested sites.
Using a C.Scope Locator In Radio Mode
- 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 (BluetoothTM option)
- In-Build GPS position logging (optional)
- Connectivity to Survey level GPS products (option)
- High resolution Liquid Crystal Display
- No periodic Calibration required
- Product Validation Certificate available
- Network Rail Approved
Depth & Signal Measurement: A New Standard
Instant Depth Indication
In collaboration with the MXT4 Transmitter, the MXL4-D not only locates but also measures the depth of buried utilities at the simple push of a button, setting a new standard in utility detection.
Signal Strength Monitoring
The MXL4-D can also gauge the true strength of the MXT4 Transmitter signal when applied to a buried utility, irrespective of its depth. This is invaluable for understanding the configuration of an intricate utility network.
Smart Features: Real-Time Intelligence
The AlarmZone™ feature alerts the operator to the presence of unusually shallow pipes or cables. This trigger depth is adjustable, allowing the operator to customize it based on local conditions.
This feature gently alerts operators if the locator is being moved too erratically, potentially affecting the accuracy of the readings.
PeakHold allows operators to precisely and confidently identify the exact position of any buried utility, thereby improving job accuracy.
Comprehensive Data Logging and Analytics
Full Data Logging Capabilities
The MXL4-D comes equipped with extensive data logging functionalities, capable of storing a year’s worth of operational data for future reference and analysis.
In-Depth Data Analysis
Using the free-to-download C.Scope PC Toolkit, operators can convert this stored data into meaningful charts and graphs. This facilitates training needs and operational improvements to be rapidly identified.
Calibration and Automatic Daily Self Tests: Assured Accuracy
What sets the MXL4-D apart is its lack of a requirement for periodic recalibration. The device carries out an Automatic Daily Self Test (ADST), assuring that it is functioning at optimal levels.
Certification and Validation
The results of these self-tests can be used to generate a Product Validation Certificate via the C.Scope PC Toolkit. This adds another layer of credibility and compliance to the device's operation.
Additional Features: Designed for Field Excellence
High-Resolution Backlit Digital Display
The MXL4-D comes with a highly visible and easy-to-read backlit digital display that provides real-time information on various operational aspects.
The device includes a detachable speaker, a useful addition for noisy work environments, allowing for more flexible operation.
Durable and Resilient
The MXL4-D's robust twin-wall construction ensures it can withstand the rigors of fieldwork, along with providing IP65 standard protection against dust and water.
Service and Warranty
A comprehensive service and maintenance package is available for the MXL4-D, which also comes with a three-year warranty (conditions apply).
The C.Scope MXL4-D Precision Locator is not just another utility detection tool; it is a complete solution that combines exceptional performance, innovative features, and data analytics capabilities. Designed to work seamlessly with the MXT4 Transmitter, it offers a new paradigm in locating and identifying underground utilities. Its rich set of intelligent features, coupled with its high-end performance and ease of use, make it an invaluable asset for industry professionals. With the MXL4-D, utility detection and mapping are not just tasks but precise and efficient operations, resulting in enhanced safety and operational excellence.
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)
Bluetooth v2.1 (for Android) and v4.0 (for Apple iOS)
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 131.072kHz and 32.768kHz; 131.072kHz, 32.768kHz; 8.192kHz; 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
Network Rail Approved
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
|Detection Depth (max)
|Transmitter – 33+131kHz
|Transmitter – 131kHz
|Transmitter – 33kHz
|Transmitter – 8kHz
|Transmitter – 512Hz
|Transmitter – 640Hz
|Sonde – 33Hz
|Sonde – 8Hz
|Sonde – 512Hz
|Sonde – 640Hz
|Traceable Rodder – Line
|Traceable Rodder – Tip / Sonde
|Depth Measurement Range - Line
|0.2m – 3.0m
|Depth Measurement Range - Sonde
|0.25m – 9.9m
|+/- 5% of depth
|GPS - Acquisition Time – Cold Start
|GPS - Acquisition Time – Hot Start
|GPS - No. of Channels
|GPS - Accuracy
|GPS - Supported Systems
|GPS, SBAS, QZSS, Galileo, GLONASS
|Bluetooth™ - Version
|v2.1 (for Android) and v4.0 (for Apple iOS)
|Bluetooth™ - Supported Systems
|PC, Android and Apple iOS
|Bluetooth™ - Range
|Bluetooth™ - Transfer Rate
* 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.
- 1 x C.Scope MXL4-D Precision Locator
We will endeavour to deliver your order right away. We will normally send your order to you the next working day for stock items. We dispatch orders Monday to Friday (excluding UK public holidays). Standard delivery days are Monday through to Friday, but we can also deliver on Saturdays at an additional cost.
UK Mainland Standard Charges:
|Shipping - (GBP)
|Overnight (orders placed before 2.30pm
|We usually use Fedex for all UK Shipments
We ship world wide. All orders are fulfilled at our distribution centre in York England within 3 business days