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Schonstedt GA-72CD Pin Locator with Digital Display

Model #GA-72CD | SKU #516143

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For over five decades, Schonstedt's underground magnetic locators have consistently set industry standards for reliability and dependability. The Schonstedt GA-72CD Pin Locator with a digital display is no exception, designed to withstand the demands of daily on-site usage and a wide range of environmental conditions. Its exceptional sensitivity ensures quick and precise detection of iron and steel objects, making it an indispensable tool for professionals in various fields.

Key Features of the GA-72CD Pin Locator

  • Easy-to-Use: The GA-72CD Pin Locator detects the magnetic field of iron and steel objects, providing audio detection signals that peak in frequency when the locator's tip is held directly over the target. Users can choose between nulling or peaking options to fine-tune their detection process.

  • User-Friendly Design: With only two controls, the On/Off-Sensitivity and Volume knobs, conveniently located on the underside of the cover, the GA-72CD is designed for one-handed operation. This layout not only simplifies operation but also protects the controls and contributes to the locator's overall ruggedness and dependability.

  • Most Rugged: Known for its rugged construction, the GA-72CD is built to withstand harsh on-site conditions, ensuring durability and long-term reliability.

  • Popular for UXO and Demining Applications: This locator is widely recognized for its effectiveness in unexploded ordnance (UXO) and demining applications, where precision and safety are paramount.

  • Audio & Visual Output: The GA-72CD offers both audio and visual output, providing multiple indicators to assist users in pinpointing buried objects accurately.

  • Battery & Sensitivity Indicators: The locator features battery and sensitivity indicators, keeping users informed about the status of these critical elements during operations.

  • Choice of Two Audio Modes: Users can select between peak or null response audio modes, tailoring the locator's audio signals to their preferences and tasks.

  • 4 Levels of Sensitivity: The GA-72CD offers four sensitivity levels, allowing users to adjust detection capabilities based on the specific requirements of their tasks.

  • 3-Digit LCD Readout: Equipped with a 3-digit LCD readout, the locator provides detailed information, including signal strength and polarity indications.

  • No Response to Non-Ferrous Metals: The GA-72CD is designed to specifically detect iron and steel objects, ensuring that it does not produce false readings when encountering non-ferrous metals like aluminum, brass, or copper.

  • HeliFlux® Sensors: Incorporating HeliFlux® sensors, this magnetic locator utilizes advanced technology to enhance its magnetic field detection capabilities, contributing to its high performance.

  • Modular Construction: The GA-72CD is built with a modular construction using high-quality components, ensuring years of reliable operation even in challenging conditions.

  • 7-Year Warranty: Schonstedt backs the GA-72CD Pin Locator with a 7-year warranty, providing confidence in its quality and longevity.

  • Audio Output Switch: The locator is shipped with the Audio Output Switch set to "B" by default, providing an audio signal that is always present. Users who prefer not to hear a signal until the locator is within detection range can set the switch to "A."

Designed for Diverse Industries

The GA-72CD Locator is versatile and well-suited for various industry sectors, including:

  • Gas and Oil: Ideal for locating buried pipelines and infrastructure in the gas and oil industry.

  • Water and Sewer: Useful for identifying buried water and sewer lines, aiding in maintenance and repair.

  • Construction and Excavation: Valuable for construction and excavation projects, ensuring the safe identification of buried objects.

  • Roads and Transportation: Aids in the detection of underground utilities and infrastructure during road and transportation projects.

  • Survey and Mapping: Enhances the precision of surveying and mapping tasks by accurately pinpointing magnetic anomalies.

  • Contract Locating: A valuable tool for contract locators tasked with identifying underground utilities and structures.

  • Demolition and Demining: Facilitates safe demolition and demining operations by identifying potentially hazardous buried objects.

In conclusion, the Schonstedt GA-72CD Pin Locator with Digital Display is a trusted and versatile tool that delivers exceptional sensitivity, ease of use, and durability. Its digital display, combined with audio and visual indicators, ensures precise detection and ease of operation. Whether you're in the field of construction, surveying, utilities, UXO detection, or demining, the GA-72CD is a dependable and invaluable asset for locating iron and steel objects, backed by a 7-year warranty for added peace of mind.

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Range Up to 5.18m*
Quantity Each
Battery Life 60 hrs (intermittent usage)
Material Type Polycarbonate/ABS
IP Rating No
Operating Temperature -25° C to 60° C
Warranty 7 years
Measurement Range Length 34.5 in (87.6 cm)
Colour Yellow
Battery Type Two 9V Batteries
Noise Filtering Output: Audio and LCD
Brand Schonstedt
Dimensions 87.6cm
Weight 1.2Kg
Product Type Pin Locator