The above mentioned underground utility locator (UTL) is a device used to locate buried utilities such as gas lines, water mains or electrical cables. It uses radio waves to send out signals which are picked up by receivers at ground level. These receivers then pinpoint the location of the utility. The UTL is a very useful tool when it comes to locating buried utilities. However, there are several drawbacks associated with using the UTL.
For instance, if the utility is located underground, the signal strength may not be strong enough to reach it. Also, in some cases the UTL may not work properly due to poor maintenance or other factors.
UAT-620 was developed by Amprobe Inc. and manufactured by the company’s subsidiary, Amprobe USA Inc. The UTL was first introduced in the United States in 2008. Since then, it has been sold to over 100 countries around the world including Australia, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan and Mexico.
In 2013 Amprobe released a new version of its UTL called UAT-620. This newer version of the UAT has several new features that were not available in the original UAT including:
A dual-receiver system with two antennas to enable users to pinpoint even deeper utilities;
The ability to switch from a single antenna mode (for locating shallow objects) to a dual antenna mode (for more accurate results when locating very deep objects);
The ability to detect galvanized and copper water pipes;
An improvement in its detection range;
The ability to store up to 200 previous readings (UTM models only).
These new features have made the UAT-620 a more advanced and user-friendly product than its predecessor.
The UAT-620 can be used to find objects that are between 21 and 1000 feet (6.5 and 305 meters) underground. This is possible due to the fact that the UAT-620 uses a single frequency for its transmissions and a dual or quad frequency receiver for its detection.
The UAT-620’s detection range can be increased by adjusting its Sensitivity control. If the receiver is connected to a computer, you can also adjust the Sensitivity using data from previous searches which will give you an approximate idea of how deep any detected utilities are likely to be. The UAT-620 allows you to adjust the Transmitter Sensitivity from 1 to 9. A setting of 1 is the least sensitive and a setting of 9 is the most sensitive. When using the UAT-620 for the first time or when dealing with an area that you have never worked in before, it is recommended that you start off with a Sensitivity of 5.
This can then be increased to 7 or 9 once you get used to working with the UAT-620 and are familiar with its various functions.
The UAT-620 is very easy to use. All you have to do is push a few buttons and it’s ready to use.
After you have made the necessary preparations (such as adjusting the Sensitivity, etc.), all you have to do is switch on the Receiver, and move the search coil over the surface of the ground. The Receiver will let you know if there are any underground utilities in the area by beeping constantly. If the beeping sound stops, this indicates that you are over a utility and you should carefully excavate the area to find out exactly what utility you have located.
The UAT-620 can also work in an automatic mode. In automatic mode, the Receiver will automatically adjust its Sensitivity up or down in order to determine if a detected signal is strong enough to indicate the presence of a utility. In automatic mode, the UAT-620 is still able to detect objects that are between 21 and 1000 feet (6.5 and 305 meters) underground.
The new features of the UAT-620 will enable you to work more accurately and efficiently than ever before. If you are tired of old, outdated technology, the UAT-620 may be the product for you.
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