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Vivax-Metrotech
VM-560 Pipe and Cable Locator

Vivax-Metrotech VM-560 Pipe and Cable LocatorThe VM-560 pipe and cable locator is general purpose locators used to detect buried pipe and cable services in a variety of situations. The VM-560 has achieved a compact and lightweight design without compromising strength and performance.

With a choice of passive power locating and active 8kHz and 480kHz frequencies the VM-560 is designed to meet the requirements of those wishing to detect the presence of active power cables and also wishing to trace short ranges. It is particularly useful in helping to detect and trace short distance drop wires.           

New Product!The VM-560 transmitter can supply a very useful 1 watt signal power. Signal application can be either direct connectionVM-560 1 watt transmitter or, if there is no access point, Induction. With the addition of the optional signal clamp the VM-560transmitter can be applied to the target line no matter what the situation.

The VM-560 is a high frequency option of the VM-550. It’s high frequency mode is set to 480kHz and is very useful for tracing short drops that are not grounded. Additionally it will help in those difficult situations where buried cast iron pipes have corroded causing the joints to be high resistance. The high frequency VM-560 will jump these joints helping to energise greater lengths of pipe. Note, the VM-560 is not available in Europe because of EMC regulations.

The NEW VM-560 Receiver features:Download the brochure

  • Passive power and 2 active frequencies (Power (50 or 60Hz), 8kHz, 480kHz)
  • Twin antenna peak response
  • High contrast responsive display
  • Simple, four button control pad
  • One touch gain control with manual increments
  • One touch depth estimation. (Imperial or Metric)
  • Carbon fiber antenna tube
  • IP54 rating
  • Audio and visual indication
  • Just 2 x AA battery power
  • Continuous battery monitoring

The NEW VM-560 Transmitter features:

  • 1 watt output power
  • Two frequencies, 8kHz and 480kHz
  • High and low output settings
  • Induction and Direct connection modes (Automatically selected)
  • One touch gain control with manual increments
  • Range of signal clamp accessories
  • Low battery warning
  • IP54 rating
  • Good connection indication
  • Long life battery pack (4 x D cells)
  • Hook for hanging transmitter