CAT and Genny

CAT and Genny

When used together, the C.A.T and Genny form a powerful utility locating system that provides accurate detection and tracing of buried utilities. The C.A.T is used to initially locate the presence of utilities, while the Genny is used to precisely trace the path and depth of the utilities. This combination helps prevent accidental damage to buried infrastructure during excavation or construction activities, ensuring the safety and efficiency of the work.


Technical characteristics

Technical characteristics of C.A.T4
Search for cables at the same time
on two frequencies
Innovative feature designed for cable locating
small diameter: telecommunications type twisted pair, lines
cable TV transmissions, branches and descents.
Dynamic shock protection
Ability to continue working in noisy areas where others
locators are experiencing great difficulties.
Complex search mode Increasing shooting speed by simultaneously using
search for signals from Power and Radio modes, as well as the Genny generator.
Warning about
rocking the locator
Helps correct application by warning that the CAT locator is being moved (swung) too quickly.
C.A.T Manager Program PC application designed to update the program,
configuring the C.A.T4s locator and retrieving data using
simple and fast interface – create a KML file for viewing in Google maps.
Service indicator and
CALSafe function
Helps work management by providing
warning countdown from the locator calibration date and,
additionally, preventing the possibility of its use.
eCERT™ function –
online calibration
Additional extension of the validity of the calibration certificate for another year, through remote calibration verification.
Technical characteristics of the C.A.t4 locator Location depth (m)
Mode Frequency range Sensitivity at 1 m Good conditions Poor conditions
frequency (P)
50 Hz 3 mA 3 2
Radio signals (R) 15 kHz – 30 kHz 25 mA 2 1
Genny4 Signals (G) 32.768 kHz ±20 Hz 131.072 kHz ±20 Hz 5 mA 4 2
Complex mode Avoidance (R) P+R+G,
as above
As above 4 2
Dynamic range 120 dB at 10 Hz
Dynamic overload protection 40 dB at 50 Hz (automatic)
Location accuracy ± 10% of depth
Depth accuracy
(with an undistorted signal and no interference)
Line mode: 5%, from 0.1 m to 3 m
Sonde mode (sonde generator): 5%, from 0.1 m to 7 m
Operating temperature From -20°C to +50°C
Storage temperature From -20°C to +70°C
Level of protection against environmental influences IP54
Batteries 2 x LR20 (D) 1.5 V, alkaline, compatible with D-type NiMH batteries
Data interface USB 2.0
Recommended maintenance interval 1 year
Warranty 12 months from date of purchase
Dimensions (box size) 750x300x300 mm
Calibration end warning Countdown 31 days to go


CAT and Genny in Uzbekistan, Tashkent

The latest range of cable detector tools (C.A.T) and signal generator (Genny), first developed by Radiodetection.

The C.A.T and Genny are a pair of utility locating devices commonly used together for accurately detecting and tracing buried utilities, such as pipes, cables, and conduits. Here’s an overview of each device:

  1. C.A.T (Cable Avoidance Tool):
    • The C.A.T is a handheld device used for detecting the presence of buried metallic utilities.
    • It operates based on electromagnetic principles, detecting the electromagnetic fields emitted by buried metallic utilities.
    • The device provides audio and visual feedback to the operator, indicating the presence and approximate location of detected utilities. CAT and Genny
    • It is typically used to sweep an area to identify the general location of buried utilities before excavation or construction activities. CAT and Genny
  2. Genny (Signal Generator) CAT and Genny:
    • The Genny is a companion device to the C.A.T, used for applying a detectable signal to buried utilities.
    • It operates by generating an electromagnetic signal that can be induced onto the buried metallic utilities.
    • The signal emitted by the Genny allows the C.A.T to accurately trace the path and depth of the buried utilities.
    • The Genny is particularly useful for locating utilities in areas with high levels of interference or where the utilities are non-metallic CAT and Genny.

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