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LMX-100 Utility Location GPR

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The sensor and software LMX-100 is designed specifically to make marking utilities with GPR simply and easy. As one of the most affordable GPR utility locating tools, LMX-100 completes the locator's toolbox, offering a more complete picture of the underground infrastructure.

Theory

Ground penetrating radar (GPR) technology uses radio waves to image objects in the subsurface. The subsurface may consist of soil, rock, asphalt and other materials. GPR systems emit high frequency radio wave pulses and detect the echoes that return from objects within the subsurface. hyperbolaEchoes are produced when the target material is different from the host material (eg. PVC pipe in gravel) The GPR display shows signal amplitude versus depth (time) and sensor position along a line. This is called a "Line Scan". Since radar energy radiates in a 3D cone shape rather than a thin beam, a hyperbola (or inverted U) is the GPR response from a small point target like a pipe, rock, or a tree root. The radar wave hits the object before and after going over it and forms a hyperbolic reflection that can appear on the record even though the object is not directly below the radar. Grid scans are conducted to generate depth slices over a given area. This is useful for locating all known and unknown objects, as well as their orientation, in a graphical manner that is easy to interpret.

Applications

  • Metallic and non-metallic utilities 
  • Utilities with broken tracer wires
  • Undocumented utilities
  • Disturbed soil often associated with utility burial
  • Unexpected obstacles/ buried structures such as old foundations that can cause problems for excavations or constructions

Features

  • Target display on the screen in real-time manner and backup to mark its exact location
  • Extremely durable, light, portable non-metallic cart
  • Cutting-edge GPR sensor
  • Integrated odometer
  • Long-lift battery: 4 to 6 hours operation

System Overview

LMX100 features

LMX-100HRLMX-100 High Resolution Upgrade

The LMX-100 system is also available with the new style High Resolution DVL screen. This unit improves operator workflow with unique features such as mini-reports in the field sent to any email using the systems built in WiFi connection.  The additional system features include;

  • Touchscreen
    • A new bright touch screen visible in any light and usable with gloves
  • Markers
    • Data markers can be added to scans to highlight important targets in the field and on screenshots
  • Wi-Fi Mini-Reports
    • Send a report to any email straight from the system when connected to a Wi-Fi network
  • Internal GPS
    • Screens shots are now Geo-tagged with the location which they are collected 
  • Export Usage Report
  • USB for data transfer
  • Full Line Scan collection review
  • Digital hyperbola calibration

Operation

LMX100 onsiteLMX-100 offers the perfect balance of depth penetration and resolution for accurate locating. Data is collect in Locate and Mark mode; this provides a real-time image in the field to identify utilities and mark their locations.

LMX ImageView Software

Data screen images can be captured and transferred from the compact flash card to a PC and displayed using the LMX ImageView software.

LMX ImageView

It is easy to scroll through the GPR images to view ones of interest, print them and save them as graphics image files or copy them to the clipboard for insertion into documents.

Specifications

Specification Value
Height 115 cm
Width 70 cm
Length 100 cm
Weight 22 kg
Power 1.25A @ 12 V
Battery Sealed Lead Acid, 4-6 hours, 9 Ah
Environmental IP 65
Temperature - 10 °C -> 50°C
Signal Enhancement Dyna Q 
Depth Estimates Real-time analysis
Data Storage up to 64 GB, or >10,000 images

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