1. The e-Spade systems have been designed to use modern digital processing techniques, as opposed to old analogue designs. This means that less electrical noise is generated by the system itself. The benefit of this is that the results on screen are clearer, especially in those areas that traditionally produce poor results.

2. The e-Spade systems are built around a modern high powered computer system using a Windows XP platform, rather than low powered DOS based computer systems. This means that data can be processed and interrogated much more efficiently and cost effectively. The benefit of this is that more data, collected in the same time, has a positive impact on the accuracy of the results achieved. ie. line & depth of services and number of mis-locates. (Subject of course to the training of the operator). 

3. The Downloading of data can now be done to a flash memory stick very quickly, rather than by direct connection. This means the system no longer needs to be connected directly to a computer for several minutes. The benefit of this is that the system can be deployed in collecting data for much more of each day.

 

SPECIFICATION

e-Spade

e-Spade+

Dimensions

Length when folded:

1270mm

Length when Operational:

1654mm

Height when folded:

432mm

Height when Operational:

1219mm

Width:

584mm

System Weight (excluding batteries)

40kg

Main Features

Wireless Connectivity

NO

YES

Bluetooth Connectivity

NO

YES

Keyboard Connectivity

NO

YES

USB Connectivity

YES

YES

Antenna Frequency

Ultra Wide Band 128MHz - 764MHz

Antenna Type

Ground Contact - Co-Polar

Antenna protection

Sacrificial Wear Membrane

Display Screen

High Contrast TFT 310mm (12.1")

Display Angle

Adjustable

Easy User Interface

YES

YES

Greyscale/Colour Selection

YES

YES

Wheels

400/8-25 with tube lined Pneumatic tyres

Automatic / Manual generated "Log of Use"

linked to onboard GPS

YES

YES

Programmable 'Restricted Site'  warning system

YES

YES

Performance

Average Power Emission

2mw

Maximum Depth Penetration

(subject to ground conditions)

Up to 6.0 metres

Accuracy of detected line:

+/- 100mm

Accuracy of detected depth:

+/- 10% of depth given.

Smallest target detectable/scan

18mm diameter

Largest target detectable/scan

1000mm diameter

Speed of Data capture

Up to 2 metres per second

Width of data capture

0.5 metres

Power Supply

Battery Type

Lead Acid

Lithium-ion

Battery Life (approx)

9.5ah (3hrs)

16.7ah (5hrs)

Battery Monitoring

YES

YES

Hot swappable batteries

NO

YES

Battery Charge time (from flat)

up to 12 hours

up to 8 hours

Battery Weight (Total)

4Kg

2.25Kg

Battery Charging

240v/110v AC Mains adapter

Data Storage

Arbitrary File Naming

YES

YES

Custom File Naming

NO

YES

On-board Data Storage

YES

YES

Automatic Data Saving

YES

YES

Data Transfer

Via USB / Memory Stick

On-board Processing Software

Instant Mark Out Software

YES

YES

Utility Mapping Software

NO

YES

 

 

 

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