Radiodetection - an SPX Corporation brand
A global multi-technology company making your next construction project safer, quicker and more cost effective. Founded in 1970, Radiodetection is headquartered in Bristol, UK, with worldwide sales, service and support achieved through a network of sales channels across the globe.
A global multi-technology company making your next construction project safer, quicker and more cost effective.
Founded in 1970, Radiodetection is headquartered in Bristol, UK, with worldwide sales, service and support achieved through a network of sales channels across the globe.
Utilities worldwide rely on Radiodetection Cable Avoidance Tools (C.A.T®) to prevent accidental damage to underground services when excavating, and on Radiodetection’s RD7000+ and RD8000 products to accurately locate buried services. Radiodetection's cable test products quickly locate problems such as breaks or deteriorating insulation.
Our pipeline inspection brand, Pearpoint, offers down-hole inspection products featuring the latest digital CCTV to enable water companies to perform regular inspection and maintenance, troubleshooting and repairing sewer and other pipes in difficult environments. Our Dielectric brand provides a range of dehydrator products for installation in telephone exchanges to maintain cable health. Our Warren-GV products are premier airflow and temperature sensors and timing relays.
Commitment to the customer is the foundation of Radiodetection's success. This, combined with design innovation and a skilled and dedicated workforce have produced a range of products that are an essential part of utility workers and contractors lives in over sixty countries throughout the world. Radiodetection maintains a strong practice of ongoing development of products and commercial research.
Every product in the Radiodetection range is designed and manufactured to the highest standards. Radiodetection’s manufacturing operations are ISO 9001 accredited, and our products benefit from a range of approvals in specific industries.
To back up this commitment to excellence, Radiodetection customers benefit from an extensive service and technical support program. With complete customer support, repair and parts facilities located around the globe, clients have access to 'hands-on' advice and consulting
2000 - present
- Established subsidiary office in Concord, Ontario, Canada and in Cape Town, South Africa.The company was awarded the BS5750/ISO9001 quality standard.
- C.A.T and Genny (MK2) launched. Building on the success of the original C.A.T the new unit has many advantages while retaining its ease of use and ruggedness.
- Signed distributor agreement with Riser Bond Instruments (Nebraska, USA) to sell their range of Time Domain Reflectometers (TDR) products designed to find faults on cables.
- Launched GatorCam™ CCTV sewer inspection system comprising choice of camera size, flexible rod wound onto a special rotating frame, high resolution VCR, monitor and an optional, specially developed locator that enables the user to locate and trace the camera even through pipes.
- PCM – Pipeline Current Mapper launched. The PCM system was developed in conjunction with leading gas and oil companies and took a new approach over existing methods to check the integrity of cathodic oil and gas protection. PCM receives the prestigious R&D Magazines RD100 award.
- The RD121 Phase to Phase Fault Finder was launched. The system comprises a transmitter that applies its signal between two cores of a low voltage cable, which has a low inpedence short circuit. The receiver is used from above the surface to locate and trace the cable ‘lay’ or ‘weave’ effect until a sharp delay occurs indicating fault position.
- Drilltrack launched. Greatly enhanced, third generation product for tracking and guiding horizontal directional drilling machines.
- Radiodetection becomes part of United Dominion Industries (UDI).
- Established subsidiary offices in Ridgewood, U.S.A, Neuf Marche, France, West Germany, the Netherlands and Milan.
- The company changes its name from Electrolocation Ltd. to Radiodetection Ltd.
- The RD400 Locator was launched and wins an international award. The panel of judges at the Hanover Fair in West Germany selects the RD400 for its ‘outstanding industrial design’. The RD400 combined performance in an easy to use, rugged and ergonomic package.
- LLTS (Long Line Tracing System) was launched. It was designed at the request of a major US telecom carrier to locate and identify metallic sheathed fiber optic cables, buried for distances of 20 to 60 miles.
- Electrolocation Ltd. commences business offering a tracing service for underground utility lines. The company pioneered the development of the twin coil antenna and built locators for their own use. Other developments during this period included a range of small, battery powered signal transmitters formerly known as probes and now referred to as sondes.
- The C.A.T (Cable Avoiding Tool) was launched – a basic rugged locator designed for use by construction workers. This locator was generally used to locate the natural (or passive) frequencies on the pipes or cables and hence warn the worker of the presence of buried metallic utility lines.