Subsite Electronics is the world’s leading manufacturer of locating equipment for identifying the locations of underground cable, pipe, conduit, and duct.
Subsite Electronics is a division of The Charles Machine Works, Inc. (CMW) organization. CMW is the world's leading provider of underground utility construction equipment, so it is no surprise that Subsite products set the industry standard for innovation, accuracy, reliability, durability, and service.
Today's Subsite product line offers the most advanced underground utility locating systems available, including hand-held electronic equipment, GPR (ground-penetrating-radar), cable fault finder, and electronic marker locator attachment to read signals from buried passive electronic markers.
Subsite was established in 1991 to develop electronic locators to identify the presence and locations of underground utilities and to design and produce an effective method of tracking the drill head and providing information necessary to guide the path of the pilot bore for the then-new trenchless technology of horizontal directional drilling (HDD). Subsite's original line of locators included four product series' with eight models (10R/10B, 30R/30T, 50R/50T, and 70R/70T).
As utility easements become increasingly crowded, efforts to prevent damage to buried utilities have intensified. The basic instrument for locating buried utilities is a compact electronic locator system consisting of a lightweight hand-held receiver and a small transmitter, and Subsite also is a leader in this important market.
The receiver locates underground lines by detecting magnetic fields created by electrical current passing through the lines. For communications cable and metallic pipe, the transmitter is connected to cable or pipe and sends current through the line to create a signal which is detected by the receiver. For PVC pipe with tracer wire, the wire is energized by the transmitter to provide a signal that the receiver can pick up. Receivers use different frequencies and modes to help identify different types of utilities.
GPR equipment expands locating capabilities. Depending on soil conditions, GPR has the capability of locating metallic and non-metallic utilities without the need for current to pass through the pipe or cable, presenting an underground profile that can be used for mapping underground systems.
Subsite equipment is manufactured of top-quality components to the highest standards. Ninety-five percent of North American product repairs are made at the Subsite plant with turnaround often as fast as one day with the goal of never keeping a repair unit in the shop for more than two days. There are overseas service centers at key locations around the world.
Important points that set Subsite apart from other locating products:
Quality equipment designed and manufactured in the U.S.
Products that meet the needs of the marketplace from a company that understands every aspect of underground construction.
No wonder Subsite Electronics is the number one name in utility locators.