The SSI AML Plus Series all materials locator can be used to detect any material, including wood, PE (polyethylene), PVC, and metal. It works in any environment – grass, soil (including mud and clay), gravel, concrete, snow, and standing water are no impediment. This utilities locator uses 2.45 GHz UHF radio waves to locate underground objects by detecting the differences in density – the beam penetrates deeper the more dense the material. Now you can detect anything with an edge using one self-contained unit.
Easy to Read and Operate
There is 3-LED display. The first LED shows on/off and low battery when flashing. The second and third are targeting LEDs that show your alignment with the target object. Both LEDs light up when parallel positioning is achieved. Just hold the AML Plus in a position perpendicular to the ground and move slowly back and forth in a sweeping motion. The target laser shows you where on the ground the UHF radio waves are penetrating. When one LED lights up you've caught an edge, and when both LEDs light up you have the locator parallel to the utility line or other object you're detecting. An audible tone also sounds. The locator is equipped with a jack for a pair of headphones (included).
You have 9 sensitivity settings to choose from. The more dense and reflective the material, the less sensitivity you will need. So concrete might only need you to turn to “1” on the dial, while loose, dry soil might require a “9” setting.
Two Power Sources
The AML Plus series comes with two battery packs – one that fits three 9-volt alkaline batteries (included) that goes in the handle of the unit, and an auxiliary rechargeable lithium battery pack that connects to the AML+ via the mini-USB port. For added convenience, you can also use the auxiliary pack to recharge cell phones and other devices.
Choice of Color
This PVC locator has durable ABS housing that comes in a choice of 3 colors: black, carbon-fiber gray, and yellow. The locator measures 14”L x 6”W x 11”H. It is lightweight – only 2 lb (0.9 kg).
The SSI AML+ all materials locator comes with battery packs, headphones, a hard-sided carrying case with fitted foam insulation, the manual, and a training video. SubSurface Instruments backs up their product with a 3-year manufacturer's warranty.