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Falcon F5 gives you the performance and versatility to complete the job safely, accurately, and on time. The one locator for all your jobs.
The ability to choose the right transmitter frequency is more important than power in overcoming the effect of active interference. In October of 2015, DCI introduced Falcon technology, a significant new approach to overcoming active interference on HDD jobsites.
DCI now introduces a Falcon F5® transmitter that aggressively targets passive interference. The Falcon Sub-k™ lets a locating specialist scan the jobsite and select the best frequency in the ultra-low 0.33–0.75 kHz (330–750 Hz) range. This new capability is exclusive to Falcon F5 and gives HDD crews the ultimate advantage over passive interference.
A Falcon F5 transmitter provides versatility in all types of active interference at frequencies of 4.5–45 kHz. The Falcon F5 wideband design vastly outperforms single frequency transmitters of past generations. It also comes standard with fluid pressure measurement. No other guidance system allows an operator to scan for active interference and then pair optimized frequencies to a transmitter at every jobsite. This provides substantial cost savings and increases pilot bore productivity
For maximum transmitter range and battery life, the slots in thedrill head must meet minimum length and width requirements andbe correctly positioned. DCI’s transmitters require a minimum ofthree slots equally spaced around the circumference of the drillhead for optimal signal emission and maximum battery life.Measure slot lengths on the inside of the drill head; slots must beat least 1/16 inch wide. DCI transmitters fit standard housings butmay require a battery cap adapter in some cases. To receive fluidpressure readings, drilling fluid must be able to reach thetransmitter.
1. Battery cap 2. Slot position 3. Front end cap A. Slot length B. Distance C. Transmitter length