e-SAFE SERVICE AVOIDANCE TOOL THE NEXT GENERATION
The e-Safe All Service Avoidance Tool from PipeHawk plc has, in just a few short years, become a fundamental part of the safe digging process at many Water and Power companies, Construction contractors and Utility workers around the world since its first appearance at the 2013 No-Dig Down Under show in Sydney, Australia. This success has been largely due to its uncomplicated design, easy operator interface and cost effectiveness. Since then, PipeHawk has continued to enhance the versatility of the e-Safe system by adding new features and accessories, many of these as a result of feedback from existing users.
In 2014 came the MAX ‘Off Road’ kit, enabling use to be extended to sites with more variable and undulating ground conditions than the typical street environment. This was followed in Spring 2015 with e-Safe+ the first standalone variant. This brought Instant Depth Estimation and Chronos Masking, the latter an innovative feature providing an effortless way to check for services stacked one beneath the other, at any given point. Then in Autumn of the same year came the e-SafeLOG variant, bringing with it the first Supervisory feature. A downloadable ‘Log’ of Operator usage providing date and time of each use, approximate location coordinates, generated by an on-board GPS and a record of each function used by the operator including distance & depth readings where taken.
Over the course of 2016 came the introduction of a second wave of Supervisory features including an 8-stage Power On Self Test, and an Automated Service Log, providing visual colour coded confirmation of the systems current Service Status.
Now, in 2017, PipeHawk has released e-SafePRO its latest and most significant variant to date and set to be the flagship of the e-Safe range bringing a host of new features and enhancements including:
- Auto Data Hold feature: Retains up to five times more detail in view than previously available.
- Choice of Three (3) different deployment methods ‘Baseline’, ‘Syncline’ and ‘Switchback’: Provides greater flexibility of use over diverse site conditions.
- Updates to the Chronos Masking feature: Now equipped with a 4-stage, surface-down process that makes it even more intuitive to use.
- ‘TrackBack’ enhancement to Depth Estimation: A significant addition providing opportunity to track depth estimations taken at points in live data, back through similar points still held in memory, in order to gain greater clarity on the likely line and depth of potential services routes identified by the operator.
There is even more good news for the many businesses already using e-Safe systems as part of their daily site safety routine, with the announcement that PipeHawk has now made it possible to upgrade existing e-Safe systems to this latest specification; at a fraction of the cost of total replacement, courtesy of a new upgrade service available through the PipeHawk Reseller Network. For those using multiple e-Safe systems within large, nationwide fleet operations, or running equipment hire operations, this news will be particularly welcome as the savings will become substantial with scale.
One thing that PipeHawk has not changed however; just as with every other PipeHawk system, this latest e-Safe variant is designed, manufactured and assembled in the UK and therefore underpinned with British engineering excellence.
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