Proceq Launches the New Profoscope Rebar Detector and Covermeter
Switzerland-based Proceq recently announced the availability of a new product that allows construction and building industry professionals to avoid drilling into rebar, a costly and dangerous hazard.
The new product, called the Proceq Profoscope, has a scope-based detection interface that combines rebar proximity indicators with optical and acoustical locating aids.
The Swiss-made Profoscope is small, light, cordless and ergonomically designed to fit in the palm of the hand. Made for one-handed operation, the language-independent interface provides both visual and acoustic indications of what lies directly beneath the concrete surface.
The Profoscope looks like a conventional instrument with a large graphic LCD display and selectable backlight that can locate a rebar, measure cover depth and a rebar diameter. However, because of the special positioning of the electromagnetic coils within the unit, the Profoscope allows a symmetrical triangulation of the rebar configuration that tells the user that the Profoscope is actually located between (Mid-Point) two rebars, or directly on top of one.
The Profoscope is supplied with a start-up test kit, a custom-made canvas bag, product documentation and accessories.