DigiTrack Falcon F5
Falcon technology represents a significant advancement in helping crews overcome one of the biggest obstacles to completing their underground drilling projects: active interference. Falcon F5 provides crews with Falcon technology alongside all the advanced features of the classic F5 system, like DataLog, fluid pressure monitoring, and dual frequency bands.
In today's competitive underground drilling landscape of deeper bores and more challenging jobsites, interference has emerged as one of the primary obstacles to completing HDD installations on time. Interference varies from jobsite to jobsite, at different points within the same jobsite, and even with time of day. After extensive research and testing in some of the most challenging interference environments in the world, DCI concluded that selecting a transmitter frequency that sidesteps interference is far more effective at overcoming this obstacle than simply increasing power.
The Falcon approach involves dividing a wide range of frequencies into bands, then selecting the frequencies that are least susceptible to the interference in each band. Falcon F5 has nine bands that each use the best-performing of hundreds of frequencies between 4.5 and 45 khz. Optimize one band for best performance on the majority of the bore and the other for a high-interference segment. The system is easy to learn and simple to use every day. By following a few easy steps at the beginning of each pilot bore, you will be ready to drill within minutes.
Competing systems define success in terms of depth and data range. Falcon technology also provides tremendous range, but that isn't what makes Falcon great. DCI defines success as enabling crews to complete the largest number of jobs possible in the shortest periods of time. Falcon technology is designed around that principle.
The Falcon system comes standard with a receiver, remote display, batteries, and battery charger. The classic DigiTrak F5 locating system has earned a reputation as the premier guidance system in the industry. With the introduction of Falcon frequency optimization, the DigiTrak Falcon F5 is a more powerful locating system that addresses active interference using a single wideband transmitter, plus provides DataLog, fluid pressure, and easy toggle menu navigation. The Falcon F5 gives you the best frequencies and features to get the job done at every jobsite, every time.
|Receiving Frequencies||4.5 – 45 kHz|
|Telemetry Range (Aurora)||1800 ft (550 m)|
|Telemetry Range (Falcon Compact Display, FCD)||1000 ft (305 m)|
|Depth Range||125 ft (38.1 m)|
|Data Range||150 ft (45.7 m)|
|Power Source||DigiTrak lithium-ion battery pack|
|Battery Life||8 – 12 hrs|
|Controls||Trigger and toggle switches|
|Graphic Display||Full-color LCD|
|Operating Temperature Range||-4 to 140° F (-20 to 60° C)|
|Voltage||14.4 VDC nominal|
|Current||390 mA max|
|Height x Width x Length||11 x 5.5 x 15 in. (27.9 x 14.0 x 38.1 cm)|
|Weight (with battery)||8.5 lb. (3.86 kg)|
|Remote Display Options||
Falcon Compact Display (FCD)