The Profoscope and Profoscope+ by Proceq are versatile, fully-integrated rebar detectors and cover meters with detection capabilities to a maximum depth of 7in (180mm). A single #5 reinforcing bar can be located to a depth of 5.5in (140mm). Both models are designed for one-handed operation and feature rebar-proximity indicators with visual and acoustic locating aids for location and minimum cover alert. The detector can identify the mid-point between bars as well as their orientation. Rebar diameter can also be estimated within the specified testing range. These unique features and Proceq’s intuitive user interface make the task of locating reinforcing steel simple and efficient. The Profoscope+ adds the ability to manually or automatically record measurements for up to 500 objects, and upload to a PC with included ProfoLink software for later analysis.
The icon-based menu system on the display shows all setting, detection, and navigation information. A simple crosshair icon shows relative location of strongest signal beneath the meter. All values are easily switched between metric and imperial units of measure. The display itself has a switchable backlight for low-light environments. 30 second sleep mode and 120 second auto shut-down features extend battery life. A start-up test kit consists of two short lengths of rebar in a cardboard box with a lid. The kit allows simple user orientation and training for all functions in a comfortable environment, before use on a job site. A canvas carrying bag, carrying strap, batteries and marking chalk are also included. The Profoscope+ also includes a memory card and the ProfoLink software. The Profoscope units are powered by two AA batteries, and have a battery life of up to 50 hours with the display backlight off.