Sensing/Scanning Products find wood and metal behind walls.

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Featuring ac detection, SF-420AC finds wood and metal studs and joists behind surfaces up to 1½ in. deep. Its SpotLite® Pointing system shines green beam of light over stud edges. Model SF-530 finds copper and other non-ferrous metal up to 1½ in. deep and ferrous metal in concrete up to 3 in. deep. It offers same tracing features as SF-420AC and includes backlit LCD display. Metal Locator LCD display, SF-780, relays proximity, type of metal, and depth of metal up to 6 in.

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Greenlee Launches Three New Sensing and Scanning Products

All three make finding either wood or metal concealed behind walls faster, safer, easier

ROCKFORD, Ill. December, 2005 - Greenlee is introducing three new sensing and scanning products that will make finding wood or metal concealed behind walls faster, safer and easier for electrical contractors and plumbers. The SF-420AC Stud Sensor, the SF-530 Multi-scanner and the SF-780 Metal Locator are all powered by Zircon® technology, which is the recognized leader in high-technology electronic hand tools.

The SF-420AC Stud Sensor comes with AC detection and finds wood and metal studs and joists behind walls, floor, and ceilings up to 1-1/2-inches deep and indicates the presence of energized AC voltage. The product can be used in Stud Scan or DeepScan® mode. Stud Scan is used for depths up to 3/4-inch and DeepScan is used for depths up do 1-1/2-inch deep for versatility. The patent SpotLite® Pointing system shines a bright green beam of light over stud edges. The product automatically calibrates itself after each use. The continuous AC wire warning adds another lever of security when using the product. Regardless of the mode that is selected, the product is always detecting the presence of hot AC wires.

The SF-530 Multi-scanner finds copper and other non-ferrous metal up to 1-1/2-inces deep and ferrous metal, such as rebar in concrete, up to 3-inches deep. The product has many of the same tracing features as the SF-420AC, but includes a large backlit LCD display for easy viewing in poorly lighted areas and metal finding capabilities.

The SF-780 Metal Locator LCD display has on-screen graphics to provide the end-user with proximity, type of metal and depth of metal. The two button operation allows the end-user to find both ferrous and nonferrous metal and indicates depth up to 6-inches. Recalibration can be done by pressing another button. The SF-780 Metal Locator can find rebar, metal pipes, conduit and plumbing before drilling into slabs, coring through floors, cutting open concrete wall or drilling to add rebar to slab joints.

All three sensing and scanning products have a one-year limited warranty.

For more information on the three new sensing and scanning products, or any other products from Greenlee, a Textron company, contact Greenlee, 4455 Boeing Drive, Rockford, Illinois 61109-2988. Phone (815) 397-7070. Fax (815) 397-1865 or visit the website at

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