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Designed for site managers and appraisers: D-tect 150 SV Professional wallscanner from Bosch delivers precise detection even under difficult conditions

  • Reliable measurements in wet concrete
  • Evaluation of object depth and concrete coverage
  • Precise detection of plastic, metal, wood and live wires
  • Calibration-free and user-friendly
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  • December 19, 2011
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With the D-tect 150 SV Professional, Bosch is launching a detector onto the market that is especially tailored to measurements under difficult conditions: it is detecting objects that are very close to each other, such as rebar, and for depth measurements. Moreover, this in­strument delivers reliable measuring results even in wet concrete. The D-tect 150 SV Professional therefore helps site managers, test engineers and appraisers with their work, especially when verifying concrete covers.

Three concrete modes, depending on detection depth and moisture level
The wallscanner uses ultra wideband radar technology and two more sensors. The D-tect 150 SV Professional can detect rebar at depths of six centimeters in concrete only a few days after the concrete was poured. With every further day that the concrete has to dry, it is also possible to detect bars at a greater depth. The maximum measuring depth is 15 centimeters. There are three concrete modes to enable accurate detection:

·The “Concrete Universal” mode is the instrument’s standard setting. It is designed for precise measurement in thin walls. This reliably prevents objects behind a wall from being displayed. The materials that are de­tected are primarily rebar and metal pipes in concrete, but also plastic pipes with and without water filling, and live wires. The maximum detection depth is eight centimeters.
·The “Wet Concrete” mode delivers precise results when detecting in wet concrete, much more accurately than in the “Concrete Universal” mode. The maximum detection depth is six centimeters due to the damping of the radar signal by the water in damp concrete.
·The “Concrete Special” mode is set when measuring depths of up to 15 centimeters are required to detect rebar, live wires, and metal and plastic pipes, for example in thick walls.

Exact detection of objects that are close to each other
The D-tect 150 SV Professional always measures the exact depth of the object in centimeters. Normally, it is the depth to the top edge of the object. This enables, for example, the level of cover over a floor heating system to be calculated. The user can set the “Ruler View” in all modes. The instrument will then show the exact distance between two or more objects or the exact position of an object in centimeters.

Precise depth measurement and distance specification
The D-tect 150 SV Professional always measures the exact depth of the object in centimeters. Normally, it is the depth to the top edge of the object. This enables, for example, the level of cover over a floor heating system to be calculated. The user can set the “Ruler View” in all modes. The instrument will then show the exact distance between two or more objects or the exact position of an object in centimeters.

Exceptionally robust and easy to operate
The D-tect 150 SV Professional is incredibly easy to use: the language-ba­sed menu navigation on the large, illuminated display quickly leads to the exact measuring result. There are 13 languages to choose from. You can read the selected mode at any time. If an object is detected, the LED above the display lights up red and a signal sounds as soon as the wallscanner is situated precisely over the object. When live wires are detected, the LED flashes red and the instrument emits a special warning sound. Calibration of the D-tect 150 SV Professional takes place automatically. The instrument is therefore always immediately ready for use and there is no chance of application errors resulting from incorrect calibration. Moreover, the wall­scanner is dust and splash-protected to IP54 and is very robust: it remains fully functional in drop tests from a height of one meter.

The D-tect 150 SV Professional will be available at specialist retail outlets from January 2012 onwards including carrying bag and batteries at the re­commended retail price of 699 euros plus VAT.

 Specifications D-tect 150 SV Professional
 Detectable materials Plastic pipes (with and without water filling), ferrous metals, non-ferrous metals, wooden substructures, live cables
 Max. detection depth for steel
 (dry/damp concrete)
 6/15 cm
 Max. detection depth for  non-ferrous metals
 (dry/damp concrete)
 6/15 cm
 Max. detection depth for  power cables
 (dry/damp concrete)
 6/15 cm
 Accuracy
 (dry/damp concrete)
 ± 5/± 10 mm
 Power supply 4 x 1,5V LR6 (AA)
 Runtime 5 h
 Dimensions (length x width x  height) 220 x 97 x 120 mm
 Weight approx. 700 g


The Power Tools Division of the Bosch Group is one of the world’s leading providers for power tools, power tool accessories and measuring tools. In 2015, its roughly 20,000 associates generated sales of 4.5 billion euros, about 85 percent of which outside of Germany. With brands such as Bosch, Skil and Dremel, the division stands for customer focus and great engineering progress. The core success factors are innovative strength and pace of innovation. The division generated about one third of its sales in 2015 with products that have been on the market for less than two years. In 2016, Bosch Power Tools will again launch more than 100 new products onto the German market in its four business segments power tools, accessories, measuring tools and garden tools.

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 375,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2015). The company generated sales of 70.6 billion euros in 2015. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 440 subsidiaries and regional companies in some 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing and sales network covers some 150 countries. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. Bosch employs 55,800 associates in research and development at 118 locations across the globe. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.”

Further information is available online at www.bosch.com and www.bosch-press.com, http://twitter.com/BoschPresse.

PI7509 - December 19, 2011

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