Our new HipChain 2.0 is designed to be simple to use and light to carry. The new, slim 5000 metre thread cone allows a slim profile close to your body for working amongst dense forest. With a capacity of 5000 metres of thread on a cone, this special cones base interlocks with the outer shell eliminating heavy mounting hardware. The counter's reset knob is conveniently mounted at the rear with a wide flange allowing reset from from the top or side. Easy to re-thread, with a sturdy plastic body and metal components only where you need them for a long service life.
At Fremaco we manufacture a variety of equipment used by field crews surveying in rugged terrain. Our main products are Hipchains and electrode wire dispensers.
HipChains measure distances as you walk while your hands remain free to do other tasks. Distance travelled, even in a heavily forested environment, is accurately measured without requiring a GPS signal by a fine, disposable sewing thread which acts like a cross between a very long tape measure and your car's odometer. Mounted on your waist belt, the filament trails out of the hipchain while it turns the reset-able distance counter. Perfect for laying out logging trails or other forestry work. The thread also acts as a visible trail-mark for the reference of follow-on workers cutting trees or sampling.
Wire dispensers are for DCVG surveys of pipelines or other buried metal structures. This process assesses the electric potential gradients of buried pipelines and their integrity by paying out a fine copper grounding wire while providing an electrical connection to the wire and displaying information of distance covered.
Electrode Wire Extension Pack (wire pack) comes in in two forms, either the well known hip pack or the new split-box style. The new technology of 3D printing allows the making of custom orders of small quantities of the complex, sturdy components which are required. They can be customized to perfectly suit the field crews environments and requirements.
For over thirty years customers around the world have relied on Fremaco products. During 2018, our new HipChain 2.0 will replace our older products, Chaining Buddy and FieldRanger 6500.