The handheld metal detector SBL10 is a durable and highly sensitive differential magnetometer (tension band technology), which is used to detect ferromagnetic objects buried deep in the ground such as ERW. It is designed for UXO detection in small areas on land on in water and can be used especially in rough terrain and under difficult environmental conditions.
Known for its easy handling and compact size, the SBL10 and all its equipment comes in a light weight rugged case. Beside the detector the case is housing a full second magnetometer probe for down hole / borehole as well as for diving surveys, a borehole weight, various cabling, a rugged Windows Mobile PDA for data recording as well as a MIL Bluetooth dongle to enable wireless communication of the SBL10. The package is completed with accessories like the carrying belt, manuals, field leaflet, software and 1.5V standard batteries.
An assembly of system components is not necessary for starting up the device, so the operator only needs to unfold the probe and turn on the device. It is built of lightweight aluminum and can be carried easily for several hours. the locator has an intelligent power management system, meaning the device is usable for more than 120 hours at a time with one set of standard 1.5V LR20 batteries. Measurement results can be read on the analogue display. It emits an acoustic signal via internal loudspeaker as well as an optional output to headphone whenever ferromagnetic objects are detected.
When used for data logging, the rugged PDA is used in the field for recording all values. Afterwards, measurement data can be transferred to a standard PC. The data can then be processed with the SENSYS software MAGNETO.
The SBL10 is equipped with two single-axis fluxgate sensors. These sensors detect the magnetic interference field created by ferromagnetic objects. The detected value is indicated on the display. At the same time, an acoustic signal is emitted. The indicated value depends on different parameters, eg, the size of the ferromagnetic object, its position in the ground, its magnetic permeability and its own magnetic field.
Since 2010 the detector SBL10 is in service with many commercial ordnance disposal organizations in various counties such as Iraq, Russia, Poland, the Netherlands, Austria, Germany, Israel, Czech Republic, Serbia, Vietnam, etc.
The SENSYS SBL10 is equipped with 6 batteries (1.5V single cell LR 20). The operating time with one set of batteries is 120 hours. Operation time differs when using rechargeable batteries.
SENSYS offers training on customer's sites, but also on its premises in Neu Golm, Germany where a special test area can be used. Manuals for the SBL10 are available in English and German (other languages on request).
Training for technician and advices on establishing workshop facilities based on a minimum requirement are offered on request. No tools are needed for setup. Detailed explanations on the setup and maintenance of the SBL10 can be found in the manual. All spare parts for the SBL10 are in stock. Repair and maintenance is carried out at the SENSYS premises in Neu Golm, Germany. In urgent cases the repair of the devices can be carried out within 48 hours in Germany. Repair and maintenance can be carried out by SENSYS technicians in country in short notice on request.
Different in-house test reports can be provided by SENSYS for each device on request.
The GICHD would like to thank the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany for its generous financial support for this project.