News & Features

Locating More than Monuments: Demining with Schonstedt

Article and photo from the March 06, 2020 edition of xyHt magazine You know the magnetic locator well, no doubt. Whether yours is a Schonstedt or another brand, geospatial professionals are familiar with these instruments due to their common use in detecting survey markers. Border-marking studs, often sunk by surveyors gone by, are made of the ferrous metals that the magnetic locators are designed to detect. However, before the 1970s, Schonstedt wasn’t focused on these meat-and-potatoes surveyors’ needs. The company was a space-specialist, hard at work creating instruments for aerospace use. As a developer of magnetic field detectors, they were…

XTpc Discontinuation Notice

On December 31, 2019, Schonstedt discontinued manufacturing the XTpc Pipe & Cable Locator. This includes the XTpc-82 and the XTpc-33. The replacement for the XTpc is Rex LITE. The XTpc unit in MPC-Kits will transition to a Rex LITE unit. The Part Numbers, MPC-800 and MPC-300, will transition to MPC-L82 and MPC-L33, respectively. Schonstedt will continue to provide support for XTpc products through the end of the three year warranty period. For more information on any of our great locators, or to find which option is the best for you, reach out to our Customer Support Team at 1-888-367-7014 or…

Demining teams briefed on using Schonstedt UXO Locators

Schonstedt Magnetic Locators Support Somalia Demining Efforts

In collaboration with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), four Magnetic Locators from Schonstedt Instrument Company have deployed to Somalia, approximately 6 miles north of the nation’s capital, Mogadishu, to locate explosive remnants of war (ERW). Demining teams briefed on using Schonstedt UXO Locators (Magnetic Locators) during Battle Area Clearance in Daynile. Photo credit: UNMAS Somalia Searcher detected ERW using Schonstedt UXO Locator (Magnetic Locator) on the spot in Daynile. Photo Credit: UNMAS Somalia About the Site The Daynile district, located in the Banaadir region of Somalia, encompasses the northern outskirts of the nation’s capital, Mogadishu. Approximately 6 miles…

Spot Membrane Switch

Spot the improvements?

When Schonstedt customers talk, our engineers listen. The new changes we made to the Spot magnetic locator aren’t ground-breaking. They just make our next generation “yellow stick” a little better, and your locating job a little easier. Spot now comes with a new anti-roll guard, an improved control panel, and with the implementation of “gain memory”, the gain setting is memorized when the unit is turned off. >> Learn more about “Spot 2.0” on our Website  

Rex, the ultra-lightweight, super portable, multi-frequency Pipe & Cable Locator

Rex Just Got An Upgrade 

Rex — the ultra-lightweight, super portable, multi-frequency Pipe & Cable Locator — just got even better! Larger Display on the Transmitter Improved icons and a larger LCD on the transmitter provide greater clarity and legibility. Software Enhancements on the Receiver On the receiver, we’ve improved the feedback provided when adjusting the Gain. Click here to learn more about Rex.

RD5100H20+ Precision Pipe & Cable Locator

Schonstedt is Now Offering the Radiodetection 5100H2O+

In partnership with Radiodetection, Schonstedt Instrument Company is proud to welcome the RD5100H2O+ Precision Pipe & Cable Locator to the Schonstedt family of underground locating equipment. The RD5100H2O+ brings several innovative features to Schonstedt’s pipe & cable line. iLOC™ allows the operator to control the transmitter remotely using the receiver 4k CD* (Current Direction) allows the operator to accurately identify the correct pipe or cable cable among a number of other parallel pipes or cables StrikeAlert™ provides visual and audio warnings of shallow cables to further reduce the risk of accidents     Learn more about the RD5100H2O+ Precision Pipe and Cable locator by…

Get Kids Into Survey Forestry Poster Ga-52Cx Locator

Get Kids Into Survey!

Elaine Ball Ltd. has developed a series of 5 posters to support their mission of “Raising the standards within the Geospatial Industry Globally”. Can you spot the Schonstedt in the “Forestry” poster, shown above? (hint: click here to see a closeup view of this poster) You can order all 5 posters FREE on their Website: (you pay only for postage)

Happy Anniversary Schonstedt

We’re 66 and 1!

On March 1, 2018, SPX Corporation’s Radiodetection business announced the acquisition of Schonstedt Instrument Company. While Schonstedt is an industry leader in magnetic locators, Radiodetection is an industry leader in pipe and cable locators. The combination of our two world-class businesses creates an even stronger organization, and we’re very excited for what the future holds. This spring marks both our 66th anniversary in business, and the 1st anniversary of teaming up with Radiodetection and parent company SPX. Here’s to many more decades of making great underground locators together!