Locating In Action

Video, news and features of Schonstedt locators on the job.

Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Locators Deployed to Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)

Since the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s independence in 1960, the country has been locked in a spiral of armed conflict that has resulted in nationwide contamination of explosive hazards. The United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) has been present in the DRC since 2002, supporting the National Mine Action Authority (CCLAM) in coordinating the survey and clearance activities of suspected hazardous areas identified throughout the country. In August 2018, the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative (SHDI) deployed ten (10) locators to the DRC to aid in the detection of buried landmines, explosive remnants of war (ERW) and other unexploded ordnance…


Schonstedts at work in Baku

AS REPORTED BY AZERNEWS 06/27/17 — By Rashid Shirinov An unexploded 76-millimeter artillery shell was detected in the Sabunchu district of Baku on the territory called ‘Gulchuluk state farm’ while inspecting a garden, the Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) told Trend on June 26. ANAMA took the detected ammunition from the territory to defuse it. In general, ANAMA specialists detected 5,780 unexploded ordnance, as well as 191 anti-tank and 30 anti-personnel mines, in Azerbaijan since early 2017. >Read the full story here


New Field Training Video Page

You asked for it, you got it! Now you can access the field training video clips you need from your mobile device. This new library of clips uses “responsive design” to optimize viewing of the most requested training segments. Click here to access the page

Is Maggie YOUR New Best Friend?

Reports from the field are in, and users of the new Maggie—especially surveyors—are loving this new pistol-grip locator! Maggie combines the best features of two flagship Schonstedt products: the sensitivity and precision of the GA-52Cx, and the single-handed operation of the GA-92XT. Also getting rave reviews is Maggie the Mascot, our canine companion trained to sniff out underground ferrous metals! Learn more about Maggie here!

SHDI in Azerbaijan

The Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative (SHDI) continues to help save lives in countries that need it the most. Here’s a recent posting from the Azeri News Agency (APA). Baku – APA. Azerbaijan National Agency for Mine Action (ANAMA) on Wednesday released a report on the unexploded ordnances (UXO) discovered in the Terter district. According to the report, two UXOs, as well as the detonating fuse of a 122 mm artillery shell were seized as a result of the inspection conducted at five explosion sites in the Jamilli village of Terter. In general, from 7 April to 22 June, ANAMA inspected…

Magnetic Locating Video Goes Viral!

Working directly with video animators, the Schonstedt engineering team has produced a video that covers all the magnetic locating bases, step by step, in just over 3 minutes. Enjoy! Click here to view this video and others in our Video Library.

Why did we make the switch?

Schonstedt Customers are Asking: Why Did You Make the Switch? When we introduced the GA-92XT series back in 2002, we really didn’t know how customers would react to a pistol-grip locator that extends and retracts and can be carried in a holster. Well it’s now 2016 and professional locators all over the world have “made their move” to the XTd, and today it stands as the #1 magnetic locator of choice for all-around use. But at Schonstedt, we’re not known for standing still, so our engineers went to work and made the switch: a new membrane switch with signal strength…

New Maggie Users Report: Thumbs WAY up!

It looks like the new Maggie is meeting—and exceeding—all expectations. Here’s what Teena Sinclair, Purchasing Manager at Portland’s PPI Group and Schonstedt Dealer, had to say: “I am so happy about the results of my Maggie test! When the Maggie test opportunity came up, I knew the perfect person to try it but also knew that he could easily give me a thumbs down. He has a great eye for detail, is a perfectionist and isn’t afraid to say what he thinks! For me, his endorsement gives me all the confidence that I need to sell this product!” The Maggie…