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United Nations Mali Deminer Uses Schonstedt Magnetic Locator GA-72Cd for UXO Clearance and Detection

Schonstedt Featured in International Mine Awareness Day Events

Schonstedt senior management—along with Schonstedt instruments—will be well represented at events in New York and Washington surrounding this year’s International Mine Awareness Day on April 4, 2022. At the UN’s General Assembly building, a symposium on mine action titled “Safe Ground, Safe Steps, Safe Home”, hosted by the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), will highlight a day of interactive exhibits and presentations by leading figures and organizations in the mine action community. On Tuesday, April 5, Schonstedt will be recognized by the HALO Trust, a world leader in landmine/explosives-clearing, for their “humanitarian leadership” at an event on Capitol Hill…

Schonstedt Radiodetection Sensors Software Exhibit at Utility Expo

CGA Expo: October 12 – 15, 2021

Schonstedt, Radiodetection, and Sensors & Software are exhibiting our underground locating solutions at CGA Expo in Orlando, Florida from October 12 – 15, 2021. Meet our team and demo our products @ Booth #101 at the Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld.    

Locate Buried Utilities Before Digging

Schonstedt, Radiodetection, and Sensors & Software Exhibit Together at The Utility Expo

Visit us at Booth # E1032 The risks associated with accidentally hitting a buried pipe or cable are high. Prevent damage by accurately locating all buried pipes and cables prior to excavation with our broad range of solutions. Covering more than 30 acres, The Utility Expo is the largest event for utility professionals and construction contractors seeking the latest industry technologies, innovations, and trends. Radiodetection, Schonstedt and Sensors & Software will be exhibiting our products at The Utility Expo in Louisville, KY from September 28-30, 2021.   For more information, visit:

SPX Announces Purchase of Sensors & Software Inc.

  CHARLOTTE, N.C., November 12th , 2020 /Globe Newswire/ — SPX Corporation (NYSE:SPXC) today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Sensors & Software Inc. (“Sensors & Software”), based in Mississauga, Ontario.  Sensors & Software is a manufacturer and distributor of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) products used for locating underground utilities, detecting unexploded ordinance, and geotechnical and geological investigations.   “We are excited about Sensors & Software joining the SPX team” said Gene Lowe, President and CEO of SPX Corporation. “Sensors & Software is a leader in GPR applications, with a strong brand, technology and user base that make…

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…

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…

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!

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…