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Schonstedt and Radiodetection: A Winning Combination

We’re excited to announce that we’re becoming part of the SPX Family! 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 will create an even stronger organization, and we’re very excited for what the future holds! In the short term, we will continue to operate both businesses as usual. Please continue to deal with your existing contacts within the company and reach out to us with any questions.…

Schonstedt 2017 Photo Contest Winning Entry

We Have a Contest Winner!

Congratulations to New Jersey’s own Frank Barrett, winner of the first Schonstedt Photo Contest, and recipient of a brand new Maggie Magnetic Locator. Frank writes:  “I’ve been a Treasure Hunter for over 30 years and I have been fascinated with all aspects of underground locating all my life. I’ve used my Schonstedt GA-52Cx Magnetic Locator for over 20 years to find Iron and Steel objects such as cannon balls, swords, old railroad items, (spikes, tracks) and other historical and valuable items. My new Schonstedt Maggie will replace my old GA-52Cx.” See all the finalists’ entries on Schonstedt FaceBook and Twitter…

The Wait is Over—Rex is Here!

We’re thrilled to announce the launch of Rex, Schonstedt’s newest pipe & cable locator aimed at locating all underground utilities. Rex is a multi-frequency locator with the price tag of a single-frequency locator. The transmitter is less than 2 inches thick and weighs less than 4 pounds. Both the receiver and transmitter fit into a custom shoulder bag. And it’s so ruggedly built that it comes with an industry-leading 3 year warranty. The first of its kind, Rex is also being offered as a Multi-Purpose Combo Kit (MPC-Rex) that includes a GA-92XTd Magnetic Locator and a Rex Multi-Frequency Pipe &…

Surveying Scholarship Awarded

We are very pleased to announce the award of the 2017 Schonstedt Scholarship in Surveying to Joshua Koehler, of St. Cloud State University, MN. The $2,000 scholarship is administered by the National Society of Professional Surveyors in Frederick, MD as part of their annual $350,000 scholarship program. Way to go Josh!


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

10 Locators shipped to Palau for SHDI

On April 6, 2017, ten GA-72Cd’s were shipped to Palau through the Schonstedt Humanitarian Demining Initiative. Palau is an island nation located in the Pacific Ocean that continues to be impacted by WWII-era unexploded ordnance (UXO). The island became infiltrated with buried UXO as a result of fighting between the United States and Japanese forces in 1944. The U.S has invested over $1.3 million in the cleanup. This particular shipment from Schonstedt Instrument Company was vetted through The Office of Weapons Removal and Abatement in the US State Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs (PM/WRA), shipped to Norwegian People’s Aid –…

Final Days of Nat’l Safe Digging Month!

It’s National Safe Digging Month – Grab the Schonstedt! From our friends at “Call 811”: Did you know failure to call 811 before digging results in damage to a buried utility once every 8 minutes across the United States? Ouch! Who wants to be part of that statistic? Every April (prime Dig Season), the folks at the Common Ground Alliance step up their “Call 811” promotional campaign, now in its 10th year. As they put it, “Damage prevention starts with one phone call, and since 2007 that phone number has been 811.” Learn more about CGA and 811:

It’s National Surveyors Week!

The history of surveying in America begins in our own back yard. Everyone knows that George Washington was both a founding father of our country and a founding surveyor of Virginia. But did you know that his youngest brother, Charles, had surveying skills of his own and even mapped out the town that took his name? Charles Town (in what is now West Virginia) is a stone’s throw down the pike from Schonstedt’s Kearneysville headquarters, where we continue to develop new surveying tools and technology that the Washington brothers could only dream of.