Detectors Areas of Application Unexploded Ordnance (UXO) VMX10 – Large Loop Metal Detector

VMX10 – Large Loop Metal Detector

Large Loop Metal Detector for Detecting UXO

  • Standard configuration with 1 x 1 m, 2 x 1 m or 2 x 2 m coil sizes
  • Ergonomic electronics unit with OLED display
  • Highly efficient soil compensation
  • Works on strongly mineralized soils
  • Selection of 14 delay-steps for suppression of interfering factors
  • Interface for data-logging with optional available VALLON hard- and software
  • Optional wheeled carrier for one-man operation

The VMX10 large loop metal detector is a flexible system for locating unexploded ordnance.

The size of the VMX10 search coil can be configured based on various object and search requirements, e. g. 1 x 1 m, 2 x 1 m or 2 x 2 m. The detection properties depend on the coil configuration here.

The ergonomics of the electronics unit have been developed specifically for high comfort and long work days. The built-in multi language OLED display is also extremely user-friendly. Green LEDs insure best visibility in bright daylight conditions.

The selection of 14 delay-steps ensures a higher detection reliability through the suppression of interference e.g. by small clutter.

In addition, the user can choose between 40 operating channels to suppress environmental factors such as other detectors of the same type. As a result, the VMX10 offers optimal conditions for smooth searching. Thanks to the integrated soil compensation feature, this applies both to heavily mineralized and magnetic soils

The VMX10 allows for operation using a rechargeable battery or optional 4 D-size batteries.

Suitable for following searches ...

UXO :  Ideally suited for searching for relatively large metal parts of all kinds (such as unexploded ordnance, submunitions, etc.) down to great depths.
  • Technical Data


    Active search coil
    1 x 1 m (3.28 x 3.28 ft)
    2 x 1 m (6.56 x 3.28 ft)
    2 x 2 m (6.56 x 6.56 ft)

    Alarm signal
    Visual (LED) / Audio

    IP68, 1 m (1 h at 20°C)


    112.5 x 41 x 35.5 cm (44.29 x 16.14 x 13.97 in)

    *Tolerance ± 3 %

    Ambient temperature

    -31°C – + 63°C (-24°F – +145°F)

    Storage temperature

    -51°C – +71°C (-60°F – +160°F)


    Control unit with VAP3 rechargeable battery pack – Standard
    1.28 kg (2.82 lbs)

    Control unit with / without standard battery
    1.71 kg (3.77 lbs) / 0.82 kg (1.80 lbs)

    Search coil with shoulder harness and connecting cable
    1 x 1 m: 3.47 kg (7.65 lbs)
    2 x 1 m: 4.53 kg (9.98 lbs)
    2 x 2 m: 5.20 kg (11.46 lbs)

    Basic package – Detector in case including standard scope of delivery
    22.4 kg (49.4 lbs)

    *Tolerance ± 10 %

    Disposable/rechargeable battery

    1 x VAP3 7.4 V/5.4 Ah lithium polymer rechargeable battery – Standard

    4 x Mono LR20 1.5 V alkaline battery
    4 x Mono HR20 1.2 V NiMH rechargeable battery

    Disposable/rechargeable battery operating time*

    VAP3 lithium polymer rechargeable battery: About 8 h – 22 h

    Alkaline batteries: About 4 – 38 h
    NiMH rechargeable batteries (10,000 mAh): About 12 – 38 h

    *Ambient temperature of about 20 °C, LR20: Varta Industrial, HR20: NiMH rechargeable batteries, VAP3 – Depending on pulse strength.

    Subject to changes that serve technical progress.
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  • Scope of Delivery

    Basic package VMX10 | Item No. 2003220010
    Metal detector VMX10, Case, Control unit, Detection cable, Carrier system, Connection cable control unit, Headset, 2 x Rechargeable battery block VAP3, Charger VAP3, Charging cable for 12 V/24V vehicle plug socket, Battery compartment VBH10, 4 x Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, Power adapter for battery charger VAP3, Universal power plug adapter, 24 x Velcro fastening tape, Carrying belt control unit, Neck strap control unit VMX10, Bag for small parts, 2 x Hand strap search coil, 2 x Shoulder strap search coil, 3 x Velcro tape, Operation manual, Field manual

  • Parts/Accessories

    • Item No. 2903220510Z VMXV1 – Wheeled Carrier Wheeled Carrier for VMX10 Large Loop Metal Detector
    • Item No. 2903220190 Case VMX10 Rugged case for storage and safe transport of the detector
    • Item No. 2903220420 Case electronics VMX10 Compact case for the transport of the control unit with accessories (without search coil)
    • Item No. 2903220200 Carrier system VMX10 Allows the customized configuration of the seach coil
    • Item No. 2903220170 Control unit VMX10 Control unit for detector operation and data display
    • Item No. 8903220450 Belt control unit VMX10 For control unit operation
    • Item No. 29E3220020 Strap Retainer VMX10 Allows the safe fastening of the carrying strap to the carrier system
    • Item No. 8702010003 Neck strap control unit VMX10 For control unit operation
    • Item No. 8903220390 Buckle for hand and shoulder strap VMX10 Buckle for the attachement at the search coil to use the hand or shoulder straps
    • Item No. 2903220181 Detection cable VMX10 Detection cable for the detection of metal and fixation on the carrying system VMX10
    • Item No. 2503220040 Connection cable control unit VMX10 For the connection of the detection cable and the control unit VMX10
    • Item No. 2903220270 Headphone VMX10 Lightweight watertight and non magnetic on-ear headphone for use in a noisy environment
    • Item No. 8903220250 Hand strap search head VMX10 Short hand strap for the search coil
    • Item No. 8903220380 Shoulder strap search coil VMX10 Long shoulder strap for carrying the search coil
    • Item No. 9150005036 Bag for small parts VMX10 Fabric bag for small parts
    • Item No. 9140003034 Velcro fastening tape Velcro tape for fastening the detection cable to the carrying system
    • Item No. 9140003031 Velcro tape 20 cm For simple fastening of the detection cable
    • Item No. 2902830035 Rechargable battery block VAP3 Rechargeable Li-Po battery block
    • Item No. 2902830066 Battery compartment VBH10 Battery compartment allows the operation of the detector with batteries LR20 or alternatively with rechargeable batteries HR 20
    • Item No. 2902830018 Battery charger VAP3 For charging the battery block VAP3
    • Item No. 2902440126 Power adapter for battery charger VAP3 Adapter connection for the battery charger VAP3
    • Item No. 2502440006 Charging cable for 12V/24V vehicle plug socket Vehicle plug socket adapter for the battery charger VAP3
    • Item No. 9150006102 Universal power plug adapter Power plug adapter for worldwide use of the charger
    • Item No. 2805010000 Adjustment plate for brake screw Adjustment plate for tightening the brake screw of the search coil and for fixing the carrying strap of VMX10
    • Item No. 5910001006 Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20 Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 5910001006S4 Alkaline battery 1.5 V Mono LR20, 4 ea. Standard battery (not rechargeable)
    • Item No. 2405350010 EVA4mobile® – Integrated license in combination with field computer VFC4.1
    • Item No. 2005350001 VFC4.1 – Small Field Computer for EVA4mobile® Handy field computer (Android operating system) with accessories in a compact case
    • Item No. 2009080000 EVA4mobile® – Bluetooth® Beacon for temporary license activation
    • Item No. 2009090000 EVA4ALL® Evaluation Software for Surface and Borehole Survey
    • Item No. 8903220310 Operation manual VMX10 Detailed operation information
    • Item No. 8903220320 Field manual VMX10 Extremley compact operation information

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