Since many Schiebel detectors have been in operation for more than 20 years, the company offers a kit that upgrades the older detectors to the latest technology in landmine detection equipment. This upgrade allows the user to retain the trusted and proven design of the AN-19/2 while increasing sensitivity and allowing operation of the detector in mineralized soils such as laterite and magnetite.
The upgrade consists of a new search head and a new electronics card which, once installed, allow the detector to act either as an AN-19/2 or an ATMID™ depending on which search head is used. In the pulse or AN-19/2 mode, the detector operates the same way as the original detector, yet with increased capacity in normal soils. In the continuous wave or ATMID™ mode, the detector uses new technology and a new search head to detect minimum-metal-content mines in even the most difficult mineralized soils. The upgrade combines both technologies into one detector to provide ultimate versatility in varied operating conditions.
The AN-19/2 upgrade provides an easy and cost-effective solution for equipment, which in many cases is out of date. The simple change guarantees the latest generation of technology, while maintaining the familiar characteristics of the most widely used detector in the world.