Large Loop Technology is a trend setting development in the field of battle area clearance and EOD. It is introduced into humanitarian and commercial battle area clearance in UK, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Vietnam, Cambodia, France, Angola and Laos where large areas have to be inspected and cleared of munitions in short time.
UPEX® 740 M is as easy to use as a conventional mine detector. Detection signals are easy to interpret and no advanced training is required for the operators. The UPEX® detector applies the eddy current Pulse Induction principle for the detection of metal components in UXO. The device can be adjusted to various types of non-co-operative soils and to suppress surface bound small fragmentation.
|Power supply:||8 x dry batteries 1,5 Volts LR 14 C-cell or 8 rechargeable batteries 1,2 V 2,8 Ah|
|Operation time:||55h in Pos. low, 25h in Pos. high (LR14)35h in Pos. low, 17 h in Pos. high (NiMH)|
|Dimensions:Elektroncs unitBattery containerSearch loop||270 x 90 x 70 mm290 x 105 x 50 mmø 255 cm|
|Weight:FrameElektroncs unitBattery container||2,5 kg0,9 kg1,1 kg|
The sturdy electronics unit is compact, lightweight and splash water proof. Target acquisition is indicated by audio alarm and by galvanometer reading. Detection results can be stored in a Data Logger for plotting or further processing by software. Different indication characteristics can be selected to suit adverse working conditions.
UPEX® is also available for underwater use or with vehicles.
The PI operation principle is suitable for use in saltwater and offers a high detection factor of approx. 3.
The detection range factor calculates the detection distance of a ferrous metal object, which corresponds in size to that of the search head. The factor of three would mean that a search head sized object would be detected at a distance which corresponds to three times of the diameter given the detector is set to high sensitivity and the measurement is carried out in air.
Detection ranges in air are just an indication for the system sensitivity and should not be confused with the detection range achieved on objects buried in soil as the local search conditions have an influence on the achievable results.