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Vivax-Metrotech
VM-880 Ferrous Metal Detector

Vivax-Metrotech VM-880 Metal DetectorIn our ever changing landscape, important assets can be buried making searching for them both difficult and time consuming. Valve and manhole covers are often lost after ground work activities, re-surfacing or after heavy snow falls. Buried boundary markers can also be difficult to find. Most of these items are manufactured using magnetic or ferrous materials. These can be detected using the VM-880. As it detects only ferrous materials, aluminium cans etc are rejected. Download the brochure

The simple audio and visual user interface has been designed to minimize training requirements while the latest technologies are employed to ensure maximum sensitivity and depth range. screen shot of VM-880 display

Particular attention has been made to ensuring the weight of the VM-880 is minimized, at just 1.54lbs (0.7kg), it is by far the lightest in its class. This has been achieved without compromise to strength. The submersible carbon fiber antenna tube is both lightweight and provides maximum protection to sensitive sensors. Key features such as field polarity, 50/60Hz warning, continuous battery level, signal strength indicators and one touch sensitivity control include all the latest features required by an ever demanding customer base.       

The VM-880 is the latest revision of the ever popular 880 ferrous metal locator.

Vivax-Metrotech VM-880 ferrous metal detector in useThe VM-880 features:

  • Dot matrix LCD 
  • Audio and visual signal strength indicator
  • Very Lightweight 1.54lbs (0.7kg)
  • Ultra strong carbon fiber antenna tube
  • Water resistant antenna tube 
  • High sensitivity
  • 28hr battery life from just 2 x AA batteries
  • Continuous battery level indication
  • One touch auto sensitivity control with manual incremental control
  • 60/50Hz power signal warning
  • Soft carry bag supplied as standard