General Information

The Vallon VMH3CS detector is designed to meet the very specific needs of the mine clearance professionals in military and humanitarian demining scenarios.

Its mechanical design ensures a comfortable use on a daily routine basis. VMH3CS is especially recommended in areas with severe laterite conditions or single mineralized stones.

The modern DMPI technology (Digital Magnetic Pulse Induction), and the cable free design is the logical result from close cooperation with military, humanitarian and commercial mine clearance personnel.

The operating length of the VMH3CS can be adjusted during operation in just a few seconds. The extreme short length for prone position meets the special requirements of the professional deminers all over the world.

Technical Specifications


Power supply : 3 ea. 1.5 V standard batteries D-size or 3 ea. 1.24 V rechargeable battery KR35/62
Battery life : approx. 30 hours depending on battery type and SOIL program
Sweeping speed : 0.2 - 1.5 m/s — standard 0 - 0.2 m/s — pinpointing
Operation temperature
: -31° C to +63° C
Storage temperature
: -51° C to +71° C
Environmental According to MIL STD 810F conditions
: : 501.4-II, 502.4-I, 502.4-II, 503.4, 506.4-III, 514.5 C1
Search programs
: 2 soil programs (normal, mineralized)
Metal alarm
: acoustic via loudspeaker or earphones visual via LED-bargraph vibration alarm
Power line suppression
: automatic
up to 4 meters


Search head (slim) : 308 x 170 mm ±5 mm
UXO search head (Option) : 615 mm Ø ± 5 mm
Stick probe (Option) : 40 mm Ø ±5 mm
length : 445mm +/- 5mm
with slim search head : min. 920 mm ±5 mm, max. 1260 mm ±5 mm
with UXO search head (Option) : min. 984 mm ±5 mm max. 1324 mm ±5 mm
with stick probe (Option) : min. 935 mm ±5 mm max. 1278 mm ±5 mm
Backpack with slim search head : approx. 550 x 280 x150 mm
Carry bag UXO search head (Option) : approx. 660 x 700 x 110 mm
Hard case (Option) : approx. 555 x 350 x 230 mm


Complete detector set during operation (with batteries) with slim search head : approx. 2.5 kg
with UXO search head (Option) : approx. 2.9 kg
with stick probe (Option) : approx. 2.4 kg

Transport weight* in field backpack

: approx. 3.4 kg
Transport weight* in hard case : approx. 9 kg (incl. field backpack)



- military mine detection applications

- police mine detection applications

- border security/clearance applications

- field mine clearance applications