Minelab places great emphasis on its operator and technician training support to customers. All Minelab Countermine staff are accredited instructors and qualified in adult education techniques.
Emphasis is placed on "hands on" practical instruction with the complexity of theoretical instruction dependent on the role of the student..
Minelab will provide its highly experienced instructors to any location to provide "Train the Trainer" sessions.
Operator and maintenance training documentation can be downloaded on this page for the following mine and IED detectors:
Due to the ease of use of the F3 mine detector and the low requirement for spare parts, tools, equipment and maintenance the requirement for training at all levels is minimal.
Levels of Maintenance for the F3 mine detector comprise:
Level 1 maintenance includes replacement of all major components and most minor components of the F3 mine detector. This level of maintenance can be conducted at demining field sites or local depots if required. Level 1 maintenance includes full functional testing of the detector and does not require any specialized facilities but does require the F3 Service Tool Kit.
Level 2 maintenance encompasses Level 1 maintenance plus repairs to the earset earphone and coil socket replacement. This level of maintenance requires basic electronic workshop facilities and the F3 Service Tool Kit.
Level 3 maintenance encompasses Level 1 and Level 2 maintenance, plus electronics pack PCB repair. Level 3 repairs are only conducted at Minelab's repair workshops located in Australia, Ireland and the USA.
The MDS-10 combines unique Metal Detection (MD) and Ground Penetration Radar (GPR) technologies to provide superior results in the detection of metal and non-metal targets including:
MDS-10 Detect Screen Overview
MDS-10 Enabling the Sensors
MDS-10 Ground Balance Procedure
MDS-10 Noise Cancel Procedure
MDS-10 Skyshot Procedure
MDS-10 Volume & Sensor Sensitivity
MDS-10 Pause & Screen Brightness
MDS-10 Night Vision & Tactical Mode
MDS-10 GPR Start/Stop Gates
MDS-10 GPR Detection Threshold
The MF5 is a lightweight and compact detector designed for operator comfort and ease of use. The MF5 is suitable for Non-Government Organisations (NGO) and military clearance operations.
Minelab’s unique Simultaneous Multi-Frequency Digital technology results in the MF5 providing superior detection capabilities by combining the advantages of Pulse Induction and Continuous Wave technologies.
MODULE 1: MF5 Introduction
MODULE 1.1: Detecting Set Contents
MODULE 2: Inserting the Batteries
MODULE 2.1: Unfolding the Detector
MODULE 2.2: Folding the Detector
MODULE 2.3: Operating Configurations
MODULE 3: User Interface Overview
MODULE 3.1: Operations Settings
MODULE 4: Standard Procedure
MODULE 4.1: Noise Cancel
MODULE 4.2: Target Alert Responses
MODULE 4.3: Alert Responses & Heartbeat Ticks
MODULE 4.4: Tactical Mode
MODULE 5: Detection Mode
MODULE 5.1: Sensor Overload
MODULE 5.2: Interrogation Mode
MODULE 5.3: Pinpoint Mode
MODULE 6: Search Technique
MODULE 6.1: Locating the Target
MODULE 6.2: Sensor Head Null Zone
MODULE 6.3: Target Edge Mapping
MODULE 6.4: Target Pinpointing
MODULE 6.5: Operating Multiple Detectors in Close Proximity