The MD-01 is a high performance Hand Held Metal Detector designed to meet the exact requirements of the security industry. Typical uses will include body search for offensive weapons in crowd control, airport and border security, checking parcels and letters for metal objects and anywhere that hidden metal needs to be detected.


  • The MD-01 operates on one 9volt standard or rechargeable battery. To install the battery slide off the battery cover and place the battery into its compartment while matching the +/- symbols.
  • Turn the unit on by pushing the on/off switch until it clicks on and the green LED is visible. The detector is now operational although an increase in sensitivity and depth range can be achieved by turning the sensitivity adjuster until the red LED is on and a constant audio tune is heard. Turn the sensitivity adjuster (anti-clockwise) until the red LED just goes out and the tone fades. The detector is now tuned for optimum sensitivity and depth range.
  • Holding the unit with the detection face towards the surface, sweep backwards and forwards continuously at a height of 10-30 mm above the area to be scanned.
  • The presence of metal will be indicated by the audio warning tone and the red light coming on. If the detector is held still over a metal object the detection signal will automatically reduce, therefore it is important that the unit is continually scanning the surface when in use.


The sensitivity of the detector is determined primarily by the size, shape and composition of the object to be detected.

Typical performance figures are given below:

Object Low Sensitivity Optimum Sensitivity
38 Calibre handgun PenKnife Razor blade
15cm 10cm 5cm
20cm 15cm 10cm

Low Sensitivity Operations

Press the low sensitivity switch during detection, the detector will then only respond to bigger metal objects such as a hand gun, knife etc and will not respond to small metals such as a coin, key, hairpin etc. Do not release the low sensitivity switch until you complete low sensitivity detection.

Rechargeable Battery Life

  • You must use a 9-volt rechargeable battery to power the detector
  • It takes four (4) to six (6) hours to fully charge the battery. The battery charger socket is located at the side of the detector.

The detector is equipped with a vibrator button also located at the side of the detector. Vibration function should be used in noisy work situations or in places where the operator does not wish for the audio tune to be heard in his surrounding area. Press this button, vibrator works; release it, audio tune works.


  • Power Voltage – 9V Standard or Rechargeable Battery
  • Power – 270mW
  • Operating Frequency – 22KHz
  • Operating Current – <50mA
  • Operating Voltage – 7V-9V
  • Operating Temperature – -5C° to +55C°
  • Net Weight – 390 grams (excluding battery)
  • Dimensions – 41(L) X 8.5(W) X 4.5(H) cm
Security Metal Detectors


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Sanwest Pty Ltd was established in 1987 when the Equipment Division of Mitchell Cotts Engineering was sold to the then Manager Mr Ken Hollick. With other existing personnel who had a long association with Australian industry, the new company was established to continue marketing the products to the Australian mining and process industries.


60 Beringarra Ave
Malaga, WA 6090

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PO Box 3127
Malaga, WA 6945


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