Future I-160 - High resolution metal detector

All of our metal detectors and geophysical detecting instruments are part of the "FS - Future Series", a line of our latest technology to detect buried objects and underground structures. Beside the measuring instruments it includes our 3D software which assures a detailed analysis of the measured results.

Controller and Power Pack of Future I-160 metal detector
Controller and Power Pack of Future I-160 metal detector
An operator is using Future I-160 metal detector to locate underground utilities
An operator is using Future I-160 metal detector to locate underground utilities
The Future I-160 metal detector detects steel pipelines, water pipes, storm drains and gas pipes
The Future I-160 metal detector detects steel pipelines, water pipes, storm drains and gas pipes
Graphical view of a cavity (blue color, left) and a metal object (red color, right).
Graphical view of a cavity (blue color, left) and a metal object (red color, right).

Made in Germany
Made in Germany

Tested and certified by one of theleading technical experts in GermanyView Certificate
Tested and certified by one of the
leading technical experts in Germany

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Wireless data transmission
Wireless data transmission

Compliance with the CE policies
Compliance with the CE policies

The Future I-160 metal detector is able to detect different ground structures and natural features of the ground. It's a professional metal detecting instrument with a 50 cm long multi-sensor antenna. Inside are 16 elliptical area multipoint sensors (EAMS) with a resolution of 0,015 uT and a sampling rate of 50 Hz. This very unique multi-sensor array is able to reflect scanned ground data in a graphical representation within the Visualizer 3D software. Thus the device is able to detect different structures and natural features of the ground like for example:

  • metal canisters, tanks, boxes
  • voids, backfillings, grave chambers, caves and tombs
  • steel pipes and water conduits
  • water deposits

The Future I-160 metal detector is a professional measuring instrument with a very high resolution antenna of 50 cm width. Compared to the Future 2005 with its 100 cm antenna the Future I-160 has a four times higher density of measured data. Compared to the Earth Imager with its 16x lower resolution the device is most suitable for the professional archeological and industrial use. This fact is reflected also in the graphical representation inside the software Visualizer 3D.

Display of an underground mining tunnel in Visualizer 3D software.
Display of an underground mining tunnel in Visualizer 3D software.

Tested and certified by one of theleading technical experts in GermanyView Certificate
Tested and certified by one of the
leading technical experts in Germany

View Certificate

Wireless data transmission
Wireless data transmission

Compliance with the CE policies
Compliance with the CE policies

Detailed graphics are the basis for an exact determination of the size and depth of objects. Because of the compact form of the antenna the device is not only usable for the measurement in even ground conditions. Besides the usual graphical representation the device provides two more particularities. On the one hand it makes buried object immediately visible with the horizontal live picture and on the other hand a typified ultrasound scan can be created with the vertical antenna.

The device includes the following functionality:

  • accoustical magnetometer
  • high resolution ground scans in 3D
  • live picture with horizontal ground scan antenna
  • live picture with vertical pin pointing antenna
  • graphical analysis on a computer

Because of the integrated microprocessor technology ground balance, depth measurement and data storage will be performed automatically by the Future I-160 metal detector. The evaluation of the measured data takes place at the computer where the scanned area can be analyzed in a three-dimensional graphic with the help of the software Visualizer 3D.

Additional Downloads

{__DESCRIPTION} User's Manual (english)
Filesize: 4.41 MB
{__DESCRIPTION} Benutzerhandbuch (deutsch)
Filesize: 4.42 MB

Here we present you some discoveries, which has been located with this geophysical metal detecting instrument. If you also made a discovery or know somebody who made a fantastic finding with our metal detectors, just write us an email or use our online form!

Dugout from World War I detected

Dugout from World War I detected

Geophysical investigations with the metal detectors Future I-160 and eXp 4000 over an unimpressive field in Belgium unearthed astonishing discoveries. For 90 years it was hidden deep under the surface of the Belgium ground but now the underground bunker system is explored by british scientists. This is the start of an exciting time travel back into the time of World War I ...


Gemstones and jewelries has been metal detected in Florida, USA

Gemstones and jewelries has been metal detected in Florida, USA

In 2008 an amazing discovery has been made in the United States by using our device Future I-160. Some group of treasure hunters detected a buried brass canon, filled with jewelries and gemstones. Next to it a beautiful jade dragon has been detected.


Future I-160 locates remains of war material

Future I-160 locates remains of war material

On a field in the UK different objects like ammunition, crockery, remains of fighter planes and even old documents has been found with the geophysical detector Future I-160. Under comprehensive supervision of historians the valuable findings has been excavated and filed. One of the most valuable and interesting items was a well preserved china plate from AJ Wilkinson LTD.


Future I-160 locates remains of a fighter plane

Future I-160 locates remains of a fighter plane

An incredible discovery has been made with the Future I-160 in the city of London, near to Buckingham Palace! With presence of pilot Sgt. Ray Holmes scientist Malcolm Weale, managing director of Geofizz LTD., discovered the engine of a hurricane fighter plane crashed during the Second World War. Channel Five programme reported live that Malcolm's geophysical measuring instrument was so accurate that the hole dug for the crashed plane was not even one foot out.


Future I-160 detects golden stone

Future I-160 detects golden stone

With the help of the geophyiscal measuring instrument Future I-160 this golden stone has been found.


The following technical indications are medial values. During operation small variations are quite possible.

Control unit

Operating temperature   0 °C - 70 °C
Storage temperature   -20 °C - 60 °C
Air humidity   5 % - 75 %
Waterproof   No
Dimensions (H x W x D)   430 mm x 150 mm x 260 mm
Weight   about 3 kg
Voltage   12 VDC
Processor   Motorola, 32 MHz
Resolution (magnetometer mode)   0,015 uT

Data transmission (Bluetooth)

Technology   Bluetooth
Frequency   2.4 – 2.4835 GHz
Maximum Transfer Rate   1 Mbps
Receiving Sensitivity   -85 dBm
Maximum Range   approx. 100 m

Computer, minimum requirements

CD-ROM drive   minimum 4x
Interface (Data transmission)   USB
Free disk space   minimum 50 MB
Working memory (RAM)   minimum 256 MB
Graphic card   minimum 128 MB, OpenGL-compatible
Processor   minimum 1.2 GHz
Operating system   Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10


In the following table you can see the complete delivery contents and all optional accessories.
The used symbols have the following signification:

x times includedx   = x times included   not included   = not included   optional available, only for additional charge   = optional available, only for additional charge

Description
3D software ( "Visualizer 3D" ) Yes1
Control chip Yes2
Control unit Yes1
Headphones Yes1
Horizontal probe with 16 sensors Yes1
Power Pack incl. charger and travel adapter Yes2
Telescopic rod assembly Yes1
Ultrasound probe with 16 sensors ( 3m ) Yes1
USB bluetooth dongle Yes1
User's manual Yes1
Waterproof and shock resistant Peli case Yes1
Windows Tablet PC Yes1

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