Recommended FM256 Systems and
A single FM256 is supplied with a robust padded carry case for transportation, instruction manual, a data dump lead, a universal charger with adapter pins sets, a set of balance alignment tools, a screwdriver and a battery holder for alkaline batteries. The carrying case has compartments designed for the standard items provided plus compartments for any additional items.
The FM256 manual is very comprehensive and provides all the information you need, even for non-technical users new to magnetic surveying. It includes chapters on system assembly, operation, field procedure, data processing, troubleshooting and several appendices. Most users find our manuals more than sufficient for their needs, but if you require additional support this is always available.
Dual FM256 systems are supplied with a carry case which allows for the transportation of two instruments together with a double set of accessories. The carry case also has a compartment to take the legs of the CF6 dual carrying frame. For upgrades from single FM256 to dual FM256 systems this carrying case can be supplied as an optional extra to accommodate two instruments (moulded sensor tube only).
An optional external hand-log key, with a 1.2m lead, is available for manual logging or for controlling the integral sample trigger if preferred. A carrying frame, complete with legs and spare parts for the dual gradiometer system is available - see Dual Gradiometer System for details. Spare rechargeable NiMH battery packs are also available
Program Geoplot provides excellent data capture, processing, analysis, graphics, interpretation and presentation facilities. To realise the full potential of magnetometer data, sophisticated data processing and analysis is essential. Geoplot software provides this support in the FM256 system. The processing facilities are especially recommended for tidying up any data collection defects. The merge facilities are required for dual gradiometer systems..