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Metal Detectors - Garrett PD6500i walk through metal detector

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When you need to scan lots of people quickly and efficiently for concealed weapons, or other metal objects:

Walkthrough Metal Detectors ( Search Arches ) provide the perfect solution.

A familiar feature at airports, sometimes seen at railway stations and other transport hubs, in top hotels, and many other locations: Walk Through Metal Detectors (WTMD) offer a full head-to-toe body-scan area enbling these practical units to detect metallic objects concealed on any part of the human body in a single pass through. 

Comprising of two vertical side panels plus a bolt on head panel, these mains powered metal detectors are simple to assemble and dismantle making them a practical option for static sites and for deployment at short term events such as pop concerts or sports events. These versatile units find application wherever large volumes of people need to be security scanned quickly and effectively with minimum fuss.

metaldec1Garrett PD6500i Metal Detector Arch

Designed to meet the latest and most demanding international regulatory standards for security metal detectors, this unit provides the ultimate in safety, throughput and reliability with preset programs to cover the most complete range of security applications currently available.  

The sensitivity of the versatile MD PD6500i can be set to pick up almost any metal object passing through it. Or, to minimise false alarms in queue situations, it can be set to pick up critical metal mass such as guns or knives, but to ignore smaller items such as keys. Simply select the most appropriate preset operating program to meet your needs, or set up your own programme. 

Walkthrough Metal Detector Arch

prod. ref. MD PD6500i

Internal Dimensions:(H x W x D) 2.0 x 0.76 x 0.58m

External Dimensions:(H x W x D) 2.2 x 0.9 x 0.58m

Weight:64 kg

Garrett PD6500i Key Features

  • Simple assembly using the four major components should take under 30 mins.
  • IP55 rated weatherproof design (operational temp; -20 C to +70 C).
  • 33 distinct sensor zones (3 vertical x 11 horizontal) with corresponding LED alerts for accurate pinpointing of target object.
  • 16 independent programs designed for all installation-specific requirements (including TSA and EMD Specs. - see right for  `Approvals & Testing`).
  • Unmatched discrimination of harmless items such as coins, jewellery, keys and other small metal objects.
  • Mains operated - fully automatic 100-240VAC  (12 hour battery backup)
  • Built in traffic counter tracks number of patrons passing through the unit, number of alarms (and calculates percentage).
  • Multiple units can be used in close proximity.
  • 24 months manufacturers warranty.

(Note: Product specifictations are subject to change without prior notice)

Garrett PD6500i Approvals & Testing


The MD PD6500i Arch type detector is Transportation Security Administration (TSA) qualified to meet the new detection requirements of its Enhanced Metal Detector (EMD) specifications for walk through metal detectors. Approved for use in the most demanding environments such as UK and US airports, prisons & court environments.

All of our metal detectors meet or exceed all industry safety and electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) standards and conform to international directives `CE`.

The Garrett PD6500i features a unique 33 zone target pinpointing system which instantly identifies the location of the detected weapon or other metallic object.

LED indicators on the exit side of the side panels illuminate to show the height of the object as well as indicating whether it is concealed on the left, right or centre section of the body.

Optional Garrett PD6500i Extras

 Adhesive feet - allows the unit to be bolted in place without permanent damage to floors

prod. ref. MD PD6500iF

Battery Backup - allows unit to operate during power failure or where mains power is not easily available

prod. ref. MD PD6500iB

Wheeled Dolly foot - allows easy movement of the unit between locations

prod. ref. MD PD6500iW

pdf-icon  Garrett PD6500i Product Spec (763kb)

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