Explosives and narcotics trace detector

Feature Highlights

• Detection and identification in less than 8 seconds
• Simultaneously detects and identifies explosives and narcotics
• Large touch-screen colour display
• Built-in thermal printer
• Reusable sampling swabs
• Approved/certified by TSA and ECAC

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Product Information


The IONSCAN 500DT is a highly sensitive trace detector in a desktop configuration.  It can be used to accurately detect and identify a wide range of military, commercial and homemade explosives threats and common illegal/controlled narcotics.

By incorporating two Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) detector modules into a single unit, detection is perfectly optimised and balanced for different sample types.

Analysis results can be stored directly on the detector, or printed out with the built-in printer, or exported via the USB port.

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Technical Specification:

Dual tube Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) with radioactive ionisation
Trace particle sampling using reusable swabs with wand collection
Explosives detected
Military, commercial and home-made explosives including EGDN, HMTD, HMX, NG, PETN, RDX, TATP, Tetryl, TNT and others
Narcotics detected
Aamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, ketamine, MDMA, methamphetamine, THC and others
Cost-effective reusable swabs and verification pen
Analysis time
8 seconds or less
Warm-up time
Less than 30 minutes
Ethernet; 2x USB 2.0; COM
Optional external Lithium-ion battery kit for full operation.
100-240V AC, 50-60Hz
Built-in thermal printer
Data display
26.4cm (10.4in), colour touch-screen
19kg (43lbs)
Dimensions (L x H x D)
40 x 31 x 40 cm (16 x 12.5 x 16in) with screen down 40 x 57 x 40 cm (16 x 22.5 x 16in) with screen up
Operating temperature
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Operating altitude
3,048m (10,000ft)
Operating humidity
0 to 95% non-condensing


Verific Pen
Sampling Swabs
Sampler frame assembly
Sampler assembly
Condenser tubes
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