Portable explosives and narcotics trace detector

IONSCAN 600 is a highly sensitive, non-radioactive, lightweight, portable desktop system that detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives and narcotics.
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The IONSCAN 600 is a highly sensitive trace detector, in a lightweight, portable 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, including the highly potent synthetic fentanyl opioids that are rapidly spreading across the world.

The compact, lightweight IONSCAN 600 is easily portable; it includes hot-swappable batteries for full operation even when mains power is not available.  The unit can be relocated while fully operational (without any downtime) enabling it to be used in a much broader range of screening environments.

It features a proprietary non-radioactive ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) source, which means licensing from national nuclear regulatory agencies is not required.  This allows the detector to be used without time-consuming radiation testing and administration, and enables easy licence-free transport from location to location.

The IONSCAN 600 is unique in working with cost-effective, single-use swabs suitable for both manual and wand sampling.  Designed for efficient trace-particle pick-up, these proprietary swabs reduce contamination risk and offer the most hygienic method for sampling a person’s hands.

Featured Highlights

• Detection and identification in less than 8 seconds
• Detects and identifies explosives and narcotics
• Non-radioactive IMS source
• Small, lightweight and portable
• Optional integrated printer
• Single use, disposable sampling swabs
• Approved/certified by ECAC and CAAC

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Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) with non-radioactive ionisation
Trace particle sampling using cost effective, single-use swabs with either manual or wand collection
Explosives detection
Military, commercial and home-made explosives including EGDN, HMTD, HMX, NG, PETN, RDX, TATP, Tetryl, TNT and others
Narcotics detection
Amphetamine, cocaine, heroin, ketamine, MDMA, methamphetamine, buprenorphine, THC, fentanyl, carfentanyl, W-18, Spice/K2, and others
Cost-effective single use swab and verification pen
Analysis time
8-12 seconds or less
Warm-up time
Less than 10 minutes
Ethernet; 4x USB 2.0
Integrated Lithium-ion for 1-hour full operation; hot swap batteries allow extended operation time.
Integrated thermal printer (option at time of order only) or external USB printer
Data display
22.9cm (9") high resolution, anti-reflective, colour touch-screen
Non-printer version: 10.8kg (23.8lbs)
Integrated printer version: 11.5kg (25.4lbs)
Dimensions (L x H x D)
Non-printer version: 37.2 x 30 x 32.7cm (14.6" x 11.8" x 12.9")
Integrated printer version: 37.2 x 39.3 x 37.5cm (14.6 x 15.4 x 14.8in)
Operating temperature
-10 to +50°C (14 to 122°F)
Operating altitude
3,048m (10,000ft)
Operating humidity
0 to 95% non-condensing

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