SABRE 5000

Hand-held trace detector

The smallest and lightest tri-mode hand-held system available for detecting trace amounts of explosives, chemical warfare agents, and toxic industrial chemicals or narcotics.
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The SABRE 5000 is the smallest, lightest tri-mode handheld system available for detecting trace amounts of explosives; chemical-warfare agents; and toxic industrial chemicals and narcotics. With the ability to detect a wide range of threats, it is a cost-effective instrument for security professionals and military agencies that require portability and flexibility to perform their duties.

The SABRE 5000 is programmed to detect and identify over 40 threat substances in approximately 20 seconds. Threats such as common peroxide-based, volatile and unstable chemicals often used to construct improvised explosive devices (IED) and ammonium nitrate, commonly used in homemade explosives.

Additional features include automatic self-calibration, onboard diagnostics for simple troubleshooting assistance, a truncated alarm feature for faster clear-down, and an onboard library that can be programmed to add new substances as new threats emerge, dependent on needs.

Featured Highlights

• Smallest and lightest tri-mode detector available
• Detects trace amounts of explosives, chemical agents and narcotics
• Faster clear-down with truncated alarm
• Continuous automatic vapour sampling in both positive and negative modes for CWA/TIC detection
• 4-hour battery

Air purification cartridge (3 pack) – CO2
Standard verification pen
Swabs tri-mode (2 X 100)
CW-vapour and NG-vapour standard verification
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Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS)
Radiation source
63Ni, sealed 15 mCi
Sample collection
Trace particle and vapour
36.3 x 11 x 13cm (14.5 x 4 x 4.5in)
Explosives detected
RDX, PETN, TNT, Semtex, TATP, NG, ammonium nitrate, H2O2 and others
Drugs detected
Cocaine, heroin, THC, methamphetamine and others
Toxic industrial chemicals detected
Hydrogen cyanide (HCN), phosgene, SO2, NH3 and others
Chemical warfare agents detected
Nerve and blister agents such as tabun, sarin, soman, cyclosarin, VX and Vx
8.89cm (3in) TFT colour display
False-alarm rate
Less than 1%
Input voltage
12VDC, 110 VA /220VAC, 50-60Hz
Alarm type
Audio and visual, with substance identification
Ready time
Under 15 minutes
Particle: low nanogram range; Vapour: low parts per million range
3.2 kg (7lbs) with the 4 hour battery
Operating modes
Explosives, narcotics, chemical-warfare agents/toxic industrial chemicals
Analysis time
Detection in 10 seconds, complete analysis in 20 seconds
Operating temperature range
0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F)
Operating humidity
0 to 95% non-condensing