The Smiths Detection IONSCAN 600 is the first explosives trace detector (ETD) to be given ‘Approved’ status on the TSA Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL).
IONSCAN 600 is a highly sensitive, lightweight, portable desktop system, which detects and identifies trace amounts of explosives and narcotics. It can detect common military and home-made explosives including TNT, RDX and TATP as well as, a variety of illegal narcotics and controlled substances, including morphine, buprenorphine, cocaine and heroin. It features a proprietary non-radioactive ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) source, which means licensing is not required, saving time on administration and radiation testing. IONSCAN 600 provides accurate trace explosives and narcotics detection simultaneously or can be programmed for dedicated explosives-only or narcotics-only detection depending on specific requirements. Universal software icon commands make training and operation of the IONSCAN 600 fast and easy. On-board diagnostics also assist operators with maintenance and offer troubleshooting for error resolution. With an optional built-in printer, users can analyse and print results on the spot. ONSCAN 600 is unique in working with cost-effective, single-use swabs suitable for both manual and wand sampling. These proprietary swabs are designed for efficient trace particle pick-up, reduce contamination risk and offer the most hygienic method for sampling a person’s hands.