IONSCAN 600

Explosives trace detector

Feature highlights:
• Non-radioactive IMS source
• Easy to use interface requires minimal training
• Small, lightweight and portable
• Fully operational, hot-swappable battery
• Cost effective swabs

The IONSCAN 600 is a next-generation, portable desktop system used to detect and identify trace amounts of explosives.  It features a proprietary non-radioactive ion mobility spectrometry (IMS) source, which means no licensing or specialized handling is required for use.

Universal software icon commands make training and operation of the IONSCAN 600 fast and easy.  Onboard diagnostics also assist operators with maintenance and offer troubleshooting for error resolution.

Sampling is vastly improved and done manually with cost-effective, single-use swabs, or with an optional low-cost, redesigned wand.

The IONSCAN 600 is optimized for minimal maintenance and features a robust design to help enhance productivity.

Weighing just 23 pounds (10.4 kilograms), the IONSCAN 600 features a built-in handle that provides easy portability.  A hot-swappable battery provides sampling and analysis capability while still in use. The system also offers unmatched performance throughout extreme temperatures.

IONSCAN 600 provides accurate trace explosives detection for global aviation and critical infrastructure markets.


Detector type Non-radioactive IMS source
Sample collection Trace particle
Calibration Automatic internal self-calibration
Alarm method Substance identification with configurable audio alarm
Consumables Low cost single-use swab, verification pen
Expandability 4 USB 2.0 (2 front/2 back)
Connectivity Ethernet, HDMI, Wi-Fi option, 4 USB 2.0 (standard, 2 front/2 back)
Weight 23lbs (10.43kg)
Battery 1 hour back-up mode, full operation, hot swappable
Analysis time 8 seconds or less
Warm-up time Less than 10 minutes
Data display 9” high resolution, anti-reflective, color touch screen
Dimensions 14.6 x 11.4 x 12.8in (37.1 x 29.0 x 32.5cm)
Operating temperature 14 to 122°F (-10 to +50°C)
Operating altitude 13,780ft (4,200m)
Operating humidity 0 to 95% non-condensing
Explosives detection Military, commercial and HMEs (RDX, TNT, PETN, NG, AN, UN, HMTD, TATP, EGDN, Tetryl, HMX, Sulfur, TNB, DNT and others)
Printer External
Power 90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Other Optional sampling wand, no hazardous parts, tamper proof