M-ION can detect and identify a wide variety of explosives including pure explosive and composite explosives under different humidity and pressure conditions in vapour and trace (particles mode).

A list of explosives includes TNT, RDX, C4, Semtex, PETN, ANFO, EGDN, Nitroglycerine (NG), Dynamite, DNT, Black Powder , Ammonia and Urea nitrates, HMTD, Tetryl and mixtures thereof.

The cost of M-ION’s ownership is very low, because special consumables are not required. Regular aluminum foil napkin is used for surface wiping.

M-ION operates on Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry principle. M-ION does not contain any radiation sources. Corona discharge functions as the source of ions. M-ION has function  of user authorization with the different access rights, the internal memory allows to save more than 100K results of analyzes.

M-ION does not require the special calibration. M-ION is equipped with a special electrostatic valve for filtering the ions by their polarity. This valve significantly reduces false alarm rate from non-explosive materials.

M-ION warms up time is less than 1 minute. M-ION is easy to use. It doesn’t require any special training.

Presence of explosive in the sample is visualized on the device’s LCD display or on any Wi-Fi device that can work as a remote control.

M-ION is efficient both indoors and outdoors at temperatures above zero.

General specifications
Threshold sensitivity in vapor mode (for TNT at 20 °C and 80% humidity), g/cm3 Better than 10-14 (1ppt)
Threshold sensitivity in particle mode (for TNT), pg 100
Technology Field Asymmetric Ion Mobility Spectrometry (FAIMS)
Radiation source NO
Calibration Not required
Type of ionization corona discharge
  Explosives detected TNT, RDX, PETN, ANFO, EGDN, Nitroglycerine (NG), Dynamite, DNT, Black Powder, Ammonia and Urea nitrates, HMTD, Tetryl and mixtures thereof
Alarm type Audio and visual, with substance identification
Warm up time, minutes not more than 1
Analysis and results time, seconds 2 - 8
False alarm rate Less than 1%
Time of continuous work in standalone mode, hours not less than 2
Display 109mm (4.3in) color TFT display with touch screen
Available accessories Sampling tube, remote preconcentrator, shoulder bar for carrying M-ION
Operating temperature, °C (°F) from minus 0(32) to +55(131)
Operation humidity at  25°C (77°F) 95% non-condensing
Operation altitude, m (ft) up to 5000 (16 404)
Dimensions (L х W х H), mm (in) 400х160х110 (15,75x6,30x4,33)
Weight, kg (lb) 2,5 (5,51)