Airforwarders Association FORWARD Magazine, Fall 2018

AfA Special Features 22 Forward Magazine Q Fall 2018 Airforwarders Association T he IONSCAN 600 is a highly sensitive trace detector, in a lightweight portable desktop configuration. Building on the highly successful IONSCAN family reputation, this latest-generation unit allows users to accurately detect and identify a wide range of military, commercial and homemade explosives threats and common illegal and 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 hotswappable batteries for full operation even when mains power is not available. The unit can be relocated whilst 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 license-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. 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. The IONSCAN 600 improves screening capabilities by delivering ease-of-use, flexibility and cost advantages for trace detection applications. It is augmented by ReachBack, first rate 24/7/365 service and support to ensure optimum product performance, and delivers reliable, trustworthy performance consistent with high quality Smiths Detection solutions. IONSCAN™ 600 E X P L O S I V E S A N D N A R C O T I C S T R A C E D E T E C T O R Five Reasons the IONSCAN 600 will enhance your capabilities and keep your operations moving . Supply Chain Management