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Feature Highlights

  • Non-radioactive IMS source
  • Easy to use interface requires minimal training
  • Small, lightweight and portable
  • Fully operational, hot-swappable battery
  • Single-use manual swabs
  • Supports USB and LAN printers
  • Available in single Explosives, single Narcotics and Dual mode
  • Certified for ECAC performance standard for ETD for passengers and cargo (Only single mode Explosives with and without integrated printer version)


  • Sampling wand
  • Integrated printer
  • Extrnal battery charger

The IONSCAN 600 is a next-generation, portable desktop system used to detect and identify trace amounts of explosives and Narcotics. 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 11 kg, the IONSCAN 600 features a built-in handle (in case no integrated printer option) 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 temperature ranges.
IONSCAN 600 uses Smiths Detection’s IMS technology, proven and trusted for the sensitivity needed in the detection and identification of a wide range of military, commercial and homemade explosives threats and narcotic materials.


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), 1 USB 3.0 (back)
Connectivity Ethernet, HDMI, Wi-Fi option, 4 USB 2.0 (standard, 2 front/2 back), 1 client USB 3.0 (micro, back)
Weight 10.43kg (11,5 kg integrated printer version)
Battery 1 hour back-up mode, 20 minutes 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 37.1 x 29.0 x 32.5cm
38.3 x 39.5 x 37.7cm integrated printer version
Operating temperature -10 to +50°C
Operating altitude 4200m
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)
Narcotics detection Amphentamine, Cocaine, Heroin, Ketamine, MDA, MDMA, Methamphetamine, Buptenorphine, THC and others
Printer External or Internal
Power 90-264 VAC, 47-63 Hz
Other Optional sampling wand, no hazardous parts, tamper proof