Desktop Explosives Trace and Vapor Detector

Desktop Explosives Trace and Vapor Detector


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Explosan Desktop Explosives Trace and Vapor Detector

EXPLOSCAN™ is a ruggedized explosives and improvised materials detector capable of trace particle and vapor detection.


EXPLOSCAN™ provides secuExplosives Trace Detectorrity professionals with the latest detection capabilities uniquely developed to address global terrorism with specific operational requirements such as extreme temperatures, wind, rain, sand, drop and shock.These enhanced capabilities enable to address an expanded customer base to include airports, ports and border control, law enforcement and critical infrastructure in other words, security personnel who require a robust, lightweight and a highly reliable system.

Feature Highlights

  • HF-QCM nanotechnology sensors
  • Lightweight (850 gr. with battery included)
  • No radioactive source
  • High-throughput sampling
  • Fast warm-up time
  • Self-calibration
  • Fast decontamination
  • Easy-to-operate
  • Low cost-of-ownership

Market Applications

  • Aviation Security
  • Customs & Border Control
  • Air Cargo Screening
  • Sea Ports
  • Rail & Mass Transit
  • Police & Law Enforcement
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Military & Defense
  • Hotels & Shopping Malls

      HF-QCM Nanotechnology Sensors

      Explosives detector sensorThe patented High-Frequency Quartz Crystal Microbalance sensors detect and identify a wide range of substances with great accuracy and speed. The HF-QCM sensors are successfully integrated in the EXPLOSCAN™ with a unique design of a sensor matrix coated with selective polymers.
      The detection and identification of target materials is based on the piezoelectric effect where changes in mass affect the resonating frequency of the HF-QCM sensors by the adsorption of foreign molecules on their selective coatings. The changes in frequency are accurately detected and measured.

      Efficient Sample Collection

      Explosives DetectionThe EXPLOSCAN™ was designed with portability and flexibility in mind. It offers to analyse the sample in the pointof- screening in real-time; with a secure attachment to a breathable carry-on vest.

      Trace Particles Sampling: Reusable sampling swabs are swiped across a surface and then inserted into the detector for analysis. Typical surfaces include baggage, cargo, vehicles, clothes, tickets, passports and ID cards.

      Vapor Samples Collection: A battery operated Vapor Sampler draws vapors into a sampling swab, which is then inserted into the detector for analysis. Applications include car trunks, luggage, freight, containers and air cargo screening.

      User-Friendly Interface

      Explosives Detection KitSample analysis and results require minimal interpretation, so operators may concentrate on obtaining an efficient sample. The EXPLOSCAN™ onboard processor automatically handles all data logging, including time, date, and sample
      analysis for each alarm. A complete history of saved data and alarm files can be viewed, analyzed, downloaded and printed at any time.

      Operational Advantages

      • The HF-QCM sensors are green and safe; and do not contain any radioactive source
      • HF-QCM enables enhanced explosives and improvised materials
      • Expandable threat libraries are available to accommodate unique user requirements
      • Self-calibration and automatic cleaning mechanism enables a short clear down time after an alarm
      • Proven and reliable operation in dusty, humid, and high traffic areas


      • Threat detection and substance identification
      • Touch screen menus on a graphical user interface can be easy to learn and operate
      • Software upgrades can be easy to install
      • Local language options available
      • Three default user levels (Operator, Supervisor and Service Manager) for greater access control

      Cost Effective

      • Helps reduce capital investments by providing a single portable and reliable solution for explosives and IED detection
      • Patented sampling swabs help to reduce consumables costs
      • Automatic self-diagnostics software to reduce maintenance downtime

      Technical Specification 

      Sensor Technologies

      High-Frequency Quartz Crystal Microbalance Sensors (HF-QCM)
      No gas carrier. No radioactive source

      Sample Collection

      Trace Particles and Vapors

      Trace Particles Sample Collection

      Sample collection and surface swipe of trace particles with Sampling Swabs

      Vapor Samples Collection

      Vapor sample collection with a portable and battery operated vapor sampler;
      supplied with two types of Sampling Probes and a DC charger

      Explosives Detected

      Military and plastic explosives, including: TNT, C4, RDX, Semtex, PETN, Detasheet and others
      Improvised and homemade explosives, including: TATP, HMTD, Urea Nitrate, Ammonium
      Nitrate and others
      Propellants and Taggants, including: Black and Smokeless Powder, EGDN and others
      Additional explosives upon expandable threat library


      Particle: low nanogram (ng) range
      Vapor: low parts per million (ppm) range

      False Alarm

      Less than 2%

      Warm-Up Time

      Less than 60 seconds

      Analysis Time

      Between 7 to 15 seconds

      Alarm Type

      Audio and visual, with substance identification


      3.5” Color TFT touchscreen LCD display

      Multi-Language Support

      English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Korean,
      Italian, Japanese, Arabic and others

      Data Storage

      Unlimited data logging, including time, date, sample analysis, and system status

      Data Transfer

      Micro USB Port, Optional Bluetooth and Wi-Fi


      Optional evidence printout via remote printer

      Input Voltage

      96-265VAC, 50-60Hz with 110/220V DC charger


      12V rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery with 6 hours of field operations


      Optional UPS – Input 230V, 50Hz


      850 gr. Including battery


      (L x W x H): 7.78” x 3.50” x 2.78” (19.75 x 8.89 x 7.05 cm)

      Operating Temperature Range

      20℉ to 130℉ (-7℃ to + 54℃), less than 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

      Hardened Specifications

      Wind, rain, shock and 1 meter (3’) drop resistance, ability to operate in wind conditions


      Optional adjustable workstation with locking wheels


      CE Mark and EMC Certification
      ISO 9001:2015 Manufacturing Standards