It is a dual-mode detector capable to accept vapor samples and swab samples: With a weight of 3.5 kg it is literally a "go anywhere" device.
A battery lifetime of 4 hours and the feature of hot-swap battery exchange further expand the usability. The use of a non-radioactive, high energy photon ionization source eases the life of the user since this ionization method does not belong to legislation related to radiation safety.
The incorporation of the patented CHIRP-IMS technology provides for the first time the sensitivity of bench-top trace detectors in a handheld design. An automatic internal calibration makes manual calibration and verification steps obsolete and eases the everyday use.
The Bruker RoadRunner, an innovative, hand-held explosives and narcotics trace detector has passed the challenging ECAC testing protocol with outstanding results and is now the only handheld explosives trace detection instrument (ETD) on the market that meets ECAC standards for both, passenger and cargo screening using hand or wand sampling.
This light-weight, hand-held instrument has the same outstanding detection performance as a state-of-the art benchtop ETD instrument. The rugged RoadRunner is battery-operated, weighs just 7.7 lbs (3.5 kg) including battery, and offers dual modes for ‘sniffing’ vapour samples directly, as well as for thermal desorption of particles captured by swabs. A battery lifetime of 4 hours combined with a hot-swap battery feature further expands the usability of RoadRunner. Its non-radioactive photoionization source simplifies maintainability by removing the need to comply with regulations for radioactive source safety. The incorporation of CHIRP-IMS technology provides the sensitivity and selectivity of a bench-top trace detector in a hand-held design with pistol grip. This patented feature, coupled with continuous automatic internal calibration, makes manual calibration and verification steps obsolete and simplifies day-to-day operation whilst providing the users with truly outstanding detection performance in a go-anywhere format.
The key features of the instrument are:
ApplicationsThe Bruker RoadRunner is a lightweight portable trace explosives detector, which is quick and simple to use. Samples are taken by the standard swab technique, and the swab inserted into the instrument. Samples can also be taken in the sniff mode by allowing the instrument to draw the vapor from the target into its measurement system.
Typical applications include
Outstanding Performance from an Explosives Detector
The RoadRunner is the latest high sensitivity, hand-held, battery-operated explosives and narcotics trace detection system from Bruker. Based on industry-standard IMS technology, this compact detection system offers hot-swappable batteries and a detection sensitivity of a bench-top instrument.
With a battery lifetime of 4 hours, the utility of this new product is further enhanced by the use of a non-radioactive photoionization source. This latter feature removes the need to comply with regulations for radioactive safety. Revolutionary CHIRP-IMS signal processing, coupled with continuous automatic calibration provides the sensitivity and selectivity of a bench-top trace detector in a hand-held design that features a convenient pistol grip format. As standard, RoadRunner offers both swab and vapor mode sampling to provide maximum convenience and flexibility.
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