Product News: IONICON Launches the New Super-Fast PTR-TOF 1000 Trace Gas Analyzer

18 Feb 2014

IONICON Analytik, the Austrian based leading manufacturer of PTR-MS real-time trace gas VOC analyzers, complements its successful PTR-TOFMS series with an affordable compact instrument that is the smallest, lightest and fastest system ever constructed by its engineers. The PTR-TOF 1000 has already been successfully deployed on NASA flight measurement campaigns.

Since 2007 when IONICON first launched a high-resolution PTR-TOFMS instrument (PTR-TOF 8000), the company had tremendous success with its PTR-TOFMS series, selling more than 50 units to leading scientists, institutions and multinational corporations.

Continuous innovation and engineering has now culminated in the new PTR-TOF 1000, by far the most affordable, smallest and most lightweight system available on the market.

Extensive testing

Prototypes of the PTR-TOF 1000 have been extensively tested by leading scientists in the field. Among other missions, a system modified for use on aircraft was deployed by a team of the University of Innsbruck’s Institute for Ion and Applied Physics on NASA atmospheric research aircrafts for measuring air pollution in the atmosphere.

The instrument demonstrated its reliability and robustness but also its remarkable technical abilities and speed during various international campaigns and is ideally suited for analysis of VOCs at a very high time resolution.

Powerful time of flight based solutions

The PTR-TOF 1000 is an IONICON PTR-TOFMS instrument with dimensions, weight and price usually restricted to high-end quadrupole PTR-MS, but having all the advantages of the more powerful time of flight based solutions: the entire mass range in split-seconds and higher resolution for better separation and identification.

Visit IONICON’s booth at PITTCON and Analytica to learn more:
Pittcon, Chicago 2. – 6. March, booth # 1619
Analytica, Munich, 1. – 4. April, booth # A2.508B – official launch event of PTR-TOF 1000