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CHARON PTR-TOF and new technologies for increased PTR-TOF performance

Our team was able to meet many of you at the ASMS meeting and our science presentations. Those of you who didn’t make it to the conference or our posters, are now able to pull a copy from our website.

See what’s coming up and get inspired from our innovations for trace organic detection.

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ASMS 2017 poster: CHARON PTR-TOFMS for online aerosol monitoring

CHARON PTR-ToF-MS: a new method for real-time measurement and molecular-level characterization of submicron particulate organic matter

Soon this powerful add-on will become available as an upgrade exclusively for selected IONICON PTR-TOF instruments. Expect nothing less than a revolution of existing methods for on-line and real-time characterization of organic particulate matter: measure aerosols directly with your IONICON PTR-TOFMS! Read the rest of this entry »

IONICON innovations showcased at the 65th annual ASMS meeting 2017

Real-time analysis of aerosols with CHARON PTR-TOFMS and modular X2 technologies for PTR-TOF performance enhancement

At the beginning of June it’ll be time to gather for the 65th annual ASMS conference on mass spectrometry and allied topics. IONICON R&D scientists will be there to present our most recent innovations and allow sneak-peeks on upcoming products.

Among the most important technologies is our modular “ION-BOOSTER” ion funnel in combination with our new hexapole ION-GUIDE. This “X2” set-up yields an incredible performance and allows the user to boost the IONICON PTR-TOF’s performance with push-button simplicity. Based on these achievements, the new high-resolution PTR-TOF 6000 X2 has just recently been launched as our new flagship PTR-TOF instrument for ultimate performance.

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Launching the revolutionary PTR-TOF 6000 X2 trace VOC analyzer

Our next generation high-end PTR-TOFMS for real-time VOC monitoring

We proudly present our new premium PTR-TOF trace VOC analyzer. The PTR-TOF 6000 X2 outperforms all preceding systems and true to our mission as market leaders, it features utmost resolution, sensitivity and lowest real-time detection limit, in a robust, transportable platform that is smaller, lighter and even more affordable than our former flagship product. This results in an impressing mass resolution of over 6000 m/Δm and a sensitivity more than 1000 cps/ppbv with a low detection limit of below 1 pptv.

New PTR-TOF 6000 X2: incl. hexapole ION-GUIDE & ION-BOOSTER funnel

The PTR-TOF 6000 X2 is the first instrument in IONICON’s portfolio based on the new high-resolution release of the “ioniTOF” platform and our PTR technology in combination with the new “X2” features. X2 comprises the latest generation of performance tools incl. the ION-BOOSTER funnel as well as the hexapole ION-GUIDE for the ultimate PTR-TOFMS experience.

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Food-grade CO2 analysis: new PTR-TOF 1000 ultra application

Real-time Quantification of Impurities in Food-Grade CO2 with PTR-MS

The modern food and beverage industry is not imaginable without food-grade carbon (CO2) dioxide. Its many uses include carbonation of beverages, and as packaging and cooling gas.

Pittcon 2017 poster: Real-time Quantification of Impurities in Food-Grade CO2 with PTR-MS.

In this study we investigate volatile organic impurities emerging from a food-grade certified (European standard E 290) carbon dioxide cylinder using a PTR-TOF 1000 ultra.

The PTR-TOF 1000 ultra is a compact PTR-TOFMS equipped with the ION-BOOSTER funnel technology. Its high sensitivity make the PTR-TOF 1000 ultra a perfect tool for applications where complex matrices have to be rapidly analyzed. One such example application is quality assurance in the food and flavor industry.

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Pittcon week 2017: Real-Time Air Analysis with PTR-MS

An exciting program around IONICON’s PTR-TOFMS technology

Lukas Märk and Todd Rogers explaining the unique benefits of PTR-MS

Pittcon 2017 attracted thousands of scientists and industry decision makers who discovered the latest trends in laboratory instruments, one of which being the new PTR-TOF 4000.

We showcased our new real-time trace VOC analyzer at our booth and attracted the crowds. Our team was supported by our US distributor Trace VOC.

“The Air We Breathe In & Out at Pittcon”, presented by Jens Herbig

We also hosted a Pittcon expo live demo that was filled to the very last seat available. At “The Air We Breathe In & Out at Pittcon” attendees could get their breath analyzed in real-time or have a look at the VOC composition in the expo hall. They also learned about air composition and VOCs in general as well as how to analyze them. Read the rest of this entry »

hands-on PTR-MS 2017 for IMPACT ESR students

A week of training and experts’ lectures at “the home of PTR-MS”

IMPACT “hands-on” PTR-MS training

Our team prepared intensively for a week of training that we proudly hosted at IONICON a couple of days ago. We conceived lectures and workshops, prepared documentation and polished up our PTR-TOFMS instruments for Early-Stage-Researchers (ESRs) from the Horizon 2020 ITN project “IMPACT”. The ESRs were visiting us for an intensive training on PTR-MS, since it is one of the leading SCIMS (soft chemical-ionisation mass-spectrometry) technologies and we are the market leader in this field.

IMPACT ESR hands-on PTR-MS 2017 training week at IONICON

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Join us for Pittcon 2017 and PTR-TOF 4000 live demos

Visit our booth # 1622, lecture & posters in Chicago, March 6-9.

After New Orleans and Atlanta, Pittcon is back to Chicago. The “windy city” is a welcome stop on the conference schedule and will be host of the event at the beginning of March, aiming to attract thousands of scientists from all over the world.

Automated VOC detection with “AME” monitoring software at PTR-TOF 4000

This year we will demonstrate our new PTR-TOF 4000 and an advanced software user-interface that makes ultra-sensitive real-time trace gas analysis as easy as surfing the web on your tablet. Come to our booth # 1622 and experience a live demo, with hands-on and the analysis of show-floor air, your breath or other samples that you bring.

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