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PTR-TOF 1000 ULTRA – 2020 Performance Boost and new X2 Option

The “ULTRA” and “X2” effects push instrument sensitivity beyond 20,000

2020 starts with a considerable performance upgrade of the PTR-TOF 1000 ultra. New and improved hardware components increase the instrument’s sensitivity dramatically. Moreover, the PTR-TOF 1000 series now also features a higher mass resolution of > 2,000.

The PTR-TOF 1000 ultra was initially launched in 2016 and with its ION-BOOSTER funnel a considerably more performing instrument than the entry-level PTR-TOF 1000. Now our engineers have revised the ION-BOOSTER and new PTR-TOF 1000 ultra instruments come with 3x higher sensitivity of around 1,500-3,000 cps/ppbv as the new standard configuration. But that’s not the end of the story… (more…)

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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The new PTR-TOF 4000 trace VOC analyzer: no compromises.

Discover the world’s smallest, commercial high-resolution PTR-TOFMS

You might know that our PTR-TOF 1000 is the smallest and lightest commercial PTR-TOF trace VOC analyzer available. It’s also a huge success for us with over 30 instruments sold since 2014.
You might wonder if we can do even better than this?

IONICON PTR-TOF 4000 trace VOC analyzer

PTR-TOF 4000 trace VOC analyzer

For the first time we combine high-sensitivity with a high mass resolving power in a small and lightweight PTR-TOFMS.

The PTR-TOF 4000 features our new hexapole ION-GUIDE technology and a novel high-resolution TOF. (more…)

PTR-TOF in the spotlight at IABR Breath Summit 2016

IONICON’s PTR-TOFMS technology has become the leading method for real-time breath gas analysis.

The International Association for Breath Research (IABR) held its annual summit conference at the renowned ETH Zürich in Switzerland. Between September 14 – 16, 2016, the latest scientific results in breath research were presented. In 12 talks researchers featured PTR-MS as their tool of choice for real-time breath gas analysis.

IONICON life PTR-TOF demonstration at the Breath Summit 2016 in Zuerich.

IONICON life PTR-TOF demonstration at the IABR Breath Summit 2016 in Zurich.

The popularity of PTR-MS, and especially PTR-TOF, reflects the various advantages these instruments offer for breath gas research. The Time-of-Flight (TOF) system analyses the complete ionized spectrum in a fraction of a second with a resolution sufficient to resolve isobaric compounds. The high sensitivity allows the detection of ppt-concentrations from a single exhalation. (more…)

Modular, lightweight and small customized PTR-TOF 1000

Reduction of volume & weight by nearly 50%.

The IONICON engineering team builds our bestselling PTR-MS instruments all year round in small serial production, but also works out concepts for and realizes customized instrument projects.

IONICON engineers with a challenging project.

An ambitious project for our engineers: weight & size cut objective nearly 50%.

More than a dozen of PTR-MS instruments have already been fitted into special racks, designed for the use in aircraft, aboard ships, helicopters or cars and trucks. Each unique and one of a kind, constructed with the skill of our engineers according to our customers’ needs.

We are proud to share this recent story with you where we accepted a particularly challenging assignment. (more…)

New PTR-TOF 1000 ultra launched at Pittcon 2016

Up to 10x increased sensitivity with the new ION-BOOSTER technology.

Our real-time VOC analyzers are known for their exceptional sensitivity. A higher sensitivity not only improves the limit of detection but also allows for a higher measurement frequency at a given signal-to-noise ratio. For real-time VOC analyzers this can have a beneficial implication when investigating highly dynamic processes such as e.g. flux measurements.

New PTR-TOF 1000 ultra with ION-BOOSTER technology.

New PTR-TOF 1000 ultra with ION-BOOSTER technology.

Once again we’re raising the bar: the popular PTR-TOF 1000 instrument, our smallest and most affordable PTR-TOF trace gas analyzer, is now ultra-sensitive.

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PTR-TOF 1000 unveiled at Analytica 2014

Our smallest, lightest and most affordable PTR-TOF trace gas analyzer attracted the crowds.

IMG_1307_webAnalytica 2014 – with a 10% increase in attendance this year – turned out to be an ideal platform for launching our brand new PTR-TOF 1000 trace gas analyzer, the newest offspring from the IONICON engineers to complement our successful PTR-TOFMS series.

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