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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…)

PTR-MS aboard the icebreaker Polarstern for the TRANSSIZ campaign

From the air to the sea – One IONICON PTR-MS masters both challenges

Polarstern ramming. Photo: Hauke Flores (c) Polarstern blog.

(c) Hauke Flores, Polarstern blog.

Originally constructed for and installed on a French SAFIRE research aircraft, a ruggedized and specially modified IONICON High-Sensitivity PTR-MS is now on a mission in the Atlantic Ocean. A team of French & German scientists* took the PTR-MS to the sea for the TRANSSIZ campaign aboard the icebreaker R/V Polarstern.

Valerie and Roland in Lab. Photo: Kristin Werner (c) Polarstern blog.

(c) Kirstin Werner, Polarstern blog.

The scientists’ job is to detect trace gases dissolved in water with the help of the PTR-MS and a custom built “On Line Water Extractor Device” (OLWIED).

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