IONICON's new PTR-TOF 1000 ultra trace gas analyzer to be presented at Pittcon 2016

Up to 10x more sensitivity thanks to the revolutionary new ION-BOOSTER funnel technology.

The PTR-TOF 1000 ultra is the new benchmark for ultra-sensitive volatile organic compound (VOC) analysis in real-time. Integrated in an affordable, small and light PTR-TOFMS instrument.

ION-BOOSTER funnel

PTR-MS is known for its unmatched capability to detect ultra-low concentrations of VOCs in air or gas in real-time. Now IONICON experts take the sensitivity of PTR-MS to the next level, introducing the ION-BOOSTER funnel technology. An ion funnel is an array of ring electrodes with decreasing orifice sizes. A RF-voltage is applied that focuses the ions through the lenses. Compared to traditional transfer lens systems, our funnel greatly improves ion transmission leading to a much higher sensitivity.

PTR-TOF 1000 ultra

In 2014 the launch of the PTR-TOF 1000 was a milestone. Being IONICON's first PTR-TOFMS instrument featuring all advantages of a time of flight mass spectrometer, but with the lower price tag of a quadrupole based PTR-MS. Driven by the market success of this instrument, the IONICON engineers created an instrument that provides an up 10x higher sensitivity: the PTR-TOF 1000 ultra. Based on the same platform it is still IONICON's smallest, lightest and most affordable ultra-sensitive PTR-TOFMS trace gas analyzer.

Upgrades for existing systems

For IONICON, customer satisfaction and a sustainable, reliable product development process is key. "We make sure that new technologies become available also for our existing customer base. New products should not automatically outdate existing instruments and therefore we offer upgrades for selected IONICON instruments", IONICON CEO Lukas Märk comments on the company's technology evolution strategy. And he adds, "Get in touch with IONICON to evaluate you instruments' upgrade potential!"

For selected IONICON instruments upgrades to the ION-BOOSTER funnel technology will become available. Currently upgrade packages are being conceived for the PTR-TOF 1000/2000/8000 series.

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