Building on the exceptional capabilities and proven HF-QCM Sensor Technologies, EXPLOSCAN™ is the most rugged, hand-held explosives trace & vapor detector on the market. Lightweight, easy-to-operate, robust and highly resistant to environmental conditions, the EXPLOSCAN™ is able to detect and identify a broad range of plastic, commercial, liquid and improvised explosives, while maintaining the highest levels of sensitivity and selectivity. EXPLOSCAN™ incorporates multi-mode detection capabilities in a single unit to assist security personnel in detecting explosives and homemade materials. With exceptional threat recognition and superior throughput, EXPLOSCAN™ offers outstanding detection, performance, and reliability across the spectrum of checkpoint security applications.

Feature Highlights
  • Multiple sensors (orthogonal techniques) which work together in one instrument
  • Advanced software developed to interpret results of multiple sensor technologies
  • Non-radioactive
  • Automatic Detection, Identification and Monitor modes of operation
  • Rugged and lightweight
  • Aviation Security
  • Customers and Border Control
  • Air Cargo Screening
  • Sea Ports
  • Rail & Mass Transit
  • Police & Law Enforcement
  • Critical Infrastructure
  • Military & Defense
  • Hotels and Shopping Malls
Sensor Technologies

High-Frequency Quartz Crystal Microbalance Sensors (HF-QCM)
No gas carrier. No radioactive source

Sample Collection

Trace Particles and Vapors

Trace Particles Sample Collection

Sample collection and surface swipe of trace particles with sampling swabs

Vapor Samples Collection

Vapor sample collection with a portable and battery operated vapor sampler;
supplied with two types of Sampling Probes and a DC charger

Explosives Detected

Military and plastic explosives, including: TNT, C4, RDX, Semtex, PETN, Detasheet and others
Improvised and homemade explosives, including: TATP, HMTD, Urea Nitrate, Ammonium
Nitrate and others
Propellants and Taggants, including: Black and Smokeless powder, EGDN and others
Additional explosives upon expandable threat library


Particle: low nanogram (ng) range
Vapor: low parts per million (ppm) range

False Alarm

Less than 2%

Warm-Up Time

Less than 60 seconds

Analysis Time

Between 7 to 15 seconds

Alarm Type

Audio and visual, with substance identification


3.5” Color TFT touchscreen LCD display

Multi-Language Support

English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Polish, Russian, Chinese, Korean, Italian, Japanese, Arabic and others

Data Storage

Unlimited data logging, including time, date, sample analysis, and system status

Data Transfer

Micro USB Port, Optional Bluetooth and Wi-Fi


12V rechargeable Lithium-Ion battery with 6 hours of feld operations


850 gr. Including battery


(L x W x H): 7.78” x 3.50” x 2.78” (19.75 x 8.89 x 7.05 cm)

Operating Temperature Range

20 to 130 (-7 to + 54), less than 95% relative humidity, non-condensing

Hardened Specifications

Wind, rain, shock and 1 meter (3’) drop resistance, ability to operate in wind conditions

Carrying Vest

Supplied with a black, breathable vest enabling the secure attachment of the detector to vest;
and the carrying of the Vapor Sampler and associated sampling probes


CE Mark and EMC Certifcation
ISO 9001:2015 Manufacturing Standards

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