Sabre 5000 Handheld Trace Detector

The SABRE 5000 is the smallest, lightest tri-mode handheld system available for detecting trace amounts of explosives, chemical warfare agents, toxic industrial chemicals or narcotics. With its ability to detect a wide range of threats, it is a cost effective instrument for security professionals and military agencies that require portability and flexibility to perform their duties. Using Smiths Detection’s proven Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) technology the SABRE 5000 is programmed to detect and identify over 40 threat substances in approximately 20 seconds.

Threats such as common peroxide-based, volatile and unstable chemicals often used to construct Improvised Explosive Devices (IED), and ammonium nitrate commonly used in home‑made explosives. Additional features include automatic self‑calibration with no calibration consumables or related procedures required to save time and money, onboard diagnostics for simple troubleshooting assistance, a truncated alarm feature for faster clear down, and an onboard library that is user‑expandable to program new substances as new threats emerge. With a start time of 15 minutes and weighing approximately 3kg (including the four hour battery), the SABRE 5000 is a small, powerful ally in the war on terror and drug trafficking.

Feature Highlights

  • smallest, lightest tri-mode (explosives, narcotics, CWA/TICs) detector available
  • optimised detection of peroxides (used in home-made explosive devices and IEDs) in vapour mode
  • continuous automatic vapour sampling in both positive and negative modes for CWA/TIC detection
  • self-diagnostics with maintenance alerts and onboard troubleshooting
  • faster clear down with truncated alarm

Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS) Technology
The SABRE 5000 uses Smiths Detection’s IMS technology—known for its sensitivity and reliability for both the detection and identification of an extensive library of military and commercial explosives and narcotics. This technology has been proven at military bases, border crossings, airports and other critical security checkpoints around the world.

Particle and Vapour Trace Detection
The versatile SABRE 5000 is capable of analysing either trace particle or vapour samples, expanding the range of threats the system can detect. The operator can select the best analysis method for the suspected threat to yield the most accurate analysis results. Switching between sampling modes takes only seconds.

Auto-Switching Vapour (ASV) Modes
The ASV-Explosives mode offers an optimised detection in both negative and positive mode for an increased range of explosives detection from single sample. To detect CWA/TIC substances, the ASV-CWA/TIC mode offers operators the flexibility to continuously sample vapour without the need for switching between positive and negative modes.