Chemring Detection Systems announces new detector for chemicals, explosives and narcotics

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Chemring Detection Systems (CDS) has launched the PGR-1064, a handheld device capable of chemical, explosive and narcotic identification, the company announced on Monday.

The device can be customizable and its identification library can be expanded to allow 5,000 kinds of material to be recognized. This will allow hazardous material teams, law enforcement, military personnel and bomb squads to tailor the device to their needs.

“Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems is extremely excited to extend our long history of arming the military and now our first responders, local, state and federal agencies, with advanced technology that saves lives and helps protect our citizens from threats,” Chemring Sensors and Electronic Systems Vice President of Business Development Juan Hernandez said.

CDS states that the device does not require sample preparation and that it takes approximately 10 seconds to indentify a substance based on the material's spectrometer reading. The device weighs 2.25 pounds and is easily portable and does not require consumables and has a battery life of 10 hours, the company states.

CDS specializes in the development of devices able to detect and identify materials that may cause harm, specifically chemical, biological agents and explosives.

“When accuracy matters, the PGR-1064 nanometer (nm) wavelength laser delivers higher quality spectral signatures that are more reliable and precise for identifying unknown substances compared to 785nm solutions," Hernandez said.

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