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.
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.
The versatile SABRE 5000 is capable of analyzing either trace particle or vapor 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.
SABRE 5000s ASV-Explosives mode offers an optimized 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 Emergency Responders flexibility to continuously sample vapor without the need for switching between positive and negative modes. When the system is used in a fixed location the display screen can easily be rotated 180° for easy viewing.
The SABRE 5000 monitors its environment, senses changes that would affect its accuracy and re-calibrates accordingly. There are no calibration consumables or related maintenance procedures for calibration, saving time and money.
The SABRE 5000 features onboard diagnostics to assist the operator with maintenance procedures and simple system troubleshooting for error resolution.
The USB port allows for convenient downloading of alarm data for further detailed analysis, programming the instrument or printing alarm results with the included Instrument Manager Software.
Ion Mobility Spectrometry (IMS)
Trace particle and vapor
Explosives, Narcotics, Chemical warfare agents/Toxic industrial chemicals
RDX, PETN, TNT, Semtex, TATP, NG, Ammonium Nitrate, H2O2 and others
Cocaine, Heroin, THC, Methamphetamine and others
Nerve and blister agents such as Tabun, Sarin, Soman, Cyclosarin, Agent VX and Vx
Hydrogen Cyanide (HCN), Phosgene, SO, NH and others
Particle: low nanogram range; Vapor: low parts per million range
Less than 1%
12VDC, 110 VAC / 220 VAC, 50-60 Hz
Audio and visual, with substance identification
8.89cm (3.5in) TFT color display
English, French, German and Spanish
Under 15 minutes
Detection in 10 seconds, complete analysis in 20 seconds
3.2kg (7lbs.) with the 4 hour battery
36,3 x 11 x 13cm (14.5 x 4 x 4.5in)
0° to +40°C (32° to 104°F)
0 to 95% non-condensing