Chemring Sensors and Electronics Systems Announces PGR-1064 Handheld Raman Chemical, Narcotic and Explosive Identifier

Chemring Detection Systems, Inc. (“CDS”), a subsidiary of Chemring Sensors & Electronic Systems (CSES) and part of Chemring Group PLC (“Chemring”), announces the launch of the PGR-1064TM handheld Raman chemical, narcotic and explosive identifier, designed for use in the field by HazMat, bomb squads, law enforcement, drug task forces and military personnel.

The PGR-1064 has a customizable and expandable library enabling operators to identify over 5,000 elements, from chemical warfare agents to toxic industrial chemicals, in solid, powder and liquid form, including through clear glass and plastic containers. The PGR-1064 requires no sample preparation; data acquisition typically occurs in two seconds and identification of the unknown substance is revealed within approximately ten seconds. The PGR-1064 is lightweight (2.25 lbs.), ruggedized and designed for field operations. The solution does not require consumables and has a battery life of over 10 hours.

“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,” said Juan Hernandez, Vice President of Business Development. “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.”

Source: Chemring Detection Systems, Inc.
Date: Jun 22, 2015