ACE-ID – Hand-held, non-contact chemical identifier

Feature Highlights

  • Rapidly identifies solids, liquids, gels and powders
  • Chemical identification answers in 20 seconds
  • MIL-STD-810G rugged and IP53 for decon
  • Scans through plastic bags and bottles
  • Proprietary mixture-analysis software enables identification of up to two components within sample


The hand-held ACE-ID quickly screens potentially dangerous unidentified substances such as explosives, narcotics and toxic chemicals. Orbital Raster Scan (ORS) technology diffuses Raman laser energy to reduce the risk of heating/igniting explosives, burning samples or detonating energetic materials.

ACE-ID uses Raman spectroscopy to enable non-contact analysis, and yields results in seconds. Materials can be identified through translucent and semi-translucent containers such as plastic and glass. The analysis is also supported by a software kit for remote operation.

The device is compact, robust and lightweight – it can be operated with just one hand. It is easy to use – an intuitive software interface guides users through the entire identification process – and it requires minimal training, making it available to personnel of different skill levels.

It is also certified to MIL-STD-810G for use in harsh conditions and high temperatures.

Key features


Raman spectroscopy


127 x 89 x 56 mm


0.45 kg

Analysis Method

Direct non-contact analysis of a substance in storage containers


About 500 poisonous substances, explosives and drugs, as well as their precursors

Cold start warm-up time

Less than 20 s at +20°C

Analysis time

Less than 20 s at +20°C

Power Supply

One ​​123A battery or USB power supply


Touch screen allows use in personal protective equipment


Micro USB

Operating temperature range

From -20 °С to +50 °С

Storage temperature range

From -40 °С to +70 °С

Relative humidity at 20 °C

more than 95% (non-condensing)