Ion molecule reaction mass spectrometer


The PETSense is an Ion Molecule Reaction - Mass Spectrometer (IMR-MS) and is built for fast and accurate detection of contaminated refillable PET bottles.

The PETSense analyzer is a sniffer for refillable PET bottles and must be installed in a master system. We usually sell our PETSense as OEM products through our partnerKrones AG, which markets its end product under the name Aircontronic .

Product Photo V&F PETSense
Product Photo V&F PETSense

Typical applications

  • Detection of impurities in refillable PET bottles
  • Detection of impurities in PET flakes
  • Detection of leaks in food packaging

Functional diagram

function principle petsense

Success stories


Technical Data
Technical DataIMR-MS
Mass range7 - 160 amu
Resolution< 1 amu
Analysis time>= 1 msec/amu
Measuring range*10^5
Response time*T90 < 20 msec
Concentration drift<± 5% over 24h
Accuracy<± 3%
Precision<± 3%
Ambient temperature20°C - 35°C
Max. humidity80% (non-condensing)
Gas consumption30- 250 ml/min
Gas inlet temperature140°C
Power consumption230 V/50 Hz or 115 V/60 Hz 800 W
Dimensions (WxHxD)500 x 570 x 560 mm
Weight67 kg

* depending on the components to be measured, system configuration and unit settings

Reference clients (excerpt)

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Product brochures

For more details, specifications and further information, please refer to our product brochures.

Product brochures
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