• Like all the greats, the M40 and iTX multi-gas detectors are being honorably retired.

    Throughout the last decade, the M40 and iTX multi-gas detectors have been oohing and aahing crowds while keeping workers safe. But like all the greats, and as technology has evolved, the time has come for the retirement of these instruments.

    Effective 1 January 2013, the M40, iTX and all accessories will no longer be available for purchase. However, their high-quality, reliable replacements are fortunately waiting in the wings. The  Ventis™ MX4 and  MX6 iBrid™ multi-gas detectors are prepared to seamlessly replace these instruments, providing the same dependability of its predecessors but with today’s latest features. Best of all, the Ventis and MX6 are compatible with  iNet® – Industrial Scientific’s Gas Detection as a Service solution, as well as  iNet InSite.

    Note:  For information on the “support phase” and “sunset phase” of the M40 and iTX please review the following product bulletin.  EnglishFrançaisDeutsch, Español中文.

      M40 Ventis MX4 Ventis Advantages
    Launched November 2003 March 2011
    Reliability  
    Battery Li-ion Standard Li-ion, Extended run Li-ion or Alkaline AAA Three interchangeable battery options
    Data Log 75 hours 2,160 hours Increased instrument data capacity
    Audible alarm 90 dB 95 dB Louder alarm in high-noise environments
    Stored Events None 24 alarm events Provides insight into the instrument's alarm events
    Ease of Use  
    Sensor options LEL, CO, H2S, O2 LEL, CO, H2S, O2, NO2, SO2 Additional sensor options including NO2 and SO2
    H2S sensor resolution 1 ppm 0.1 ppm Meets stricter H2S resolution requirements being adopted
    CH4 sensor resolution 0.1%
    0.01% (China MA)
    0.01% Meets stricter CH4 resolution requirements being adopted
    Buttons 4 2 Simplified two-button operation
    Docking Station Not compatible DS2 and iNet DS compatible Automates instrument maintenance and recordkeeping
    iNet Ready Not compatible iNet-Ready Compatible with both iNet and iNet InSite
    Pump draw
    distance
    15.240 m (50 ft) Integral -
    30.480 m (100 ft)
    Meets the need for longer sample draws
    Durability  
    IP Rating IP64 IP66/67 Performs reliably in harsh environments which include jets of water
      iTX MX6 iBrid MX6 Advantages
    Launched February 2002 April 2007
    Reliability  
    Data Log 300 hours 1 year Increased instrument data capacity
    Audible alarm 90 dB 95 dB Louder alarm in high-noise environments
    Stored Events None 15 alarm events Provides insight into the instrument's alarm events
    Ease of Use  
    Display Graphic dot-matrix LCD with backlight Full-color graphic LCD Highly visible in a variety of lighting conditions
    Menu None Menu-driven operating system Easy navigation through the instrument's features
    Languages 3 languages 11 languages Accomodates multilingual and international workers
    Sensor options 15 24 Wide array of sensor options for a variety of applications
    PID sensor None Available VOC detection capability
    Infrared sensor None Available Infrared CO2 and CH4 detection capability
    Buttons 2 1 Simplified operation with just one button
    Docking Station DS2 iNet DS, DS2 Automates instrument maintenance and recordkeeping
    iNet iNet-Ready iNet-Ready Compatible with both iNet and iNet InSite
    Sampling Pump Slide-on Integral One instrument for both personal monitoring and sample-draw applications