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. English, Français, Deutsch, Español, 中文.

  • Ventis Advantages
  • MX6 Advantages
 
  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
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