The Griffin 450™ is the mobile, field-ready member of the Griffin family of products. The Griffin 450 utilizes CIT technology, employs shock mounts and is placed in a reinforced ruggedized aluminum cube. Direct air analysis can be performed in the field using the Griffin 450 via the integrated sample loop (for high concentration (ppb-ppm)) or pre-concentrator tube (for low concentration (ppt-ppb)). Additionally, the analytical flexibility of the Griffin 450 is expanded with the use of the 3 lb. Griffin X-Sorber™ handheld sampler. The X-Sorber can be hand carried to any remote location where the user can take time-based or volume-based samples on the dual, reusable sorbent tubes. These sorbent tubes are compatible with other commercially available thermal desorber systems. Upon docking with the Griffin 450, the X-Sorber automatically desorbs and downloads the sample information for real-time analysis. The Griffin 450 can be mounted and operated in moving vehicles, from unmanned aerial vehicles to Hummers, for rapid on-site detection, quantification, identification and confirmation of explosives, chemical warfare agents and toxic industrial chemicals.

Griffin 450 Specifications


Unit Mass Resolution

Mass Range:

40-425 m/z, configurable depending on application


Cylindrical Ion Trap (CIT) Technology


19.2 in x 19.2 in x 21.1 in (48.8 cm x 48.8 cm x 53.6 cm) - including pumps


96 lbs. (43.5 kg) - including pumps

Consumables Required:

GC Carrier Gas (choice of He or H2) available from many sources


Griffin System Software (GSS)
Multi-level software available to meet operator skill and analysis requirements.

Methods of Sample Introduction:

Split/Splitless Injector for Sampling via:
1. Direct Syringe Injection
2. SPME Fiber
3. Headspace Sampler (optional accessory)
4. Autosampler (optional accessory)
Universal Sampling Port for:
5. Direct Air Intake via Transfer Line
6. Portable Sampling/Thermal Desorption with the X-Sorber


Multiple power source options. Input voltage of 100–120/220–240 VAC, 50/60 Hz, and 15 A. May also be powered by 24 VDC (+/- 5%, 25 A, 600 W), fuse protection (30 A minimum).

Optional Separation Techniques:

LTM-GC, user-selected columns, Fast-GC operation, temperature programmable from 40-300 °C/min (max temperature of 300 °C), and temperature ramp rate of up to 100 °C/min (Column dependent).


X-Sorber (included), Autosampler (optional), Headspace Sampler (optional)