Air Trace® Environmental Air Sampler

A state-of-the-art slit-to-agar microbial air sampler, the Air Trace® Environmental Air Sampler lets you use your plates more effectively. A longer sampling time means you can correlate microbial data to a point in time for statistically relevant results. The sampler rotates a 150mm agar plate up to 360Á while maintaining the agar plate at a fixed distance from a precision-cut slit. This critical feature ensures maximum validated recovery of impacted organisms on the agar surface. After incubation, growth on the medium can be correlated to the estimated time the contamination occurred during sampling, enabling the operator to pinpoint a particular event during a process or procedure that may have raised the bio-burden to above acceptable limits. The user sets the rotation speed of the agar plate, as well as the percentage of the plate area exposed, thus ensuring the flexibility to monitor virtually any process for biocontamination.


Larger surface area (150mm plate) provides more statistically accurate results
Precision-controlled plate rotation isolates estimated moment of contamination
1.0CFM (28.3 LPM) airflow regulated for optimum flow rate during sampling, enabling 1 m3 sample volume in 35 minutes, 20 seconds
HEPA filtered exhaust prevents contamination of the cleanroom or clean zone from the sample exhaust
Automated plate height adjustment and control during sampling process
User-adjustable plate rotation speed and plate exposure percentage
Direct replacement for older drive-motor slit-to-agar impact samplers

Features & applications


Automated plate height adjustment
Slit-to-agar capture method
Third-party validation
HEPA filter exhaust
The airflow through the instrument is automatically controlled at 1CFM (28.3 LPM)
Optional data download via RS-232 serial printer
The built-in software automatically stores user ID and unique location information for each run
Also available for configurations to monitor compressed gases
Meets ISO 14698-1 for biocontamination control of cleanrooms and associated controlled environments
Compliant with cGMP and GAMP® regulatory requirements


Pharmaceutical cleanroom monitoring for presence of microorganisms
Monitoring of aseptic filling areas, laminar flow workstations and isolators (with optional remote probe assembly)
Compressed gases monitoring (with Air Trace Compressed Gas version)
Microbiological monitoring

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Available accessories

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Remote Sampling Probe

The Remote Sampling Probe enables microbial sampling inside of isolators and related closed-system clean air devices.


FacilityPro® Software

FacilityPro® Software provides the interface, data management, and reporting for an environmental monitoring system. FacilityPro's ability to manage viable, nonviable and environmental data through a common system improves the efficiency of production operations and quality investigations.


Compressed Gas Sampling Kit

The Compressed Gas Sampling Kit allows effective monitoring of air in compressed gases for the presence of viable microorganisms.

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