• Automatic Sample Changer

  • 5.1 cm (2 in.) Standard Planchet Diameter

  • Standard 50 Sample Capacity

  • Ultra-Low Background Counter

  • Windowless Gas Flow Detector

  • Remote PC Interface

  • Other IPC-650 Models


The IPC-650 ultra-low background windowless automatic is a newly redesigned instrument based upon the IPC-650, which was the foundation product of Protean. The IPC-650 is intended to address only the radiochemistry market and does not have a built-in interface, thus is only operated from a PC running the Vista 2000 radiochemistry software. This hemispherical windowless gas-flow proportional counter design offers the best efficiencies available for low-energy beta and alpha particles.



  Sample Changer Automatic
  Number of Detectors 1
  Counter Low background
  Sample Size 5.1 cm (2 in.)
  Interface Remote PC
  Size 5.7 cm (2.25 in.)
  Type Hemispherical style gas flow proportional
  Window Windowless
  Guard Detector  
  Counting Gas P-10, 150 cc/min @ 10 psi
  Gas-Pro Protection Yes
  Shielding 10.2 cm (4 in.) thick
  Size 5.1 cm (2 in.) diameter Planchets
  Capacity 50
  Reader Bar Code
  Range 1–999
  Data Export Serial RS-232
  Type Remote PC
  Compatible Software Vista 2000
  Alpha Background 0.05 cpm
  Beta Background 0.7 cpm
  Po210 Efficiency 45%
  Am241 Efficiency 45%
  Th230 Efficiency 45%
  Sr90/Y90 Efficiency 55%
  Tc99 Efficiency 45%
  Cs137 Efficiency 45%
  Alpha-Beta Crosstalk < 0.1%
  Beta-Alpha Crosstalk < 0.1%
  Count Modes Alpha only, Alpha/Beta simultaneously
  Size 68.6 x 55.9 x 86.4 cm (27 x 22 x 34 in) (H x W x D)
  Weight 194 kg (427 lb)


Compatible Protean Application Software Packages

  • Vista 2000 Applications Software



  • Add 80 µg/cm² Window
  • Touch Screen Interface with USB port (order Model WPC-650-HP)