Smiths Detection launches hi-tech scanner for smoother cargo flow
Sep 26, 2019: Smiths Detection has launched its new security scanner, the HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro, designed for accurate screening of air cargo to reduce time and effort.
The state-of-the art scanner has two newly developed 200kV X-ray generators set at 90° from each other, with one uniquely positioned under the conveyor belt. This layout offers excellent penetration and superior image quality – minimising the need for time consuming, costly re-scans – as well as easy access for maintenance and service. Additionally, the generators are digitally controlled, offering advanced analysis and diagnosis capabilities as well as an internal memory, storing important lifecycle data.
“We are constantly investing in new technology to take security screening into new territory and the new generators in the HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro are a significant development,” said Matthew Clark, vice president Technology, Smiths Detection.
Other features of the HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro include: a compact footprint, convenient for congested air cargo environments; tightly packed rollers to support smooth passage through the inspection tunnel for pallets and other bulky and heavy objects; the large tunnel handling objects up to 145cm x 180cm; and the latest HiTraX 3 electronics platform that facilitates optimised image presentation and easy integration into material handling systems.
“All our experience in screening air cargo has been leveraged to create a truly unique solution which fulfils the needs in the growing air cargo market for optimum performance from a compact and competitively priced scanner,” added Clark.