On June the 12th, Smiths Detection confirmed its brand-new high-speed checked bag scanner, HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, had received lab certification for HME, homemade explosives. The innovative scanner managed to meet or exceed all requirements set forth by the TSA for the automated detection of explosives. In 2013, the scanner received certification for the detection of conventional explosives. The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is a dual-energy line scanner, which relies on X-ray technology and 3D volumetric computer tomography to spot and identify potential explosives.

The scanner is equipped with a large tunnel making it capable of scanning out-of-gauge bags. In return, the scanner speeds up the screening process, while simultaneously reducing costs associated with older and less efficient baggage screeners. Smiths Detection sincerely believes the XCT will be able to help the United States’ biggest airports save money, while positioning their operations for expansion and growth. The scanner can easily be incorporated into new and preexisting baggage handling systems.

The HI-SCAN 10080 XCT also qualifies under the United States Safety Act, which encourages companies to incorporate anti-terrorism technologies into their operations. The scanner delivers belt speeds of .5m per seconds and is capable of scanning a maximum of 1,800 bags each hour. With the large 100 by 80 cm tunnel, the scanner is capable of screening larger objects. Additional details can be found here.

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