Smiths Detection’s high-speed checked baggage screener HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has achieved laboratory certification for homemade explosives (HME) detection, based on TSA’s requirements for automated detection of explosives.
This latest achievement follows certification for detection of conventional explosives received in 2013.
A dual-energy line scanner utilizing both 3D volumetric Computed Tomography (CT) imaging and X-ray technology, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT is a next-generation high-speed checked baggage explosives detection system (EDS).
(The Smiths Detection HS 10080 XCT is a dual-energy X-ray line scanner with full 3D volumetric Computed Tomography (CT) imaging and reconstruction. Courtesy of Smiths Detection and YouTube)
Its large tunnel accommodates out-of-gauge bags, helping to speed up the screening process and reduce costs related to inefficiencies of older checked baggage screeners.
With a belt speed of 0.5m/sec (98.5ft/min) and a large 1070 x 810mm (42.1 x 31.9in) rectangular tunnel, the HI-SCAN 10080 XCT provides the most economical solution for airport checked baggage screening requirements.
This combination of belt speed and tunnel size will provide baggage handling systems the capability to process a throughput of up to 1800 bags/hour with object sizes of up to 1000 x 800 mm (39.4 x 31.5in).
Since XCT easily integrates into both new and current baggage handling systems, it will help the US’s largest airports save annual capital costs while positioning their operations for future growth.
The latest TSA certification, based on the requirements for the “TSA Electronic Baggage Screening Program (EBSP) Requirements for Automated Detection of Explosives,” formed out of a Congressional mandate for the screening of all passenger checked baggage for concealed explosives.
“This recent certification from TSA is the latest acknowledgement that Smiths Detection continues to innovate best-in-class security screening technology,” said Richard Ingram, President of Smiths Detection.
“We are recognized around the world for using our expertise to help airports and aviation authorities develop and implement solutions that meet their the most recent requirements to protect passengers, reduce costs and plan for the future.”
In addition to the certifications, HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has qualified under the U.S. Safety Act, which encourages companies to develop anti-terrorism technology.
(Smiths Detection’s Explosives Detection Systems Capability Manager Mark Elliott outlines some of the key benefits of the HS 10080 XCT which set it apart from the competition. Courtesy of Smiths Detection and YouTube)
HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has qualified under the U.S. Safety Act which encourages companies to develop anti-terrorism technology and sets limited liability for claims related to terrorism.
Smiths Detection, is a global leader in threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security and emergency response markets.