Smiths Detection launches new dual-view X-ray system for security
Compact footprint and flexible design for easy installation
WIESBADEN, Germany -- September 25, 2013
Smiths Detection today launches an advanced dual-view X-ray inspection system,
HI-SCAN 6040-2is, for automatic explosive detection at security checkpoints -
where bags and personal belongings are screened.
With its compact footprint and weighing less than 850 kg, the new
high-throughput system can fit through doors of 900mm, allowing easy
installation in areas that are restricted for space.
The HI-SCAN 6040-2is, is able to penetrate 35 mm of steel, offers an operator
friendly interface which supports the operator’s ability to identify illegal
objects and explosives. Available in standard and also high resolution, it can
typically be deployed at airports, government buildings, hotels and other
critical infrastructure applications.
Ian May, Senior Vice President Global Sales of Smiths Detection, said: “The
HI-SCAN 6040-2is is set to cause a stir in the market. The combination of a
compact footprint and high quality features such as excellent image quality
and outstanding penetration, offers an affordable and adaptable system ideal
for the global markets.”
The HI-SCAN 6040-2is also offers different monitor options which can be placed
on top or on a wheeled stand to provide remote operation away from the X-ray
Smiths Detection offers advanced security solutions in civil and military
markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated
technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and
biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and
contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying
integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband
detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components.
Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.
Colin McSeveny, Head of Group Media Relations
+44 (0)20 7808 5534
Barbara Zanzinger, Director Communications and Marketing (EMEA)
+49 (0)611 9412 422
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