Smiths Detection

X-Ray Screening and Explosives Detection Systems for Passengers, Baggage and Cargo

Smiths Detection has the most comprehensive range of detection technologies in the world today. It supplies x-ray and millimetre-wave security imaging systems, to screen passengers, baggage and air cargo. It specialises in the detection and identification of chemicals, explosives, biological agents and drugs.

Smiths Detection has long been committed to eliminating threats at airports and on-board aircraft. It is increasingly providing security solutions for mass-transit systems and passenger terminals across the world.

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Security checkpoints

Various technologies are used in combination to provide a layered approach to security. X-ray scanners, millimetre-wave people screening, and trace detection enable security operators to detect explosives, weapons and illegal items in baggage, on staff or on the passengers themselves.

Speed of throughput for passengers is a priority in the development of these screening systems.

Screening for explosives and weapons at airports

Hand-baggage is checked automatically for explosives with the HI-SCAN 6040 aTiX X-ray system, and can be checked with the Ionscan 500DT trace detector. Weapons and illegal or dangerous items are identified during the same scanning process with aTiX.

Passengers are screened with eqo, using its unique flat-panel millimetre-wave technology to detect concealed threat objects. Automated detection provides full privacy for the person being screened with only a generic graphical representation of the person being presented to the operator.

Screening checked baggage

Hold baggage is screened with Smiths Detection high-throughput automatic x-ray systems such as HI-SCAN 10080 XCT, the next generation high-speed checked baggage explosives detection system (EDS). It combines a dual-energy X-ray line scanner with full 3D volumetric Computed Tomography (CT) imaging and reconstruction. Belt speed: 0.5m/sec (98.5ft/min); tunnel size: 1070 x 810mm (42.1 x 31.9in). This product is EU/ECAC EDS Standard 3 approved and laboratory certified for high-speed checked baggage screening by the United States Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

Contact Details

Smiths Detection Group Ltd
459 Park Avenue
WD23 2BW
United Kingdom
Contact: Richard Bayliss
+44 01923 658107
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