As air cargo screening demands continue to rise amidst the rapid growth of e-commerce and fast freight, Smiths Detection has launched its brand new cargo scanner, HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro.

Several advances in technology have been combined to support accurate decision-making, deliver on turnaround speed and tangibly improve operational efficiency and productivity, in turn reducing the screening cost per item.

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 and also leading to easy access for maintenance and service.

The generators are digitally controlled, offering advanced analysis and diagnosis capabilities, as well as internal memory for important lifecycle data storage.

Smiths Detection technology vice-president Matthew Clarke explained: “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.

“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.”

Available now, the HI-SCAN 145180-2is pro also features a compact footprint, convenient for congested air cargo environments. Overall, it offers a very attractive total cost of ownership.

A robust conveyor is equipped with tightly packed rollers to support smooth passage through the inspection tunnel for pallets and other bulky, heavy objects. The large tunnel handles objects up to 145cm x 180cm.

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