Smiths Launches Air Cargo Scanner

The compact HI-SCAN 145180-2is was publicly launched by Smiths on March 15, 2012. (Smiths Detection)


The compact HI-SCAN 145180-2is was publicly launched by Smiths on March 15, 2012. (Smiths Detection)

 

 
On March 15, Smiths Detection unveiled a new, dual-view x-ray inspection system designed to meet the growing global demands of screening large cargo, pallets and freight items on both passenger and cargo aircraft.
The compact HI-SCAN 145180-2is is capable of screening objects up to 57in x 71in (145cm x 180cm), meeting the maximum skid/pallet size allowed by the US Transportation Security Administration (TSA).  Smiths says that the dual-view capability speeds throughput by providing the operator with two high-resolution adjoining images, eliminating the need to scan twice to obtain the same information.  
Mal Maginnis, President, Smiths Detection, said:  “A smooth flow of air cargo is critical to the global economy.  Our new, advanced x-ray inspection system will allow shippers to screen bulk items without the requirement of unpacking shipments, scanning individual boxes and then re-assembling the pallet or large shipment.  The HI-SCAN 145180-2is, which also features a highly compact footprint, will save our customers both precious time and money.”