Smiths Detection has won a significant contract to supply Amsterdam Airport Schiphol with new hold baggage screening equipment which complies with the latest EU regulations, the company said.
The contract includes 24 HI-SCAN 10080 XCT systems for installation at Schiphol, with the option for a further six to be deployed at Lelystad, Rotterdam – The Hague and Eindhoven airports.
The next-generation HI-SCAN 10080 XCT scanner uses high-resolution X-ray technology, medical quality computed tomography and advanced detection algorithms which combine to deliver exceptional levels of security. It not only detects the explosive threats currently specified by the new standard, but can also be upgraded to meet future requirements to identify evolving threats such as homemade explosives. Delivery of the new equipment will take place over the next five years.
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 baggage handling systems with 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).
Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a provider of threat detection and screening technologies for military, air transportation, homeland security, and emergency response markets.