Smiths Detection HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX scanner enhances security and operational efficiency

Smiths Detection has introduced the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX checkpoint scanner — the first to feature the company´s proprietary CT (Computed Tomography) scanning technology, the company said.

It was developed to deliver higher levels of security while also optimising checkpoint performance through improved productivity, higher throughput and lower costs.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX eliminates the need to remove electronic devices and liquids from hand luggage, subject to approval from the appropriate local authorities. This will expedite screening and make the process more passenger-friendly. Simply handling fewer trays can significantly increase checkpoint throughput, while the impressive 0.2m/s belt speed and low false alarm rate also speed up the process.

CT scanners examine baggage contents from every angle and generate 3D images with very precise data so more accurate judgements can be made on substances within the bag.

Although first used for hold baggage scanners in the early 1990s, the checkpoint environment demands something much smaller, lighter and less intrusive. Therefore it has taken time for both regulatory and technological advancements to make CT a viable option for screening cabin baggage.

The HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX has been submitted for relevant testing for EDS CB C3 and TSA programs. The first systems will be available in early 2018.

Smiths Detection, part of Smiths Group, is a global provider of threat detection and screening technologies for aviation, ports and borders, urban security and military markets. With more than 40 years of field-tested experience, we deliver the solutions needed to protect society from the threat and illegal passage of explosives, prohibited weapons, contraband, toxic chemicals and narcotics.