Smiths Detection qualifies for updated air cargo screening list

Smiths Detection Inc. said its dual-view HI-SCAN 6040-2is X-ray has become its latest system to be accepted into the “qualified” section of TSA´s air cargo screening technology list (ACSTL).

The 6040-2is is an advanced, dual-view X-ray inspection system which uses multiple views and sophisticated algorithms to indicate items that might be threats. It offers ACSTL “Category A” screening for smaller items, items that will later be in pallets, or break bulk cargo.

It can penetrate 35mm steel and provides a flexible, easy-to-use interface, which makes it a top choice for government buildings, hotels and other infrastructures where security checkpoints are required. It has also has been approved for EU Standard 3 Type C (LEDS) use in airport checkpoints across Europe.

Smiths Detection Inc. designs and makes advanced systems and solutions to detect and identify threats including explosives, chemical agents, biohazards, nuclear, radiation, narcotics, weapons and contraband. It manufactures specialized products and manages programs for customers such as the US Department of Defense and Homeland Security Agencies. The company employs some 23,000 people around the world, including more than 9,000 in the US where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.