HI-SCAN 6040-2is checkpoint scanner gains Standard 3 certification for Liquid Explosives Detection

Smiths Detection announces today that its advanced X-ray inspection system HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR has obtained Standard 3 Type C, an extended approval as Liquid Explosive Detection System (LEDS) under the requirements of the European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC).

HI-SCAN 6040-2is is a dual-view X-ray inspection system for the automatic detection of liquid explosives at security checkpoints where bags and personal belongings are screened. Its compact footprint, combined with excellent image quality and outstanding X-ray penetration, enhances the comprehensive range of Smiths Detection products and solutions for aviation checkpoints.

As a Standard 3 machine, HI-SCAN 6040-2is features higher detection capabilities designed to reveal hazardous liquids in cabin baggage, thus enhancing the level of security at checkpoints. In addition, fewer bags are subject to additional re-inspection which speeds up the entire inspection process.

Barrie Foley, Vice President EMEA of Smiths Detection, said: “HI-SCAN 6040-2is HR is one of our newest products on the aviation market. We are proud that it is the first dual-view X-ray system in the world to achieve this standard. Thanks to the extended approval, the system offers particularly good value for money. ”

Smiths Detectionoffers advanced security solutions in civil and military markets worldwide, developing and manufacturing government-regulated technology products that help detect and identify explosives, chemical and biological agents, radiological and nuclear threats, weapons, narcotics and contraband. It is part of Smiths Group, a global leader in applying integrated, advanced technologies to markets in threat and contraband detection, energy, medical devices, communications and engineered components. Smiths Group employs around 23,000 people in more than 50 countries.