Smiths Detection Inc.’s dual-view HI-SCAN 6040-2is qualifies for updated Air Cargo Screening List

Smiths Detection Inc. (SDI) announces 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 HI-SCAN 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.

Terry Gibson, President of SDI, said: “Inclusion on the ACSTL by TSA is further proof of our next-generation HI-SCAN 6040-2is’s best-in-class capabilities. SDI works with all our customers to deliver the latest evolutions in technology to meet their screening requirements and provide speed and accuracy, while remaining cost-effective.”

One of the biggest changes in the 2015 update to the ACSTL was the requirement that new X-ray inspection purchases must be dual-view. Through this achievement, Smiths has been able to demonstrate the ability to remain on the forefront of security solutions and meeting the needs of its air cargo customers. For more information, visit

SDI currently has one of the largest selections of dual-view X-ray screening equipment on the qualified section of the ACSTL. Customers can now select from one of twelve SDI dual-view systems for their cargo screening applications to meet the TSA Air Cargo screening requirements. Combined with the industry-leading IONSCAN 500DT, qualified for explosives trace detection, SDI offers its customers the most breadth and most capable platform of technologies to meet today’s strict security standards.


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. Smiths Detection Inc. has its US headquarters in Edgewood, MD, and partners with federal and state government agencies and first responders to strengthen homeland security and safeguard the military. It is a US subsidiary of Smiths Detection, a world leader in safety and security technologies, and part of Smiths Group, a global technology business. Smiths Group employs some 23,000 people around the world, including more than 9,000 in the U.S. where it operates around 100 sites in 40 states.