Smiths Detection has won a major contract to
supply 10 Spanish airports, including Madrid, Barcelona and Malaga
with more than 120 high-speed X-ray scanners to check hold baggage
for explosives and other threat items.
The HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is, which accepts baggage
sizes of up to 100 x 80 cm, can screen as many as 1,800 bags per
hour. Its dual view feature allows the operator to ‘look around’
objects for rapid and accurate evaluation, sharply cutting
re-inspection rates and saving on time and labour costs.
The multi-million euro order with Spanish
airport operator AENA, due for delivery this year, was agreed
through Tecosa, Smiths Detection’s representative in Spain.
Deployment of the HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is, which can also scan
oversized luggage, will allow the airports to meet the strict
Standard 2 requirements of recent European Union legislation on
Hans Zirwes, Vice President of International
Sales for Smiths Detection, said, “This latest contract underlines
both the quality of our advanced scanners and our capacity to meet
specific customer needs. In this case, AENA stipulated that the
equipment must be easily integrated into existing conveyor
systems, one of the selling points of the EDX-2is.”
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