Smiths Detection is now offering lithium battery
detection as an option on the HI-SCAN 100100V-2is and 100100T-2is
scanners, with other conventional X-ray systems expected to follow
in the future.
The lithium battery kit uses an external
evaluation computer to host the detection software, which analyses
the contents and “frames” any detected batteries – this data can
be shown on the main system monitor or on an additional screen.
Adding this detection function does not affect the speed of
overall image evaluation and little or no training is required.
is now available as an option on new HI-SCAN 100100 series
scanners or as an upgrade for existing machines.
“The lithium battery development follows IATA’s
recommendations regarding Dangerous Goods and is aimed mainly at
the air cargo sector,” said Matt Clark, VP Technology &
Product Development, Smiths Detection. “It is designed to tackle
the tangible threat posed by lithium batteries, which have the
potential to ignite when airborne. In addition to extending this
option to a full range of systems, we plan to expand these
augmented detection capabilities to goods such as weapons,
flammable liquids, currency and drugs.”
As it is particularly suitable for break-bulk
cargo screening and is already popular with air freight handlers,
the HI-SCAN 100100 series was first in line for the lithium
Positioned at 90° to
each other, two 160 kV generators speed up the inspection time of
tightly packed items by providing both horizontal and vertical
views. For further efficiency, there is a choice of conveyor
heights and a maximum load of 220kg. HI-SCAN 100100 series
scanners are also compliant with EU regulation 2015/1998.