Smiths Detection announced recently that it will supply Munich Airport with 60 HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX carry-on baggage scanners, which should see more than 30 million annual passengers speed through security screening in a third of the time.
The ECAC EDS CB C3 approved cabin baggage screening system harnesses the power of computed tomography (CT) X-ray scanning to produce 3D images alongside Smiths Detection’s industry leading digital expertise, therefore eliminating the need to remove electronic devices, liquids and gels from hand luggage. The technology also reduces the number of trays that need to be returned, which ultimately speeds up the security screening process and improves passenger and security operator experience.
With over 1,000 units sold globally, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX is the most energy efficient scanner of its type worldwide, featuring low noise levels, zero vibration, and a 30% higher belt speed than other CT X-ray scanners, which the company says helps to promote a calmer checkpoint.
“We are delighted to be partnering with Munich Airport to supply our industry leading CT checkpoint scanner,” said Markus Rossmeisl, Smiths Detection director sales Germany. “Providing an improved security screening experience, the HI-SCAN 6040 CTiX will give passengers more time to relax prior to their flight. At the same time, the systems have been able to improve security and reduce the burden on operators, creating a better, faster, safer experience for all.”
The Smiths Detection units will be delivered beginning in January 2024.