Smiths Detection Wins German Contract for Mobile Cargo Scanners

June 2, 2011 — Leave a comment

Smiths Detection has won an order from the German Federal Ministry of Finance (BMF) to provide advanced high-energy [6Mev] X-ray systems for mobile Customs checkpoints to be delivered by the end of 2011. The contract comprises three Heimann Cargo Vision Mobile (HCVM) 3 systems, Smiths’ third generation, mobile high-energy X-ray cargo series, to inspect trucks, containers HCVM-Truckand other vehicles for contraband, weapons, explosives and narcotics. They will be deployed at various locations throughout Germany. Available in truck and trailer versions, which give operators the freedom to use their own towing equipment, the HCVM 3 series improves threat identification through its viZual technology, which uses colour-coded material discrimination to distinguish between organic and inorganic substances. Operational in less than 15 minutes, with a throughput of up to 150 containers per hour, the system offers flexible scanning heights for different vehicle or load dimensions and adjustable scanning angles with a variety of scanning modes. Some of the technical features include:

  • High throughput of up to 25 trucks per hour in scan mode and up to 150 trucks per hour in pass through mode.
  • Steel penetration up to 320mm.
  • viZual technology for real organic/inorganic material discrimination.
  • Up to 6 different Scanning Modes.
  • Automatic Radioactive Material Detection.
  • Space+Cabin for up to 8 Image Analysis Workstations.
  • Automatic Guidance System.
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