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AMI’s mean machine promises speedier screening

[ March 2, 2015   //   ]

Airfreight and express wholesaler AMI says it has installed the most powerful cargo X-ray scanner available at its London Heathrow site. The Astrophysics XIS-1818DV is a dual view machine (as required by security regulations from 1 January) with a 180x180cm tunnel aperture. Its powerful 320kv generator enables it to penetrate up to 80mm thick steel – almost double the capability of most machines currently in use. This dramatically reduces the number of shipments requiring secondary screening using techniques such as hand searching and ETD (explosive trace detection).

AMI has also installed a similar machine in Manchester Airport facility; but a more compact version.