Smiths Detection has launched the SDX 10060 XDi - a “ground-breaking” X-ray scanner powered by diffraction technology - marking a new era in airport security screening.

X-ray Diffraction (XRD) is a powerful inspection technology offering highly accurate material discrimination and substance identification based on an object’s molecular structure. 

XRD is particularly suited to detecting evolving compounds in powder, liquid or solid forms, such as homemade explosives or narcotics, even for materials with similar densities.

Smiths Detection says the SDX 10060 XDi can transform the airport screening process by automating the resolution of potential explosive alarms, in turn improving both security and efficiency.

Due to its high sensitivity, XRD technology can also be deployed to support customs agencies in screening for a range of items, including narcotics.

Certification is underway for the SDX 10060 XDi, which can integrate seamlessly with existing material and baggage handling systems and is designed to meet ECAC Standard 3.1/3.2 and TSA 7.2 plus future regulations.

Jerome de Chassey, president of Smiths Detection, said: “We are immensely excited to announce the launch of the SDX 10060 XDi, which marks a new era in security screening. Every minute of every day our threat detection and security screening technology help to protect people and infrastructure, and this new development highlights our commitment to making the world a safer place.

“X-ray Diffraction will future-proof operations for a large variety of sectors, and we are proud to play a pivotal role in shaping the landscape of future threat detection.”

IMAGE CREDIT: Smiths Detection