Smiths Detection has won a contract to supply DHL Express Hong Kong with four HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is to improve throughput capacity and increase security levels.
The high speed system automatically screens cargo and baggage for explosives and follows the implementation of the system in DHL Singapore and Japan.
The system uses the latest innovations in automatic image evaluation and x-ray generator and sensor technology.
It is able to screen up to 1,800 bags per hour, and Smiths says automation of the primary inspection process offers the added benefits of reducing manpower and recurring costs.
The system will be integrated with Automated Material Handling Systems for air cargo screening.
Smiths Detection vice president for the Asia Pacific region, Jerome de Chassey says: “We are delighted that DHL Express has once again selected Smiths Detection to provide them with the detection system they need in Hong Kong to fulfil their operational requirements.
“With the HI-SCAN 10080 EDX-2is, DHL Express will be able to speed up the inspection process and more than double its throughput rates. Together with our unparalleled automated explosive detection system, we are confident that we can help DHL Express deliver the security and peace of mind that their customers deserve.”
The international e-commerce sector is expected to be worth $1.2 trillion in Asia by 2021 with Hong Kong acting as the base for providers in the region.
Smiths Detection says detection and security systems that can help increase shipment inspection speed and throughput capacity play a crucial role for international delivery service providers.