Plant growth

Smiths Detection recently opened a production plant in Wiesbaden, Germany, designed to meet the global demand for its advanced x-ray scanning machines.


Smiths Detection recently opened a production plant in Germany designed to meet the global demand for its advanced x-ray scanning machines.



The multi-million euro facility in Wiesbaden will make x-ray sensors and imaging devices deployed in airports throughout the world to scan hand luggage and checked-in bags for explosives.



Much of the output will comprise Smiths Detection’s Advanced Threat Identification X-ray (aTiX) systems, which are already deployed in major UK and US airports such as Heathrow and Washington/Baltimore.



The aTiX system captures multiple views of carry-on bags in a single sweep and includes software to help the operator identify anomalies.



The 4,000m2 production facility, sited beside the existing plant, is designed specifically for multi-line production of aTiX and other x-ray inspection systems.