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Increasing prison security using portable X-ray systems

[Stockelsdorf, 2019/16/09] Prison security requirements are increasing as technology and prisoner’s sophistication evolve.

A prison in Columbia needed a solution to inspect the outside of the entrance, where dozens of new prisoners arrive with large bags containing their private stuff: food, sheets, mattresses and electric devices, which will not fit in the standard luggage scanners.

Another request from a prison in Guatemala was to scan the cell walls to make sure no money, weapon or mobile phones are hidden inside.

The solution for both missions and others is a portable X-ray system that can be deployed everywhere in minutes and is able to scan objects in different dimensions, shapes and density.

Using lightweight yet strong battery-operated portable X-ray sources allow to penetrate even thick walls, and a sophisticated software installed on a laptop allows to enhance and save the images so they can be used as evidence if needed. In order to make the process faster, it is possible to combine up to 9 flexible imaging plates, each in size of 36×43 cm and scan them all together in a very high resolution to cover large areas.

The system is designed to work in every weather condition or terrain and all parts are packed in a rugged and portable case. It is safe and only requires to keep several meters distance during operation. VCsecurity can offer several solutions to fit every client needs and budget.

 

VCsecurity is a division of VisiConsult X-ray Systems & Solutions GmbH, a leading manufacturer of digital X-ray systems with over 15 years of experience in supplying portable X-Ray systems for security applications. Based on hundreds of supplied systems globally the systems provide a versatile and easy to use software, durable hardware for operation at any kind of weather conditions and full robot integration. Our goal is to provide the operators with better tools that are more effective and provide a safer operation. To accomplish this, we look at the real-world problems that security officials deal with in the field.

If you need further information, contact Chelen Jonas via telephone +49451 290 286 0 or mail c.jonas@visiconsult.de.

VisiConsult received innovation award for XRHRobotStar

[Stockelsdorf, 2019/05/09] It is one of VisiConsult’s most successful projects and is mainly sold abroad: The XRHRobotStar was honoured on May 9 in Berlin by the German Central Innovation Program for SMEs (ZIM).

The company received a grant of € 140,000 by the ZIM from 2014 to 2016, enabling it to develop an efficient solution to suppliers in the aviation sector and the automotive industry in particular to support them reaching their safety-related quality goals.

The XRHRobotStar is integrated into the customer’s existing production line and includes a digital X-ray system with conveyor technology for the fully automatic testing of aluminium castings or other test specimens. It consists of a loading robot and a test robot with associated X-ray technology in a closed radiation protection cabin. In addition, the system is delivered with the ADR (Automatic Defect Recognition) module and thus has the ability to operate without human interaction image analysis.

The advantages for the customer are obvious: The customer can maintain his production process and improve the parts inspection with regard to cycle time and error detection.

Lennart Schulenburg, Commercial Director at VisiConsult, explains: “The promotion was a crucial point for us to anticipate global competition. The resulting sales deals have created new jobs for us.” In 2017, the revenues resulting from the ZIM project reached more than ten times the amount of the subsidy.

As part of the Innovation Day SME of the BMWi, the successful implementation of the project results of the XRHRobotStar as a “ZIM Individual Project of the Year” was honoured with a certificate signed by Federal Minister of Economics Peter Altmaier. Minister Altmaier: “Small and medium-sized enterprises are the innovation engine of our economy – and today’s companies are excellent examples of his creativity, creativity and future orientation. I am very happy about the innovation success! ”

MODI and VisiConsult present new product cooperation at SMTconnect in Nuremberg

[Stockelsdorf, 02 May 2019] Over the past few months, MODI and VisiConsult have been working together to come up with a solution for their customers: fully automatic text recognition for databases and test counting of parts in one. The result will be presented for the first time at SMTconnect expo in Nuremberg.

What happens when the fastest X-ray based component counting system is combined with a market leader’s goods receipt scanner? “An excellent opportunity for our customers to optimize their material management,” explains Nico Federsel, Electronics Division Manager at VisiConsult. The goal of XRHCount is to speed up the counting of components. Compared to several minutes of mechanical counting, staff costs are reduced by more than 95%. The system is designed for 24/7 continuous operation thanks to its durable components and is already in use in a number of production facilities worldwide. The link with the counting cloud means that the artificial intelligence (AI) of the system is becoming even more precise and extensive. Previously, the count of the XRHCount was less than 10 seconds. The integration of a scan solution by MODI replaces manual data entry, thereby preventing errors in the data.

MODI’s AdoDat 5000 Receiving Scanner has been integrated into the XRHCount and uses all the information from barcode / data matrix code labels on incoming goods, such as part rolls, dry packs, etc., to store information as a read, data and traceability interface and to all subsequent processes send. Here, labels are safely read both with codes (with and without identifiers), arbitrarily composed string formats as well as plain text information, the information compared and stored together with images & Unique ID in the traceability database. Philip Hund, Sales Manager at MODI, explains, “This eliminates mis-fitting costs associated with misidentified components, ensures complete traceability of customer and quality audits, and increases process reliability. At the heart of all our systems is the patented ADOMO® camera technology.” This uses a deflecting mirror to concentrate the full camera resolution on the label to be read and to use the entire hardware performance efficiently. Label information is read out and adjusted within 1-2 seconds and highest reading accuracy is guaranteed.

Philip Hund announces: “We are exhibiting the system at SMTconnect to introduce the system. At booth 239 in hall 4, visitors can experience the system live.” At stand 551 in hall 4A, VisiConsult will explain more about this special XRHCount solution.

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The specialist for customized X-ray inspection solutions and automation

VisiConsult is a family owned company located in Northern Germany and known as the leading supplier for customized and standard X-ray inspection systems. To ensure a premium quality, all products are developed and produced locally as turnkey solutions. This leads to cutting edge technology and an unmatched flexibility.
Our goal is to solve inspection problems with tailored systems, while guaranteeing a premium post-sales service. More than 25 years of expertise in industrial (NDT) and security applications combined with experienced engineers result in solutions that set new industry standards. Discover the invisible!