What do I need to know before installing an x-ray scanner?

We recommend answering the following questions before installing your x-ray system: • Is there space to accommodate the machine? • Is there a fork lift or other means of moving the machine into its place of installation? • Is there sufficient power / electricity for the machine? • Are entrances and doorways large enough to enable the machine to pass through?
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How do I go about choosing the right x-ray scanner?

The most important aspects to consider when choosing an x-ray system include tunnel size, generator output software capability, and imaging features. If there are any uncertainties, please get in contact and we will gladly assist with recommendations.
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What is the x-ray generator?

The x-ray generator is the prime component of every x-ray scanner. Generators produce x-rays that penetrate objects and allow their contents to be inspected.
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How safe are your range of x-ray machines?

The x-ray systems we provide for security screening emit significantly less radiation than a medical x-ray. They are completely safe for operators and the public at large. All machines comply with the current international safety standards.
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What is likely to go wrong with an x-ray machine and how much are the parts going to cost me?

A key issue we stress to our customers to consider when buying a security x-ray machine is the power supply availability. It is imperative that the power going to the machine is stable / regulated and that when the power trips or goes off that there is a back-up (ups) to shut the machine down properly. Many of our call-outs and spare part replacements are power related. The most expensive part is the generator tank, this is the nucleus of the machine and can cost upwards of $10,000 to replace. Other common failures that are normally power related is the computer. To replace this can cost around $5,000.
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Is there preventative maintenance for the x-ray machine?

Yes, depending upon the usage. For unit working continuously for long periods of time, we would recommend maintenance intervals every three months, whereas units working for shorter periods, we would recommend maintenance intervals every six months. However, the Department of Health Regulations determine a quarterly radiation check as a standard. We therefore combine the maintenance intervals to fall in line with the Department of Health’s regulations.
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