Totalpost installed the Astrophysics 6545 DV at the beginning of July 2013. This followed a tendering process by Malca Amit who were looking to upgrade their security screening machinery to Dual-View in line with upcoming Department for Transport (DfT) regulations.
The 6545 DV security screener was especially suited to Malca Amit’s situation as it is an X-Ray conveyor system that offers the highest specification and latest technology within a compact frame. It includes the latest dual view technology as well as a density alert system.
Totalpost carried out several site audits before the installation discovering that it was a small area in which to transport the machine within the building. However, good planning and the expertise to remove panels and generators meant that Totalpost were able to meet the customers needs.
Malca Amit specialise in the secure transportation of extremely high valued freight such as jewellery and watches. They ship worldwide but particularly to the Middle East and US. The freight is passed through the X-Ray once a day and then securely transported to Heathrow airport for shipping.
Talking about the contract and installation, Kevin Miles, Operations Manager at Malca Amit UK Ltd says: “There is so much regulation regarding international goods transportation, it is extremely important to utilise machinery that is of the highest standard.
“The X-Ray security screening device needed to be compact enough to fit into a small secure area and to have Dual-View to comply with new regulation. Totalpost were able to supply us with a state of the art system which fit this criteria.”
Commenting further Miles said: “The 6545 DV is definitely saving us time. The operators really like the fact that it gives them the ability to move the object backwards and forwards remotely for a clearer view.”
David Hymers, Managing Director of Totalpost says: “We have happily found a niche in this market through providing high specification X-Ray security screening machinery coupled with a flexible and helpful service. In the first half of 2013 we secured over £1m of X-Ray orders and we are continuing to grow the service as we expand into other markets.”
New DfT regulations are gradually coming into force and by December 2015 all cargo must be scanned from two angles to enable threats to be better detected. Therefore many freight handling companies are currently upgrading to Dual View screening technology.
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About Totalpost Services Plc
Totalpost is the exclusive UK distributor for the world renowned Astrophysics range of X-ray threat detection equipment used for screening mail, baggage and freight.
Additionally, Totalpost is one of the world’s foremost quality suppliers of mailroom consumables and provides ongoing support services and hardware to ensure total efficiency and satisfaction in client mailrooms.
Totalpost is a completely independent privately owned concern based in the UK with the headquarters and manufacturing in Cumbria and processing locations in Warrington and Swindon. Furthermore, international Totalpost businesses have been established in France, Germany, South Africa and the USA.