(01 Jun 2021)
Smiths Detection has been been selected by Lazada
Express, Lazada Thailand’s delivery arm, to upgrade its cargo
Lazada has ordered two HI-SCAN 100100V-2is X-ray
inspection systems enabled with iCMORE Lithium Batteries, to help
automatically detect undeclared, unsecured lithium batteries which
are capable of igniting when shipped by air.
The deployment is in response to an e-commerce
surge in Thailand, fueled in part to COVID19 lockdowns. Lazada
added 26,000 new merchants to its platform in March 2020 alone.
batteries often found in electronics can pose a hazardous threat. Since 2006, the US Federal Aviation Administration has recorded
approximately 300 incidents of smoke, heat, fire or explosion
involving lithium batteries in air cargo or baggage.
Aurelien Guilbert, Smiths Detection’s Managing Director of North
Asia, said, “We are confident that Smiths
Detection’s cargo screening technology combined with AI-enabled
automatic detection capabilities will strengthen Lazada Express’
security capabilities. With smart, adaptable algorithms, iCMORE
provides powerful, automatic detection to help reduce burden on
image analysts while improving screening outcomes. This will also
secure everyday operations to protect the safety of the air cargo
sector and Lazada Express’ workers.”
The HI-SCAN 100100V-2 is equipped with two 160kV
generators in 90° opposition, providing a horizontal and vertical
view of the screened object (dual-view) making image analysis
easier. This screening method facilitates reliable inspections of
tightly packed objects in one process, shortening inspection
times. The iCMORE is an automatic object recognition tool designed
for optimal detection performance. The process requires minimal
training and generates a very low false-alarm rate.
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