eXaminer SX

Compact, low-cost eXaminer SX delivers best value in advanced certified-CT explosives detection

Built on the proven eXaminer 3DX CT technology platform, the certified eXaminer SX meets the latest, rigorous standards for explosives detection within a lighter, smaller framed system. The SX automatically clears non-threat bags for flight with the lowest false alarm rates in the industry, resulting in fewer bags sent to costly secondary search areas.

Suitable for airport lobbies, baggage make up areas and full integration with baggage handling systems, the adaptable SX features a streamlined design and delivers operational throughput at up to 300 bags per hour in a stand-alone configuration and up to 360 bags per hour in-line. Using 3-D Continuous Flow CT technology, the SX generates high resolution 3-D color images in real time, including 360-degree rotational views of entire bags, as well as individual threat objects.

Using advanced 3-D threat assessment tools, operators can quickly and confidently clear bags for flight or designate bags for search.

The rugged eXaminer SX is easy to maintain and built for consistent, reliable operation with minimal downtime. Flexible networking options link multiple eXaminer systems of any configuration (SX, 3DX and XLB) with their respective viewing systems and search workstations over a secure network, enabling airports to realize the lowest possible staffing and operating costs.

The eXaminer SX with its combination of advanced features and low cost offers the best value of any CT EDS available on the market.


  • Stand-alone
  • Partially Integrated
  • Fully Integrated

Technical Specifications


Tunnel Diameter: 80 cm (31.5")
Conveyor Width: 65 cm (25.5")
System Dimensions: 3.64 m (144") L x 1.73 m (68") H x 1.57 m (62") W
Power Requirements: 4 wire 3 phase 208 VAC 50/60HZ 40 A ±10%
Conveyor Belt Height: 69.8 cm (27.5")
Conveyor Speed: 101.6 mm/sec (20 ft/min)
Conveyor Capacity: 136 kg (300 Ib)
Max Bag Size: 64.7 cm (25.5") x 46.4 cm (18.3")
Max Bag Length: 240 cm (94.5")
Operational Throughput: 300 bags/hour (stand-alone)
360 bags/hour (in-line)


Integrated Monoblock: 160 kV, 4.3 mA
Duty Cycle: 100%
Cooling: Oil-filled
X-ray Sensor: 11,880 solid-state detectors; 3-D Continuous Flow helical computed tomography

Imaging and Performance

Video Resolution: High resolution 2-D and 3-D images
Image Display: Dual 1600 x 1200 high resolution, flat panel LCD monitors
Enhanced 3-D full-bag scan in a single pass
Full 3-D bag/threat object views
3-D full image and threat object rotation for confident and efficient on-screen alarm resolution

EDS Features

eXaminer 3DX legacy network: Field Data Reporting System (FDRS)
Image Archive: Images stored for 48 hours
Diagnostics: Built-in test capabilities
Built-in data and service logs
Integrated service software test suite
Search Work Stations (SWS) to support trace/physical inspection with 3-D tools

Physical Specifications

CT Scanner Weight: Approx. 5900 lbs (2676.2 kg)
SA Entrance/Exit Conveyors: Approx. 400 lbs (181.4 kg)


Operating Temperature: 5°C to 45°C 
Relative Humidity: 10 to 95%, non-condensing
Storage Temperature: –20°C to 60°C 
Relative Humidity: 10 to 90%, non-condensing

Radiation Safety

All L-3 Communication Security & Detection Systems' X-ray systems comply with all international standards for radiation safety requirements and external emissions limits including the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Section 1020.40 (21 CFR1 020.40) that apply to our products.

Operational Standards

Complies with published international standards including the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration Standards, «Use of X-ray Systems» (Federal Standards 14 CFR 108.17 and 14 CFR 129.26

eXaminer SX

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