A scanner with an aperture for oversized objects

Among the L-3 family of conventional X-ray systems, the PX-107 offers an extended height, equipping operators with the largest tunnel size available for non-palletized freight. With an opening that is nearly 40 inches square (1011 mm), the system is ideally suited for airport and break-bulk screening environments. The PX-107 can handle a variety of packages and freight, including oversized/out-of-gauge cartons and irregularly shaped items.

Incorporating L-3's user-friendly operator controls and state-of-the-art imaging, the system offers the added benefit that smaller packages are magnified on the display screen, making it easier to detect fine details that might indicate a threat.


  • Threat detection
  • Manifest & declaration verification
  • Contraband detection
  • Theft prevention
  • Regulatory compliance/inspection


  • TSA Air Cargo Qualified
  • ISO 9001, CE, EUR 1
  • Radiation Safety: U.S (21CFR1020.40)
  • Film: Ten passes of ISO 1600/33DIN high-speed photographic film
  • Operational: U.S.  FAA Standards, «Use of X-ray Systems» (Federal Standards 14 CFR 108.17 and 14 CFR 129.26)

The L-3 Advantage.

Reflecting L-3's commitment to innovation and its long experience in X-ray solutions, the PX-107 offers outstanding features and options that enhance the speed and accuracy of threat detection.

The Operator Interface:

Intuitively Simple

L-3's patented operator interface provides a simple, flexible, and powerful way for users to control the system and make maximum use of imaging information. Ergonomically designed to promote rapid learning and ease of use, the interface combines three-button conveyor control with a touch-sensitive pad that allows continuous heads-up operation using icons displayed on the viewing screen.

Image Performance:

Superb Resolution and Clarity

Effective screening starts with advanced imaging capabilities. The PX-107 dual-energy folded detector array includes 1,600 diodes, delivering the highest resolution available in a large-size X-ray screening solution.

Based on research by the International Commission on Illumination (CIE), PX-107 incorporates Transparent Color™, L-3's innovative image processing technique. This unique imaging approach combines the science of the human eye's response to color and the display characteristics of a CRT monitor. With Transparent Color™, operators can interpret threat objects with a much higher degree of confidence due to the crisp, clear, and robust color images that are now possible.


Bringing It All Together

Operating on a Windows® platform, the networked PX-107 allows data and images to be accessed in real time by a centralized supervisor workstation. This enables one person to perform key tasks for multiple units, including: second-level screening of suspect objects, centralized monitoring of operators' performance using the Threat Image Projection feature, and administration of all PX systems on the network. The result is that oversight of screening and administrative operations can be streamlined, and costs can be kept in check.


Operational Flexibility

The PX-107 system can be tailored to meet a range of needs.

  • Easy customization of software-based controls and tools allows the system to be adapted to diverse operational requirements and evolving security challenges.
  • Bidirectional operation allows the system to be incorporated, without modification, into environments that require two-way screening, such as mailrooms and loading docks.

L-3's patented operator interface combines 3-button conveyor control with a touch-sensitive pad that allows continuous heads-up operation using icons displayed on the viewing screen

Operator Tools:

Reliability at Your Fingertips

Numerous features enhance the operator's ability to readily identify and examine suspect objects and detect the subtle but telling details that indicate a true threat, such as the wires associated with explosive devices.

  • With diverse image analysis tools, operators can more easily distinguish between organic and inorganic materials and objects having a similar appearance. Image enhancement tools provide varied methods for optimizing images to more readily spot possible threats.
  • Operator Assist® (OA) compares scanned objects to data on known threats and highlights suspect items for further examination.
  • Threat Image Projection (TIP) inserts fictitious threat images at periodic intervals and tracks operator responses, allowing supervisors to assess the effectiveness of screening operations-and motivating operators to stay alert.
  • Image Archiving (IA) supports storage of up to 20,000 images, with image retention determined by user-defined expiration dates or on a first-in, first-out basis.


Continuously variable contrast adjustment

Tri-material discrimination

Pseudo color imaging

Zoom 2X — 16X or continuous zoom to 64X

Edge enhancement

High/low penetration mode

Reverse video

Organic/inorganic stripping

Transparent Color™

Best image resolution in its class

Operator Assist (OA)

Image Archiving (IA)

Uninterruptible power supply (UPS) and input line filter

Entry/exit conveyors (1067 mm / 42.0” each)

Patented, heads-up operator display interface with touch pad control

Configurable operator interface

Single 17” color monitor

Remote desktop operator display

2438 mm (96”) inclined entry/1067 mm (42”) entry conveyor

1829 mm (72”) exit baggage slide

Threat Image Projection

External UPS

Color printer



Dimensions: 2438 mm (96.0") L x 1294 mm (51.0") W x 2000 mm (78.8") H
Length with Conveyors: 4572 mm (180.0")
Tunnel Opening: 1011 mm (39.8") W x 1011 mm (39.8") H
Conveyor Height: 820 mm (32.3")
Power Requirements: 100–240 VAC ±10%
50/60 Hz ±1% 1.0 KVA max
Conveyor Speed: 230 mm per second (9.05"  per second)
Conveyor Capacity: 300 kg (660 lb)


Voltage: 160 kVp constant potential tube
Duty Cycle: 100%
Cooling: sealed oil bath
Beam Orientation: vertically upward
X-ray Sensor: 1600 photo diodes in folded array (L-shaped) configuration

Physical Specifications

Weight (Uncrated): approx 1455 kg (3207.7 lb)
Weight (Crated): approx 1727 kg (3807.4 lb)
Construction: steel frame and panels on casters


Operating Temperature: 0°C to 40°C (32°F to 104°F)
Storage Temperature: –20°C to 50°C (–4°F to 122°F)
Humidity: 95% non-condensing
Airborne Noise Level: < 70dB (A)

Imaging and Performance

Resolution: 38 AWG typical
Penetration: 29 mm of steel guaranteed
Contrast Sensitivity: 4096 gray level stored
Video Resolution: 1280 x 1024/24 bits
Video Display: 17" SVGA high-resolution, flicker-free display
Computer Processor: Intel Pentium®

Radiation Safety

All L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems' X-ray systems are certified to be in full compliance with all radiation safety requirements and external emissions limits as specified in the United States Code of Federal Regulations, Title 21, Section 1020.40 (21CFR1020.40) that apply to our products. Typical leakage radiation is less than 0.1 mR/hr compared to maximum of 0.5 mR/hr permitted by the Federal Standard.

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).

Film Safety

Ten passes of ISO 1600/33DIN high-speed photographic film.

Design Policy

L-3 Communications Security & Detection Systems reserves the right to change specifications in the course of continuous improvement. Specifications are provided for reference only and actual equipment may differ slightly from the description given. Typical dimensions are within ±5% of nominal values.


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