Heuresis HBI-120 – World’s smallest and lightest X-Ray Imaging Instrument
Heuresis’ HBI-120 is a rugged, compact, ergonomic, single-sided imager, handheld backscatter x-ray instrument that enables users to quickly and cost-effectively find concealed explosives, narcotics and other contraband, even through 12- gauge (over 2 mm thick) steel — more than twice the thickness of typical motor-vehicle body panels — with none of the limitations of portable transmission x-ray systems.
The HBI-120 weighs only 6.6 lbs. (3.0 kg) and images objects with a miniaturized, internal 120 keV x-ray generator that makes a raster-scanning pencil beam of x-rays to scan objects of interest. As the handheld HBI-120 is moved over the object, a 2- dimensional backscatter x-ray image of the object is displayed in real-time on HBI-120’s high-resolution transflective LCD touchscreen and saved in the instrument’s memory.
It can be used to scan objects in hard-to-reach areas, allowing for the effective screening of a wide variety of items such as suspicious bags and parcels, walls, furniture, small boats, aircraft, vehicle tyres, and car interiors.
Heuresis HBI-120 is a one-piece design makes it easy for you to detect threats including weapons, explosives, narcotics, cash, and other anomalies through steel up to 2 mm thick, more than twice the thickness of typical auto body panels.
Older portable transmission x-ray systems require the x-ray source module and the detector module to be placed and aligned (with the source on one side of the object and the detector on the other side) before an x-ray image can be taken. Sometimes it is not possible to place the source and detector where they are needed to produce a good transmission x-ray image; and it is not possible to take transmission x-ray images close to ground. Portable transmission x-ray systems scan about 6 by 8 inches (15 by 20 cm) at one time and it can take minutes to scan an object of interest.
With the new HBI-120 backscatter x-ray imager you can scan small or large objects and see what’s inside in immediately. Scan up to a square foot (30 by 30 cm) per second and see high-contrast backscatter xray images of concealed threats — in vehicle fenders, doors, bumpers, exhaust manifolds, dashboards, seats and tires. Find improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in backpacks and similar threats in seconds, even in tight corners and next to the ground.
And if you’re on the job for public safety, the HBI-120’s one-sided design gives you “X-ray vision” into abandoned bags and packages, trash cans, mailboxes and vehicles, providing you with the operational flexibility to detect and act on contraband, explosives, and other organic threats. So whether you’re tasked with public safety at a marathon or other sporting event, VIP security, drug enforcement or border security checkpoints, the HBI-120 can provide you with real-time imaging in the shortest possible time for your security and protection missions.
Heuresis’ HBI-120 is the first-ever handheld x-ray imager that enables customs and border patrol agents and other inspectors to quickly find concealed threats and contraband in motor vehicles, ships, aircraft, steel drums, trash receptacles, mailboxes and other locations. The HBI-120 lets law-enforcement officers, private security personnel and others to quickly inspect abandoned bags and packages for threats without opening them.
The HBI-120 has safety interlocks, a built-in video camera and flashlight. The instrument can also be mounted on a robot and operated remotely via USB cable, Wi-Fi or Bluetooth radio control. The Wi-Fi and Bluetooth radios can be disabled for safety purposes.
* Weight 3.0 kg (6.6 lbs.) including battery pack
* Size 24 cm (9.4”) x 22 cm (8.7”) x 17 cm (6.7”)
* Scan Speed Up to 30 cm (12”) per second 15 cm (6”) per second for optimal image quality
* Batteries Rechargeable Li‐ion battery packs 4‐hour battery pack life with typical duty cycle
* Display Transflective 720 x 1,280 pixel color touchscreen LCD
* Imaging Features Image stitching; automated and manual histogram enhancement
* X‐Ray Generator 120 keV, 5 W x‐ray generator with Heuresis x‐ray optics
* Data Storage > 10,000 image scans
* Data Management Heuresis Data Management Software (HDMS)
* Standard Accessories Lockable waterproof case with wheels Multi‐position adjustable safety strap 110/220 V AC battery charger and spare battery pack Quick Start Guide User Guide Electronic training materials
* Operating Conditions –40 °C (–40 °F) to 60 °C (140 °F). Splash and dust proof
1 & 2 Dual safety triggers to initiate a scan with either hand
3 & 4 Ergonomic handles for scanning in any orientation
5 Transflective, Sunlight readable 720 x 1280 pixel color touchscreen LCS with Android operating system
6 Beam-on safety warning light
7 Sealed Channel Active cooling for operation in temps up to 140°F (60°C)
8 Sealed connector port helps make seal housing – dust and splash proof for use in the toughest operating conditions
9 Four connection points for integration with robotic systems or included safety lanyard. Includes USB and port for AC (Mains) power.
10 Dual channel detectors with Heuresis optimized optics for fast scans with optimal image quality
11 Built-in camera, flashlight, and alignment lasers to show scan areas.