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Find your perfect x-ray system at Intersec Dubai 20-22 Jan 2019

At Intersec Dubai this year, Scanna will be demonstrating how ScanX Scout CR and Scansilc rugged DR flat panel portable x-ray systems BOTH have a place in your search and EOD toolkit.

Now available with a new range of pulsed x-ray generators giving you higher performance and better radiation safety than ever before.

Our sales team will be delighted to welcome you on our stand S3-A37 between 20-22nd January and explain the unique benefits of Scanna portable x-ray systems.

To book a timed appointment please email

Scanna proud sponsors of the AFPST

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In 2010, at just 18, Owen Pick stood on an IED in Afghanistan. Since then he has pioneered snowboarding to the highest levels (more recently at the 2018 Paralympics) as a single leg amputee. 
Andy Barlow was awarded the George Medal for his actions. As a single leg amputee,
Andy has not only achieved great results in downhill ski racing but has also excelled as an offshore sailor.
Darren ‘Swifty’ Swift was injured in Northern Ireland and has devoted a great deal of his time since then supporting others both as an ambassador for Blesma, The Limbless Veterans and through his long career as an actor, highlighting the challenges of being a double leg amputee. 
Scanbn was were able to celebrate their inspiring achievements last night as a sponsor at the End of Season Dinner at the BT Tower.  These people are awesome and are truly an inspiration to us all.
Scanna are proud to support Owen, Andy, Swifty and the Armed Forces Para-Snowsport Team. We would encourage others to do the same and visit for more information. 

Scanna at 3CDSE 2018

Scanna will be demonstrating its Scansilc ruggedized, intelligent Scansilc flat panel portable x-ray systems at the 3CDSE exhibition on the 31st May.

3CDSE is a specialist one day defence and security exhibition held at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern showcasing innovations in the security and defence sector including innovative hardware, software, vehicles, cyber and drone / counter drone technology.

We’re excited about the opportunity to demonstrate how Scansilc portable security x-ray systems can improve the speed, performance and accuracy of the x-ray operator in the field.

3CDSE 2018

See Scansilc Portable Security X-ray Systems at 2 UK events in March 2018


Between 6-8 March, Scanna will be showcasing its new Scansilc high resolution, ruggedised  portable security x-ray systems for search and suspect baggage investigation at both the Security and Policing Show in Farnborough (Stand A33) and the Security & Counter Terror Expo (SCTX) at London Olympia on Stand H10. 

We’ll also be on hand to talk about postal and baggage screening as well as  people screening using metal detection and passive stand off screening (terahertz technology).

 Both are  key events for the UK security and defence industry and there are plenty of product innovations to see.

 The Security and Policing Show  runs from 6-8th March requires Home Office approval and you can register here!GLF

 If you were planning on also attending the SCTX event the registration link is

 It is totally free to register and the dates are  6-7th March. Our stand is H10 and we are located in the Counter IED area.

Our team will  be on hand to talk about postal and baggage screening as well as  people screening using metal detection and passive stand off screening (terahertz technology).


Changes to UK Radiation Regulations – IRR17

IRR17 and IRR(NI)17 place new duties upon employers, which include,  the need to notify or register with HSE if you undertake certain work involving the use of ionising radiation.

Cabinet, conveyor and portable x-ray systems from Scanna  incorporate radiation generators rated higher than 30kv so are subject to ‘registration’ rather than ‘notification’,

All organisations using these types of x-ray screening equipment fall under the scope of the IRR17 regulations, and the employer of the equipment will need to ensure they have registered with the HSE/HSENI.

All registrations must be carried out before 5 February 2018, and until registration has taken place, no work with ionising radiation should take place.

To submit a ‘Registration’ via the HSE web site as follows:

  1. Log on to
  2. Scroll down and click on ‘Apply Now’
  3. Create an account and continue on to submit the registration.

The following guidance to help complete the online registration:

Question 1 of 6) If there are multiple locations only the main practice needs to be registered

Question 2 of 6) Insert the company registration number if applicable

Question 3 of 6) Number of employees – this is the total number of employees within the organisation

Question 3 of 6) Answer ‘No’ Classified Persons if working with cabinet x-rays

Question 4 of 6) Answer ‘No’. The work does not include the transport of radioactive substances

Question 5 of 6) Only answer ‘Yes’ if hand-held, portable X-ray devices are used, “no” for cabinets

Step 2 of the process gives 3 options to register. Tick to register working with a radiation generator only. This is all that is asked. You don’t need to give any details of the equipment or how many machines you operate.

You will eventually get to the listing of your activity which should show the ‘Status’ as in progress. Click on ‘Register’  and then ‘Save and Continue’ that subsequently appears.

You have until 6th February to complete the ‘Registration’ and have a debit card/debit handy as you can pay the £25 fee on line.

For further assistance and for copies of any equipment documentation or critical examination reports, please contact


See the world’s toughest most intelligent portable x-ray panels at UK Security Expo


Scanna are excited to launch the world’s toughest, most intelligent portable security x-ray panels at the UK Security expo running from 29-30 November at London Olympia.

At last! Portable X-ray panels designed and hardened specifically for the demands of security professionals involved in front line tasks.

Scansilc EOD  flat panel security x-ray systems with ruggedised tablets are designed for users who ensure security in the in the fields of police, customs, aviation, transport, crowded spaces, critical infrastructure who need best in class imaging and performance in a hassle free, lightweight configuration.

Best in class resolution – Get unrivalled 76 micron resolution, 6 line pair x-ray images to improve operator confidence and decision making.

  • Toughest design-   IP67,   impact and drop tested x-ray panel with a strong Unibody structure and grab and go handle. Gives you total reliability in all conditions without the hassle and need for additional protective panel covers
  • Panel Integrated system control – Control your x-ray pulses and x-ray firing from the tablet – both wired and wirelessly – without any connecting interface box.
  • Fewer components to carry and set up – Just your x-ray panel, x-ray generator, table and back up cables.  Be ready in 90 seconds. No bulky interface box, interface cables, nor protective covers required.
  • Less hassle – Fewer components; fewer connections;  less time to set up; less to go wrong.

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Scanna launch best in class portable x-ray systems at Milipol Paris

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Visit Milipol Paris 21-24 November to see how Scansilc EOD portable  x-ray panels can improve the task of the x-ray operator and reduce clearance time for suspect packages

Scansilc EOD now offers security professionals the  toughest and most intelligent x-ray panels in the world.

Not only have Scansilc  EOD portable X-ray panels been designed and hardened specifically for the demands of security professionals involved in front line tasks, we’ve also taken out the annoying interface box that some older x-ray systems required by integrating all our x-ray  control fire circuitry into the panel itself.

This means we can provide a very lightweight, compact, 3 component x-ray  system that is simple to set up and use.

Scansilc EOD is unique as it combines unrivalled 76 micron, 6.5 line pair image resolution with a panel design that is impact, drop and water resistant.

Scansilc EOD  flat panel x-ray systems with ruggedised tablets are designed for users who ensure security  in the fields of police, customs, aviation, transport, crowded spaces and critical infrastructure who need best in class imaging and performance in a hassle free, lightweight configuration.

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Scanna is pleased to report that, following an audited review of its IT systems and security processes, it has achieved Cyber Essentials Accreditation.

Cyber Security accreditation demonstrates Scanna’s continued commitment to information security and secure systems, providing assurance to its clients and business partners.

Paul Taylor, Sales Director at Scanna said “Information security of the highest priority to Scanna and its client base. Achieving our Cyber Essentials  accreditation shows Scanna’s commitment to the ongoing  improvement of its security processes and the importance we give to protecting sensitive information.”

Cyber Essentials is  designed to help organisations implement protection against cyber-attack, demonstrating that they take cyber security seriously. The five basic controls within Cyber Essentials were chosen because, when properly in use, they will help to protect against unskilled internet-based attackers using commodity capabilities – which are freely available on the internet.

Rapiscan 620XR VE


Scanna launches the new Rapiscan 620XR VE small frame high performance x-ray screener for postal and building security clients who want to screen larger objects but have reduced operating space.

The new Rapiscan 620XR VE machine released this month is exciting for Scanna and its customers as it offers a sizeable  62 x 42 cm tunnel for the screening of  larger sized boxes and visitor bags but with a short frame size of only 168 cm (without UK safety tunnels) and 82 cm wide.

The viewing screen is a generous 22” and its height has been adjusted to be on an optimised ergonomic level for operators with a modern style monitor cart for those requiring remote operations.

The 620XR VE model incorporates Rapiscan’s new enhanced software algorithms that provide far superior imaging to its original XR models.

The new Dual Mode X-ray Imaging Technique (DMxT) provides best in class material discrimination and best component level image quality by leveraging the dual energy imaging technique combined with unique data collection.

SINERGY is Rapiscan’s latest image enhancement tool utilizing DMxT which enhances the visibility of thin metal and low density material such as powders, liquid and chemicals.

Combined with the latest TIP, operator monitoring and performance software and the ability to export images for analysis off site, the Rapiscan 620XR VE represents the best value, high specification conveyorised x-ray machine for the building and postal security market.

For further information contact:

Kirstine Wilson, Scanna MSC Ltd    .   Telephone: 0207 355 3555  .  Email:

We’re recruiting – Technical Support Specialist


Scanna is a UK company specialising in the manufacture of portable x ray and mail screening systems for the Defence and Security Market. It is seeking a Technical Support Specialist at its Shrivenham location to test, investigate and repair portable x ray equipment as well as deal with technical enquiries from customers. This is both for new items awaiting shipment and for returned items from customers.

The Ideal Candidate

The ideal candidate will have a service / field service, troubleshooting and repair background. Ideally, they will have experience of working / testing / repair with x-ray equipment or a background in electronic systems repair and test.

** Knowledge of x-ray systems and electronics and / or a background in service would put the candidate at a distinct advantage. **

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Repair and servicing of x ray and electronic systems. Communication with customers
  • Troubleshooting, electronic repair-intermediate product knowledge
  • Analyse faults to determine the source of problems and recommends repair, replacement or other corrective action
  • Provides software troubleshooting know how
  • First Line preparation, review and implementation of service and repair tasks
  • Track and manage the repair of returned items
  • Participate in customer visits and Factory Acceptance Tests
  • Uploading information and querying information on a Sage / CRM database
  • Other tasks as decreed appropriate by line manager

Key Skills

  • Electronics or electromechanical qualification
  • Hands on experience of repair of electronic equipment (preferably x-ray)
  • First line hardware / software support
  • Ability to work independently
  • IT literate (XL, Word, Data collation, Knowledge of Sage /CRM)
  • Current full clean driving licence

Key Qualities

  • Good communicator (written and oral)
  • Ability to work well both in a team and unsupervised
  • An understanding of technical data
  • Ability to organise and co-ordinate

For further information and to apply for this role please contact us with CV attached here