What you should know about cabinet X-ray systems
A cabinet X-ray system, such as the astrophysics xis 6040,is an inspection system for screening different types of objects at checkpoints. Most cabinet X-ray systems are installed in enclosures to protect people nearby from the generated X-rays and exclude them from interior of the enclosure. Basically, these systems are used for quality control in different industries as well as security screening. The security applications offered by such systems range from baggage screening at local and international airports to examining trucks ferrying goods at international borders. When it comes to quality control applications in industries, cabinet X-ray systems can be used to examine circuit boards, tires and food. A cabinet X-ray system can also be used for analysing tissue samples in medical laboratories.
The cabinet X-ray system is also known as the X-ray screening system, X-ray inspection system, X-ray baggage system and X-ray security system. The astrophysics xis 6040 is a good example of an X-ray screening system typically used for screening and inspection of objects. It is worth mentioning that the words baggage, security, screening and inspection can be used interchangeably in addition to or with the description of the cabinet X-ray system. Because these systems produce X-rays, which are harmful to human health and are also placed in public areas, they are highly regulated by government agencies.
These systems are regulated from their manufacture to their final usage to ensure that the radiation they produce is not a safety hazard. Even though these cabinet X-ray systems emit radiation, the advantage is that it is safe for a person to walk or stand near the system even when the system is emitting X-rays. One reason for this is that before the astrophysics xis 6040 can be placed at a public area, the manufacturer must certify that the system meets radiation safety standards as outlined by industry regulators and/or government agencies.