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Air Cargo Screening Solutions
- Morpho Detection

Morpho delivers advanced screening solutions to help direct and indirect air cargo carriers improve security, operational efficiency and compliance. Combining powerful, market leading trace detection, x-ray and computed tomography (CT) explosives detection technologies, Morpho’s comprehensive, cost-effective and competitively priced cargo solutions can screen small, medium, large and pallet-size parcels and containers for explosives, narcotics and additional threats and contraband.

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• Meet government mandates
• Assure operational continuity
• Detect and identify threats
• Minimize operational costs
• Safeguard brand image
• Protect employees and assets

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Meet industry and government regulations with equipment tested to TSA’s highest “Qualified” standard

Morpho Detection’s explosives trace detection (ETD) devices, explosives detection systems (EDS) and X-ray scanners have achieved Qualified Technology status on the U.S. Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Air Cargo Screening Technology List (ACSTL) – the highest attainable tier for screening equipment.

Equipment in the Qualified Technology section of the ACSTL has completed stringent TSA testing to achieve screening qualification. Per ACSTL Version 8.9, “the qualified technology section specifies equipment, by technology, which has undergone a formal TSA sponsored test process and is deemed qualified for screening operations.”

Conversely, equipment in the ACSTL’s Approved Technology section has received only conditional approval. ACSTL Version 8.9 states that “the approved technology section specifies equipment, by technology, which has been conditionally approved for screening operations and is currently undergoing or scheduled for field test activities. This equipment has up to 36 months from the date when it was added to the approved technology section to successfully pass TSA’s suitability-based field test activities. If it is unable to pass field test activities within the prescribed 36 months, it will be removed from the approved technology section on the specified expiration date.” For this reason, the TSA cautions regulated parties considering purchasing screening equipment that has only approved technology status.

Morpho Detection offers a suite of TSA-qualified screening systems — the highest attainable rating on TSA’s Air Cargo Screening Technology List.

“When procuring equipment from the ACSTL, regulated parties are encouraged to select equipment from the qualified technology section. Regulated parties who procure equipment from the approved technology section do so at their own risk.”
- TSA Air Cargo Screening Technology Listt (ACSTL) Version 8.9 as of 01/15/2014

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yellow square COST EFFICIENCY

Because protecting margins is critical to the continued success of any business, Morpho air cargo security solutions balance operational needs with capital expenditures and total cost of ownership. Aside from flexible procurement options, Morpho continuously strives to develop cost-saving product improvements which reduce carriers’ operating costs. To help carriers stay competitive, Morpho has reduced total cost of ownership for trace detectors up to 15 percent over the past five years.


As the air cargo industry is an essential component of numerous and interrelated domestic and international logistics networks, it is crucial that shippers, forwarders, integrators and carriers manage their operations by the clock. Recognizing the impact of integrating security processes into the flow of operations, Morpho subject matter experts assist customers with site audits and develop concepts of operations cognizant of operational throughput with air cargo screening solutions that meet individual customers’ needs.


Inadvertent shipment of illicit drugs, hazardous material and other contraband can put an air cargo carrier at risk for financial penalties, delays of shipment and even the confiscation of aircraft. Morpho offers a suite of advanced screening technologies to help mitigate the risk of illegal shipments that can jeopardize a business’ financial stability or reputation.


Securing air cargo through security technology protects a business’ own people and assets. The detection of lethal or illegal threats provides an organization’s employees with the ability to take appropriate measures to operate in a safer environment.


Proactively securing the cargo supply chain not only achieves the goal of aviation security compliancy, but also helps protect an organization’s brand and reputation from being associated with negative media coverage of catastrophes caused by terrorism or being perceived as taking a passive approach to stem the flow of illegal drug trafficking. Maintaining customer confidence is vital to a company’s brand and hence its business.

To read more, download the pdf below
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Explosives and Narcotics Detection in a Desktop System

Simultaneous detection enables the Itemiser® DX desktop to detect a broad range of explosives and narcotics that meet current market threats. It delivers fast, simultaneous explosives and narcotics detection in a package that is ergonomic and portable.

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• Patented regenerative dryer eliminates the need for monthly dryer material replacements, and reduces maintenance downtime and consumables costs
• Automated calibration with optional verification helps assure operational accuracy
• Touch screen menus on a graphical user interface can be easy to learn and operate
• Onboard computer automatically handles all data logging, including time, date, sample analysis, and system status
• Lightweight (26.5 lb/12 kg) with built-in handle for easy transport

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• Folding monitor screen automatically shuts off backlight to extend life of display
• New long life positive ion dopant detects peroxide explosives
• Ability to create custom substance libraries

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• Simultaneous dual mode detection eliminates the need for two detectors, which significantly decreases the possibility of mechanical failure associated with two detector systems
• Maintains a low, stable humidity level in the detector, allowing for consistent and reliable detection results
• Automatically saves test results, preventing deletions
• Robust internal solid-state hard drive for reliable data storage
• Optional maintenance reminders for all preventive requirements • Advanced diagnostics to ensure maximum availability and performance

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• Built in printer for fast hard copy results or printing later
• Quick analysis and results in approximately 8 seconds
• Software upgrades can be easy to install
• On-board software keypad
• On-board advance video help files

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• Results require minimal interpretation, allowing operators to concentrate on sample acquisition
• A comprehensive history of saved data and alarm files can be recalled and printed

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• Internal, one-hour battery allows instrument relocation without having to shut it off, eliminating warmup time

yellow arrow Technical Specifications

Dimension (display opened) Height: 14.9 in (38 cm) Display Clearance: 16.3 in (41 cm)
Width: 18.9 in (48 cm) Depth: 19.8 in (50 cm
Dimension (display closed) Height: 7.1 in (18 cm) Width: 18.9 in (48 cm) Depth: 18.0 in (46 cm)
Weight 26.5 lb (12.02 kg)
Detector Type Ion Trap Mobility Spectrometer (ITMS™)
Analysis Time Default 8 seconds
Sample Acquisition Surface wipe
Warmup Time (Cold Start) Allow approximately 30 minutes for system to stabilize
Operating Temperature: 0 to 40°C (32 to 104°F) IP20 protection rating
Storage Temperature 0 to 50°C (32 to 122°F)
Power AC Input: 100-120 VAC, 200-240 VAC, 47-63 Hz, 150W
DC Input: 11-18 VDC input, 10A (150W) max
Battery Backup: Up to 60 minutes of standby time daily for transport
Computer AMD Geode® LX800 Processor, 500MHz, fanless, 3.5 in. (8.89)
SB Typical Power Consumption: +5VDC @ 1.29 Amps
Display 10.4 in (26.4 cm), 640 x 480 pixel, 300 nits brightness, TFT-LCD monitor with resistive touch screen
Signal Processing Recognition on multiple peaks and explosives; output to 4 different display types, including bar graph display or time-of-flight plasmagram display
Detection Modes Explosives and Narcotics Detection or Dual Mode Detection
Data Transfer Capability Two USB 2.0 ports; Ethernet port

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Morpho Detection
U.S.A./Canada Tel: +1 978 658 3767
Email: info@morphodetection.com

International Tel: +44 (0) 1223 728 888
Email: sales.mdii@morpho.com



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