Designed for IRT Corporation
Precision Research was contracted by IRT to design a revolutionary new X-Ray System.
The project was started from zero based on the original prototype invented by Dr Steven Smith Ph.D., founder of
Tek84 Engineering Group LLC
The first unit become operational in 6 1/2 months.
The product is now manufactured by Rapiscan® Systems as the Rapiscan® Secure 1000.
The Rapiscan® Secure 1000 system has recently received wide television and press publicity as an important security system in the fight against terrorism threads.
IRT had been producing Industrial X-Ray Systems for several years and was a world leader in its marketplace. The company had completed a working prototype of a revolutionary x-ray system for detecting drugs and weapons on people. Precision Research was requested to take the concept from the prototype stage and design a functional machine for production with the objective of achieving reliability, high product output with stringent manufacturing cost limitations.
Precision Research styled, designed, developed and assisted in the startup of production of the entire system. The design employed unique concepts combining lead-screws, servo-motors and unique cams configurations to achieve complex combinations for rapid tilting while simultaneosly lifting of the X-Ray assembly within the enclosure. The entire design, engineering and production of the first unit was completed and operational in 6 1/2 months.
Precision Research was also contracted as a consultant on designs and proposals for varied customs systems for Air Bag inspection and analysis.