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Autoclear’s Security Screening Equipment Deployed for Copper Mine Security

December 20, 2013

X-ray and Metal Detectors Used for Checkpoint Screening in Mine Entrance Area

FAIRFIELD, N.J., 08 October 2013 – Autoclear, a global designer and manufacturer of leading security screening systems, today announced that it recently fulfilled a substantial order for checkpoint screening equipment at a copper mining production center in Mexico.

Each of the seven stations includes an Autoclear 6040 X-ray system, 8000C metal detection portal and Model 20 HandWand metal detector. They will be used to screen for weapons and explosives as people enter the mine area and for copper theft upon exit.

Brad Conway, CEO of Autoclear, said: “Increased theft of high value commodities such as copper over the past several years has made it imperative for mining companies to protect their employees as well as enhance operational integrity. Installing an airport-style checkpoint makes the most sense for managing large volumes of people, such as during shift changes.”

The tunnel dimensions of the 6040 X-ray system make it ideal to screen items such as backpacks and other hand-carried items and deliver best-in-class speed and detection capability; its small footprint makes the most of available space. The 8000C walk through metal detector features a digital signal processing circuitry to eliminate spikes, noise and radio interference; and the Model 20 HandWand features a large scanning area and variable tone rate based on the amount of ferrous and non-ferrous metal present to minimize false alarms.


Autoclear delivers innovative and affordable security screening systems using cutting-edge imaging and detection technology for checkpoint, mail, people, cargo and vehicle screening applications. Threats detected include explosives, weapons, contraband and narcotics. Our brands include Autoclear X-ray inspection systems, Scintrex trace detectors and Fed-Labs metal detectors. An ISO 9001:2008 certified company, Autoclear has over 66,000 installations in more than 170 countries. Autoclear is headquartered in Fairfield, New Jersey, USA, with sales offices, representatives and service locations worldwide. Autoclear has been proudly serving the military, government and private industry for their security needs for 75 years. Visit to learn more.



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