Scanning technology: Now, made-in-India x-ray baggage scanners
Local manufacturing of X-ray baggage scanner machines is fairly new; because these techniques are used to check baggage.
Next time whenever you are at the airport, chances are your baggage might be scanned by homegrown technology. The Indian X-ray baggage scanners segment is one which was dominated by Chinese suppliers but the recent move by the government has opened doors for the Indian suppliers. One such local player is Noida-based Vehant Technologies. “The ban on Chinese suppliers helps India to become self-reliant when it comes to the tech industry.
It falls in line with the PM’s recent call of ‘Atma Nirbhar Bharat’. Due to Covid, the market has been down in recent months hence comparison of sales (with 2019 figures) is not really possible but still, this ban has helped a lot. We have recently bagged two major orders from Kolkata Metro and Punjab Prisons which would have been difficult if Chinese vendors were there,” said Kapil Bardeja, co-founder and CEO, Vehant Technologies, a manufacturer of X-ray baggage scanners machines. It is also among the first to develop the machine locally. Currently, it manufactures 500-600 X-ray baggage scanners annually, including dual-view scanners.