Archimedes Gamma Waste Assay System


The ARCHIMEDES II WiFi is designed to perform fast measurements of the gamma activity of bags, potentially containing contaminated materials.


Its structure is mounted on wheels, hence it is easy to handle and move.

The system is composed of an anti-vibration base structure with a control console, and two vertical detection units facing the measurement area where the bags are loaded.

The material-detectors distance can be adjusted to maximize the counting efficiency.

The detectors are fully removable from the support base, allowing remote-mode measurements when needed; the acquired data are sent to the control console through a WiFi connection, to perform data processing.

When the detectors are used in remote mode, the power supply is provided by rechargeable batteries installed in each detection unit. When the detectors are connected to the support base the batteries are recharged and the power supply is provided by the mains.

The system ARCHIMEDES II WiFi calculates the gamma activity of the material being monitored and compares it with the operative clearance limits; then it issues an acoustic and visual signal (thanks to the integrated beacon) to confirm the good functioning and the measurement result.

The software allows the setting of the operative parameters, as well as the analysis and the archiving of the data coming from the electronics associated with the detectors.

Additional information

Main features:

Fast measurement of the gamma activity
One-of-a-kind device for big surfaces scanning
Removable detection units
Detectors: 2 large plastic scintillators
Bags up to 150 Kg
Removable detectors for use in remote mode
MDA (Co-60): down to 200 Bq (10 min)