Airport / 08 September 2015

Baggage handling – an end-to-end approach

Today’s modern airports have to keep up with the demand for speed and simplicity – only excellent service levels will ensure that passengers use the airport again and again. It’s pretty clear that a reliable, fast and efficient end-to-end baggage handling system plays a vital role in this process.

At BEUMER we provide fully integrated end-to-end baggage handling systems which integrate technology for security screening, storage, sortation and transportation of baggage from check-in to loading, as well as handling of arrival baggage. The BEUMER Group Airport Software Suite ensures the necessary visibility and traceability of baggage at any stage in the process and our Residential Service provides 24/7 optimisation and maintenance long after the initial system has been installed.

Another baggage handling consideration for airports is Early Baggage Storage (EBS) which allows passenger bags to be checked in hours before their flight time, manages peak volumes and reduces labour requirements considerably. We have a number of answers to this, the latest being the CrisStore rack-based storage system which is a modular system for easy configuration and expansion and includes 100% tracking and traceability. With storage in CrisBag totes, it has a rack module height of under 3m per module which fits standard bag-room headroom and an overall capacity which can be configured to fit each airport.

If you’re going to Inter Airport Europe in Munich 6-9 October, there’ll be a live demo of CrisStore on our Stand No. 1050, Hall B5. We’ll also be talking about our new TrayDeck, a unique solution to close the gap between sorter tilt trays, as well as our range of semi-automatic lifting aids, just some of the solutions we offer airports to make sure their baggage handling process meets the exacting demands of their passengers.

About the Author

Klaus Schäfer
Klaus Schäfer

Klaus Schäfer is Managing Director of Crisplant. He has held positions within the automation industry for almost three decades, including sales, engineering, project management and development of baggage, cargo and other material handling systems. In this blog, Schäfer looks at some of the current topics of the airport world and how the baggage handling business can contribute to developing the airport industry.

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