Meeting the demands in baggage sortation systems

21st March 2017
Posted By : Joe Bush
Meeting the demands in baggage sortation systems

The autover independent carrier system (ICS), from BEUMER Group, has had its capabilities extended with the launch of new BEUMER autoca carriers that support a wider range of baggage sizes. These new autoca carriers mean the BEUMER autover system can now transport baggage from standard to out-of-gauge (OOG). The new autoca also supports CrisBag totes from BEUMER Group's Crisplant product range, enabling baggage to be easily transferred between autover and CrisBag systems at the same airport.

A dedicated autoca collects a single item of baggage from a loading station, typically after check-in, and transports it independently to its destination. The system carriers enable handling of OOG baggage on the same track, and at the same speed, as normal size bags. Not only do all autoca run in the same rail, the number of active autoca can also be adjusted on the fly to meet changing levels of sortation demand in the baggage handling system.

Both the autover and the CrisBag system are known for their ‘One bag per carrier/tote’ design that increases traceability and security as well as ensuring 100% accurate track-and-trace of baggage at every stage of the handling process. In recent years, airports and airlines increasingly wanted to track baggage and provide this as a service to passengers, as well as meeting the requirements of IATA Resolution 753, which comes into effect in June 2018. No track and trace technology provides higher accuracy than that provided by autover and CrisBag ICS technology, making them well suited to support both passenger and regulatory demands.

The flexibility of the autover system is one of the reasons why airports such as Dubai, Montreal, Nice and most recently Sheremetyevo Airport in Russia have chosen the system for flexible and reliable baggage handling.

In Sheremetyevo the autover will help keep baggage connection time between terminals to a minimum, while allowing each item of baggage to be properly transported through a maintenance free tunnel connection and allocated to the correct make-up position.

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