Crisplant Highlights Latest Baggage Handling Technology at Passenger Terminal Expo 2010

Crisplant will highlight the latest technology in automated baggage handling, as well as introducing a new baggage management and reconciliation system, at Passenger Terminal Expo 2010, which will be held from the 23rd to 25th March in Brussels, Belgium, at stand number 4030.

Klaus Schäfer, Crisplant managing director, comments, “Crisplant has always provided the airport industry with major innovations in baggage handling technology. Lately we have introduced the industry’s most energy-efficient sorter, the LS-4000, as well as RampMate, the first system to eliminate manual handling of baggage between the terminal and the aircraft ramp and the first fully-automated RFID tunnel with integrated barcode technology.

The Crisplant stand will feature a model of the RFID tunnel which has been chosen for the new baggage handling installations at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport’s international terminal and also at New Doha International Airport. Crisplant will also host a panel of experts who will answer questions on these new technologies and existing Crisplant systems such as the CrisBag® baggage transportation and storage system.”

The Crisplant stand will screen a demonstration of Crisplant’s new baggage management and reconciliation system at Passenger Terminal Expo 2010. Designed to interface with existing airport control software, the RFID-enabled system provides baggage handlers and airport operators with real-time and historical track-and-trace data. This provides an instant overview of the position of the baggage in ULDs and dollies. Developed in response to customer requests, the system provides a significant improvement in communication between the operators and baggage handlers which will help to reduce the number of short-shipped or mis-routed items. This, in turn, will improve passenger security and satisfaction as well as reducing flight delays caused by mis-handled baggage.

The Crisplant stand will also screen an extensive emulation of baggage-flow, from check-in to make-up, of a system which will be installed at a major new international airport.

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