Crisplant – part of the BEUMER Group and a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems – announces that the CrisBag® high-speed baggage transport system, with Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection system, has been certified to European Civil Aviation Conference (ECAC) Standard 3 for in-tote screening.

This is the first time that a tote-based baggage transport system, with an integrated explosive detection system (EDS) has obtained EU Standard 3 certification for both the standard and extended tote sizes. With this approval, the integrated CrisBag® and XCT systems will give airports a significant advantage by delivering high-speed baggage transport, combined with benchmark throughput and certified baggage security, in a single, cost-efficient solution.

The ECAC Common Evaluation Process of Security Equipment was carried out as laboratory tests conducted at one of the Participating Test Centres located in ECAC Member States. The tests demonstrated that Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 10080 XCT explosives detection system, in combination with Crisplant’s CrisBag baggage transport system, meets the ECAC performance standard.

Key facts:

  • First ECAC Standard 3 certification to include standard and extended tote sizes
  • Integrated transport and in-tote screening system sets new benchmark with a tested throughput of more than 1,300 totes an hour
  • Combines high-speed baggage transport with certified baggage screening in a single, cost-efficient system
  • Built-in RFID chip in baggage handling totes improves the baggage security level compared to conventional barcode tracking

Crisplant was among the first baggage handling systems manufacturers to introduce in-tote screening to the market with the installation of the CrisBag high-speed baggage transport system in Terminal 2 at Munich Airport, Germany. The concept of in-tote screening and its implementation in the CrisBag system has been widely recognised as a breakthrough in secure and efficient baggage handling.

Most lately the CrisBag system was installed in London Gatwick Airport, Düsseldorf Airport in Germany, Changi Airport in Singapore, Bergen Airport in Norway, Abu Dhabi Airport in the UAE, and Canada’s Calgary Airport and Ottawa Airport.

In addition to faster baggage transport and system flexibility, CrisBag enables airports to maximise the baggage screening process security by providing 100% track and trace all through the screening and baggage handling process.

In a separate test, the CrisBag system together with Smiths Detection’s HI-SCAN 10080 XCT has proved to process baggage at a maximum throughput rate of more than 1,300 totes an hour, setting a new benchmark for in-tote screening capacity.

For more information, please contact Crisplant.