Global automated baggage handling systems supplier Crisplant has been awarded a contract by Swedavia to extend the tilt-tray sorter and upgrade the control systems in terminal five of Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. Crisplant will also integrate standard two screening into the baggage handling system, which will become mandatory in September. The upgrade will be carried out while the baggage handling system continues to operate normally and with no disruption to passengers or flights.
Swedavia’s head of baggage handling systems at Arlanda Airport Bengt Persson said: "This type of upgrade places huge demands on the airport and our supplier to guarantee uninterrupted availability of the baggage handling system, which is why we work in close cooperation with Crisplant to plan the extension around our normal daily operation."
Crisplant managing director Klaus Schäfer said: "Meticulous planning has enabled Crisplant to perform a number of this particular upgrade whilst the baggage systems remain in normal operation."
"These have included a major upgrade at South Africa’s flagship airport, OR Tambo International, in preparation for the FIFA World Cup 2010, Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport as well as Singapore Changi Terminal 2."
Crisplant has worked closely with Swedavia since 2002, when Crisplant supplied a complete tilt-tray baggage handling system at Stockholm-Arlanda Airport. The airport was also one of the first to integrate a CrisBag high-speed baggage transport and sortation system. The continuing dialogue with Swedavia has enabled Crisplant to optimise the baggage handling system to reflect increases in passenger numbers and the demands on the baggage handling system while also integrating new, up-to-date system features such as a dedicated batch building and speed load system for trolleys and ULDs.