Grenzebach Automation is a leading supplier of automation solutions in the airport context, providing innovative, yet reliable and efficient equipment to close the remaining automation gap between the luggage conveyor and the apron. Our field proven robot based bag loading system analyses incoming bags, determines the optimum loading position, and places the bags at the calculated position inside the ULD or ramp cart. Among other benefits, this system allows to triple throughput per operator, drastically increase space efficiency and complies with workplace health and safety regulations.
Automation systems for baggage handling
Airline passenger figures have been constantly growing and are predicted to keep growing for many years. Baggage handling is evolving from a necessity to a service, with the expectation to further minimise lost, delayed or damaged bags. Security concerns result in evolving regulation and the need for increasing process integration. Workplace safety is gaining importance, demanding ergonomic solutions. Efficiency remains of key importance, both in terms of cost and space.
All these are good reasons to move towards an increasing automation level at airports, specifically also for loading and unloading of flight bags, which is today still mostly manually performed and at the same time physically extremely demanding. Anticipating these trends, Grenzebach has already been active in this area for many years, and today is the only supplier offering a field proven fully automated bag handling system for containers and ramp carts.
Baggage handling automation system modularity
The Grenzebach solution consists of several modules. First the baggage is analysed and parameters such as weight, geometry and type of bag are assessed. Optionally, baggage identification via barcode or RIFD can be made. Also, the current height profile inside the loading units is measured.