Ansir Systems has supplied eight, two stage check ins into Avalon Airport. Supplied and integrated into the Elenium self-serve check in.

The proposed units are the current industry standard with low entry point and roll in roll out maintenance feature.

The controls for these check-ins will ensure operators can only induct one bag at a time and still retain the flexibility to total up all passenger bags before releasing a bag.

This is achieved via the reversing function allowing the operator to ask the passenger to individually load bags onto the scale conveyor one at a time. Once the operator is happy to release bags, they simply induct a bag one at a time by pushing the ‘induct’ button. This allocates a window on the takeaway conveyor, if no immediate space is available, and inducts the bag into that allocated space at the appropriate time. With update photocells installed along the takeaway the controls can calculate what space is available and determine if that space is suitable for the bag size waiting on the induct conveyor – thus maximising throughput.

The proposed distributed controls for the takeaway conveyor feature individual variable speed drive modules allowing us to speed up and slow down conveyors at any time. They also give the ability to simply plug motors in which in turns means a mechanical person can simply come along and change over a gearmotor unit without the need for an electrician to undertake a disconnect procedure.

All that is required is any spare units you have in stock will need to be pre-wired with a plug by your electrician.

Other benefits of the distributed controls are:

  • It allows for far easier change to occur in the future should you wish to add extra conveyors, photo beams, limit switch or motorised doors – it is all just plug and play.
  • We can program drives to speed up and slow down according to what is happening downstream. In other words, a conveyor can automatically go into ‘inch & store’ mode whilst an issue down steam is resolved.
  • It allows simple messages to be sent to maintenance staff advising them of where the fault is thus allowing them to go straight to the issue rather than having to fist go to the main control panel to view the issue.