Crisplant's baggage handling system.

Crisplant, which is part of the BEUMER Group, has been awarded a contract to supply a baggage handling system for Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 4.

The check-in area features automated self-service bag-drop and check-in kiosks, as well as conventional aisles. CrisBelt® transport lines, together with a hold-baggage screening system, will ensure a safe and efficient operation.

All subsequent sortation will be made using the latest CrisBag® system, which ensures the highest level of availability, the shortest transport times and 100% track and trace capability. It also includes an early baggage store so that passengers who arrive early may immediately check in their bags and go to the terminal’s airside areas.

The contract reinforces the long and successful partnership between airport operator Changi Airport Group and Crisplant, which has supported baggage handling at Changi since the handover of Terminal 2’s tilt-tray sorter-based baggage handling system in 2002.

This was followed by a contract for Terminal 3, where CrisBag serves a dual role as a baggage sorting system and as an extensive inter-terminal transfer baggage operation connecting Terminals 1, 2 and 3. This also features a fully integrated early bag store with a capacity of up to 4,000 items. Optimum system availability and performance is assured by on-site Crisplant personnel, who run the baggage control room for Terminals 2 and 3 and a 24/7 operation and maintenance programme.

In November 2013, Changi Airport broke ground on Terminal 4. It will feature many design and process innovations to improve passengers’ travel experience, as well as increase operational efficiency and manpower productivity for airlines and airport agencies. It expects to welcome its first passengers in 2017.

The baggage handling system has been designed with particular focus on high availability and resilience, a high degree of automation and low-energy consumption.