Daifuku Airport Technologies’ (ATec) new Mobile Inspection Table (MIT) system has become operational at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE) in the US.

The new in-line baggage screening system consists of 31 MITs.

The MITs offer a customised solution for optimal flexibility and are said to be a quiet and scalable approach to the checked bag reconciliation area.

MITs deliver bags directly to Transportation Security Administration (TSA) agents and eliminate lifting, twisting or turning.

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport director Robert Kennedy said: “Under the current system passengers had to take their luggage to a separate TSA baggage screening drop-off location. With completion of the new south end system, passengers no longer need to take baggage to a second location.

“This project is a big win for our airport guests as it streamlines the baggage check-in process.”

“This project is a big win for our airport guests as it streamlines the baggage check-in process. We are effectively going back to the more efficient way passengers handed off their baggage to airline personnel in the past.”

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After searching directly while on the MIT’s stainless-steel surface, the bags are routed automatically back to the appropriate conveyor system after inspection.

Daifuku’s Elite Line Services (ELS) subsidiary has also secured a service contract to operate and maintain the entire baggage handling system for a period of four years.

The system includes more than 5,500 linear feet of conveyor. ELS will also maintain the MITs.

Daifuku ATec, the global airport business division of Daifuku, provides baggage handling systems and service at hundreds of airports globally.