Beumer Group’s baggage handling system takes off at Changi Airport

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Beumer’s baggage handling system (BHS) has gone into operation at Changi Airport’s new Terminal 4 in Singapore.

The BHS integrates self-check-ins and conventional check-ins in addition to CCTV to improve the read-rate of bag tags. The system has also been designed to combine the highest level of availability and the shortest transport times.

Beumer Group’s Crisplant range, featuring a CrisBag tote-based sortation system and a CrisBelt conveyor, are at the heart of the operation. The CrisBag system is 5,000 linear meters long with an integrated eary baggage store (EBS).

Controlled by Beumer Group’s software suite, the BHS enables Terminal 4 to process 5,400 bags per hour. This provides Changi with the ability to handle an additional 16 million passengers per year through the new terminal, taking the airport’s total capacity to 82 million passengers annually.

Klaus Schäfer, managing director, Beumer Group, said, “The T4 installation marks 15 years of partnership between Beumer Group and Changi. The first installation was a tilt-tray sorter installed in Terminal 2 in 2002, which was followed by the installation of a CrisBag system in Terminal 3 which operates as a dual baggage sorting system and an inter-terminal transfer baggage system between Terminals 1, 2 and 3.”

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