Bangkok International Airport picks Siemens baggage-handling system

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Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) is to supply a tray-based baggage-handling system and powerful software for the new satellite terminal at Bangkok International Airport, Thailand.

The satellite terminal’s baggage-handling system is linked to the main building via a tunnel. Over this 950m route, the system reaches its peak throughput of 10m/sec.

The tray technology will allow for the expansion of the hub’s processing capacity, achieving a peak throughput of 10,800 pieces of baggage per hour.

For bulky baggage such as surfboards, Siemens supplies special out-of-gauge trays. These extra-large trays run on the same conveyor lines as the standard baggage and are transported and sorted just as efficiently.

For the project, Siemens is working as technology leader with Thai infrastructure company Loxley, who integrates the system together with further partners.

Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics, said, “We are delighted that with Bangkok, another major air hub in Asia has opted for our new system generation.”

Chalermchoke Lamsam, managing director of Loxley, added, “We support the airport operator Airports of Thailand in the expansion of the Bangkok airport. Together with Siemens we are making a decisive contribution to their further profitable growth.”

Bangkok’s airport handled almost 61 million passengers in 2017, making it one of the top 25 busiest airports in the world.

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