Hefei Xinqiao Airport to implement baggage system from Siemens Logistics

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Siemens Logistics will equip the new Terminal 2 at Hefei Xinqiao Airport in eastern China with its baggage handling and sorting technology, to help the airport expand its capacity to around 30 million passengers a year.

As part of this installation, Siemens Logistics is implementing a VarioTray baggage handling system. The VarioTray TilterPlus component, which can route bags in three directions, will be used for sorting. To improve the overall energy consumption of the system, variable-frequency drives will be installed. In addition, the company is integrating VarioStore, a modern early bag store (EBS) with a storage capacity of 700 spaces. The EBS is intended to improve the transfer baggage process and enable passengers to check in early. The BagIQ high-level control software, which guides luggage through the system, will control baggage flows in Terminal 2. It will also coordinate data within the airport’s ecosystem, thereby ensuring a higher level of process transparency.

Michael Schneider, CEO of Siemens Logistics, said, “With our high-performance products and solutions, we are generating significant added value for our customers. A prime example is Hefei Xinqiao Airport, where we are installing a state-of-the-art baggage handling system with sophisticated control. These technologies will enable the airport to meet the growing demand for travel in the region and beyond.”

Read more baggage handling updates from the passenger terminal industry, here.

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