Material handling specialist Vanderlande has completed the installation of its BagStore early storage system in Terminal 2 (T2) at Moscow Domodedovo Airport, Russia.
The system automatically stores checked-in luggage until it is needed by leveraging a dedicated storage area with seven racks and a total of 1,100 storage positions.
When the appropriate flight is ready, six robots move between the racks at speeds of up to 14km/h (9mph) to retrieve individual pieces of luggage and place them back on the baggage handling system.
Domodedovo is the first airport in Russia to use Vanderlande’s robotic system for storage and baggage retrieval, which provides the airport with additional safety, control and accuracy in the automated baggage-handling system (ABHS).
Vanderlande’s intelligent BHS software enables the airport to control all stages of the bag’s journey through the airport as the item is transported on a TubTrax carrier – an individual carrier system (ICS) designed to transport bags at high speeds over long distances.