Airport Baggage Handling Systems, Sorting and RFID integration

Company BEUMER Group
Date 23.11.2011

Key Facts:

  • Includes video of the industry’s most energy-efficient sorter in operation in an advanced baggage handling system at a major airport
  • Temporary terminal solutions demonstrate how Brazil could meet surges in passenger traffic for major sporting events
  • On-stand Crisplant experts will discuss the process of helping to prepare O.R. Tambo Airport, Johannesburg for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa
  • Crisplant will be in the Blue Pavilion, at TranspoQuip in the Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brazil from 22nd to 24th November 2011

Crisplant – part of BEUMER Group and a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems – will outline its integration skills for automated, high speed baggage handling and temporary terminal solutions, in the Blue Pavilion, at TranspoQuip Latin America 2011, in the Expo Center Norte, São Paulo, Brazil from the 22nd to 24th November.

Crisplant’s temporary terminal solutions are designed as modular systems which allow the airport to quickly install a tailor-made terminal which exactly matches the required passenger capacity, and can be supported by on-going contracts for Crisplant to operate and maintain the temporary terminal systems. Using a combination of temporary terminal solutions and state-of-the-art baggage handling systems, could allow Brazil to prepare for the surge in passenger numbers forecast for major sporting events, and to support future growth predictions as well as new generations of aircraft.

An on-stand video will demonstrate a fully-integrated advanced baggage handling system based on the industry’s most energy-efficient LS-4000E high-speed sorter. The system, which was installed by Crisplant at Helsinki-Vantaa Airport’s International Terminal, integrates a number of Crisplant baggage handling technologies which are all monitored and controlled by Crisplant’s leading-edge Sort Allocation Computer (SAC) control system.

The LS-4000E sorter, which was developed by Crisplant, reduces energy consumption by 75% compared to sorters using conventional motor technology. The sorter is already in operation as part of an eco-friendly baggage handling system in Cancún International Airport, Mexico, and is also currently being installed by Crisplant in South America’s El Dorado International Airport in Bogota, Colombia.

Delegates to TranspoQuip, will also be able to explore with Crisplant experts, the process by which Crisplant helped O.R. Tambo Airport, Johannesburg, to prepare for the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa™, with the installation of a new baggage handling system designed to increase the airport’s capacity by 50%.

Klaus Schäfer, Crisplant Managing Director, adds, “The 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ and 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, will place significant demands on Brazil’s airport capacity and security. The high profile of these world-class sporting events means that the airports’ baggage handling systems must guarantee 24/7 availability whilst meeting a surge in passenger numbers and supporting future growth and demands for more robust inline baggage screening processes.”

BEUMER has been working with major customers in Brazil for 30 years, whilst Crisplant has almost four decades of experience of developing and installing advanced baggage handling systems for major airports around the world.

As part of the BEUMER Group, Crisplant’s provides a total solution for baggage handling systems which can extend from the check-in to the aircraft ramp, as well as temporary terminals. The range includes tilt-tray sorters, tote-systems, destination-coded vehicle (DCV) systems, RFID and barcode screening equipment and conveyors, as well as IT and software controls. All of these systems are manufactured in-house in the BEUMER Group’s own factories to provide absolute control over build quality. Crisplant’s expertise is based on twenty years of experience in designing, manufacturing and integrating high-speed baggage handling systems for major airports around the world, and in providing a proven support network for the on-going operation and maintenance of baggage handling and temporary terminal systems.

Note to Editors:

Member of BEUMER Group, Crisplant is a leading provider of sortation solutions worldwide. Crisplant provides solutions and lifetime support for airports, postal facilities, parcel distribution and warehouse and distribution centres. Crisplant has led and delivered projects that include many of the world's largest and most advanced material handling operations, being fully supported by their global network of Customer Service & Support centres. The BEUMER Group is a leading international manufacturer of intralogistic systems specialising in conveying and loading technology, palletising and packaging technology as well as in sortation and distribution systems. Having approx. 2.000 employees and a turnover of around EUR 350 million, BEUMER Group has, with subsidiaries and representations, a worldwide presence for various industries. For further information please visit us on: and

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