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The benefits of forecasting baggage flows

How do passengers and suitcases arrive at their destination together even when connecting times are short or flights are delayed? Thanks to efficient planning and the forecast of expected baggage flows airports better meet this challenge. Learn more about our advanced baggage management system.

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Significantly improved work environment with automated ULD unloading

To optimally prepare an aircraft for its next journey, ground handling at airports coordinates numerous tasks. This includes the fast unloading of bags from unit load devices. Find out how automated processes increase baggage throughput and ensure optimal use of personnel resources.

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Everything under control with predictive maintenance

At airports worldwide, thousands of trays transport luggage through kilometers of systems. To ensure maximum availability and reliable operation, the baggage handling system must be optimally maintained. Find out how condition monitoring and predictive maintenance make a decisive contribution to this.

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Retrofit: How can airports modernize their HLC?

Baggage handling system software and hardware have varying life cycles. While the mechanical systems run reliably for years older HLC software often reaches its limits because it can no longer be readily updated. Discover how to modernize your existing control software.

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Automation – making light work of heavy tasks

Within baggage handling systems, ground handling is an area where processes are still largely carried out manually. Unloading baggage from flight containers, in particular, is an extremely physically demanding operation where automation can add great value - both to the workforce and to ground handling.

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Advantages of modern BHS control software

To maximize efficiency of baggage handling systems at airports operators need high-performance software that controls and synchronizes individual elements. Often airports use older HLC (high-level control) software that doesn't have the necessary features. Learn more about the advantages of a modern BHS control software.

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Siemens Logistics ensures seamless baggage handling at Palma de Mallorca Airport

Siemens Logistics has received an order to operate and maintain the baggage handling system at Palma de Mallorca Airport, Spain. The service contract covers the conveyor system, two tilt-tray sorters, 192 check-ins as well as several baggage reclaim carousels. Siemens will deploy proven corrective and preventive maintenance methods to maximize the availability of the belt conveyor.

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Siemens Logistics optimizes baggage handling at Munich Airport with VarioTip

Siemens Logistics has tested the innovative VarioTip for the automated unloading of baggage from ULDs during live operation at Munich Airport, Germany. In late 2021, the technology was integrated as part of a pilot project into an existing baggage handling system in the Terminal 2 arrivals zone – where it achieved an extremely high automatic ULD unloading rate of around 99 percent.

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Siemens Logistics wins order for new baggage handling system at Hefei Xinqiao Airport, China

Siemens Logistics will equip the new Terminal 2 at Hefei Xinqiao Airport in eastern China with latest baggage handling and sorting technology. With a scope of supply encompassing the VarioTray technology, the VarioStore early bag store and the intelligent BagIQ software, the company will make a key contribution to the planned capacity expansion.

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High-performance and sustainable: Siemens Logistics showcases its portfolio at the PTE

At the Passenger Terminal EXPO 2023, Siemens Logistics will be showcasing a wide-ranging portfolio of software, automation and service solutions for reliable baggage handling at airports. Trade visitors will be able to find out more about how they can make their systems – existing and new – even more efficient and more sustainable with Siemens technologies.

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Siemens Logistics awarded major service contract at Madrid-Barajas Airport

Siemens Logistics has received an extensive order to operate and maintain the baggage handling systems (BHSs) of all terminals at the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain. Together with preventive maintenance to ensure the BHSs operational availability, Siemens Logistics will be responsible for spare parts management and for implementing a state-of-the-art warehouse management software.

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Siemens Logistics supplies new baggage handling system at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, USA

Siemens Logistics will soon begin installation of the new outbound baggage handling system (BHS) at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport, Texas, USA. After processing outbound passenger bags for over twenty years, the existing BHS will be replaced by Siemens to meet today’s industry standards.

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