Airport logistics A first of its kind: Siemens launches VarioBelt TilterPlus

  • State-of-the-art technology for three-way baggage sorting at airports
  • High degree of modularity for easy expansion of sorting systems
  • Different layout options possible

Siemens Logistics presents the new belt conveyor VarioBelt TilterPlus with an unparalleled tilting device for efficient transport of baggage at airports. This innovation has a highly functional mechanism capable of conveying baggage straight ahead as well as to the left and the right. Since three directions are served with just one sorting device, significantly less machines are required for a baggage handling system – and that in turn means a smaller footprint.

“We support our customers with the most modern solutions for smooth business processes,” says Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics. “VarioBelt TilterPlus is a groundbreaking product that makes baggage handling with belt conveyors even more flexible – for both regional airports and international hubs.”

The VarioBelt TilterPlus allows airport operators a modular expansion of their systems. They can thus adapt them to varying passenger volumes, as the situation requires. In this case, the desired number of additional VarioBelt TilterPlus devices is inserted into the existing sorting line; installation work can be carried out during running operations.

Furthermore, VarioBelt TilterPlus offers different individual layout configurations. Connectivity solutions at 90, 45 and 0 degrees without implementing curves are possible to the connecting conveyor, which allows customers to make optimal use of their space.

Thanks to its modular structure, VarioBelt TilterPlus is extremely easy to maintain. Components such as the drive drums, motors, and pulleys can be exchanged in a short amount of time and are compatible with the Siemens VarioBelt conveyor system. Airports that already employ this technology can use the spare parts they have on hand also for VarioBelt TilterPlus.

Siemens Logistics’ newest development VarioBelt TilterPlus builds on the VarioBelt conveying product line and therefore on decades of field experience. It expands the portfolio of high-performing baggage handling systems from Siemens with an extremely flexible solution.



Monica Soffritti


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