Controls for all aspects of baggage handling systems are provided through our in house specialists.
Control systems are usually based on Programmable Logic Controllers (PLC), we have experience in using the worlds leading manufacturers of PLCs and are therefore likely to be able to complement our clients chosen automation approach.
This experience extends to various standards of networking to allow large mutli-controller schemes to be built as well as small standalone schemes.
Over many years of providing baggage handling systems we have extensive refined libraries of software, covering almost all aspects of baggage handling control, including innovative leading edge control techniques. This allows us to implement control schemes cost effectively with low risk.
Emulation, the use of computers to simulate the baggage handling system to allow the actual PLC code to be tested, is used to allow thorough testing of software before going to site. This significantly reduces the time required on site to commission a system, as well as reducing the risk of undetected software issues, the result being a shorter, smoother transition into operation and minimised disruption to operations during these stages of the project. Emulation, also allows customers to witness tests before moving to site, with the very visual nature of Emulation often customers are able to perfect their own vision of their operation and any changes made efficiently again before moving to site.
It is also now commonplace to provide computers for operational and maintenance diagnostics purposes to allow the system to be operated efficiently. Many of our previous projects have incorporated such systems as part of our control system.
Since 1956 Daifuku Logan has continually evolved, grown and strived to always meets their employees and Hull’s community’s needs.
Where did we start? 1956 The Manufacturers Equipment Company Ltd, an outlet for the products of UK based Fenner Group of companies, realised their first expansion in 1961, swiftly followed in 1977 which saw us renamed as Fenamec. Our movement towards airport baggage handling Systems started in 1982. With the introduction of CAD, Electrical Control Systems and the provision of “turnkey” solutions Fenamec was at the forefront of British industry in making practical use of technology and most definitely gained them a place on the map.
From here the progression grew with pace. 1985 saw us become part of the US Fortune 500 company Figgie International Group, links with our sister company Logan of Louisville Kentucky, allowed us to expanded and Hull become the Headquarters with our new name Logan-Fenamec Materials Handling Systems.
The tragic 1988 Lockerbie Bombing totally changed the way the world would view hold baggage screening and it was Logan-Fenamec who first pioneered the technology for 100% Hold Baggage Security System.
Major development of the plant was actioned and started in 1992, Managing Director Ed Ferris and Operations Director Mike Jeffery introduced a state of the art Manufacturing Centre in Hull which saw Ron Osborne join as Manufacturing Manager.
1995, a further takeover by Suez Energy Services a French organisation, Mike Jeffery became the Managing Director and this was followed in April 2011, when Logan Teleflex group was acquired by Daifuku co Ltd, one of the world’s largest material handling specialist with a diverse range of material handling solutions.
Daifuku-Logan Limited (DLL) with Ron Osborne now at the helm as Managing Director have been responsible for designing and implementing over 500 baggage handling solutions, these can be found across the world as far as Vladivostok, South Africa, China and also other prestigious airports such as Heathrow, Edinburgh, Gatwick, Brussels, Moscow, Paris, Casablanca and many more.
With huge changes occurring throughout the years within the company, from start up to present day, we have always maintained our position at the cutting edge of developments within baggage handling solutions and security systems. During this time, whilst we have retained our firm roots in Hull we also reach out across the world as part of the Daifuku Airport Technologies group ATec, perfectly demonstrated at the recent, highly successful exhibition in Amsterdam.
For a full overview of our company the Roots to Routes booklet showcases our growth throughout the years and the importance of Hull remaining in our roots along with past and present images, training awards, apprenticeship schemes and more please visit www.daifuku-logan.co.uk/roots