Controls Lower Levels

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.

in     by Administrator 27-06-2017
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Below is an article written for
Insider Media Ltd
by Matthew Ord
Digital Staff Writer

THE ARTICLE CAN BE FOUND HERE: https://www.insidermedia.com/insider/yorkshire/strong-year-at-airport-baggage-firm

 

A Hull-headquartered manufacturer of airport baggage handling systems has more than doubled sales and slashed losses after making "substantive improvements" during the year.

Part of the Daifuku Group, Daifuku Logan is based on the city's Sutton Road and employs a workforce of about 110.

It has installed more than 400 airport baggage-related systems worldwide over the past 50 years.

For the year to 31 December 2016, the company reported turnover of £30.5m compared to £11.8m in the previous 12 months.

Pre-tax losses were also slashed from £6.16m to £620,000.

In a strategic report accompanying the results, the company said 2016 trading "again saw substantive improvements".

"Overall trading volumes were up," it added. "Profitability at gross margin level recovered, pushing DLL into an operating for the full trading year 2016.

"Aviation industry sector key indicators again showed strong and sustained growth conditions in key business markets, resulting in increased capital expenditure on infrastructure and specifically baggage system investment. Planned investment in new screening technology has now taken hold with many European wider and global airports, resulting in contract awards and a strong order pipeline."

Daifuku said the key risks it faced during the year revolved around political and economic uncertainty, including the "unknown consequences" of Brexit.

However, it added that there are investment opportunities in a number of European countries, while it is also enjoying success in Africa. Growth in China has slowed, although Daifuku stressed that it is still "well positioned" to take advantage of opportunities as they emerge.

"Supporting each business stream is a set of goals, objectives and improvement targets," concluded Daifuku. "Meeting the plan is paramount in 2017 and onwards."

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