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 02-11-2017
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Daifuku Logan Ltd, one of the World’s leading manufacturers of automated baggage handling systems, in partnership with Logan KSEC, is pleased to announce the successful delivery of its largest ever state-of-the-art BNP specification baggage handling system for the brand new T3 Terminal at Wuhan Tianhe Airport in China.

 

 The baggage system compromises of 6 check-in islands, each with 20 check-in desks, 18 arrivals carousels, 6 transfer baggage lines, 4 manual coding lines, 48 EBS lanes and 8 screening lines. The screening lines have 6 automatic MV Xray machines and 4 automatic CT Xray machines with additional explosive trace detection and level 5 baggage resolution areas.

 

 At the heart of the system lie 4 of Daifuku Logan’s leading edge tilt tray sorters consisting of 1462 trays with 30 induction points and over 400 chutes.

 

Baggage identification is realised by Radio Frequency Identification (RFID ) integrated seamlessly into all systems, this coupled with the end to end data tracking is reaching identification rates far beyond what is possible with standard optical systems. Each tilt tray sorter chute is fitted with a final RFID based bag information display system which automatically reads the bag as the bag is loaded into the unit loading device (ULD).

 

 Critical systems, such as the tilt tray sorters, utilise the latest Hot Standby PLC’s and full redundant power and network installations to ensure the highest availability possible.

Higher level systems supplied include SAC, 3D SCADA, CCTV, maintenance management and ATR management servers.

A tote return system delivers empty totes from the baggage hall back to each of the check-in desk positions.

 

Construction of the 220,000m2 Terminal started in June 2013 at an estimated cost of 40 billion yuan (£4.6 billion), and project delivery included a new runway, new control tower noted to be the tallest in Asia and a transportation hub connecting the airport to the city with intercity railway and metro line.

Starting from August 31st, all flights from T1 (international, Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan) and T2 (domestic) were moved to Terminal 3, which is expected to accommodate 35 million passengers annually by 2020.

Daifuku Logan Ltd’s Managing Director, Ron Osborne stated:

“We are delighted with the new system, its leading edge, on time, on target delivery is a testament to the excellent working relationships and dialogue we have with the airport, the design teams for the terminal building, right down to all the sub-contracting companies since the projects conception.

We very much look forward to working closely with the airport on any of its future BHS project requirements”.

 

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