Model 656A

Fast Acting Plough

The Model 656A Fast Acting Belt Plough has been designed to handle and sort a wide range of products, with minimum impact to the bag during the plough divert operation. The unit has been designed to be used in conjunction with the Daifuku Logan range of Model 571 Belt and Queue Conveyors and with Model 688 Horizontal Claim Conveyors.

The Model 656A Belt Plough is of modular design enabling the unit to be supplied to suit the customer’s specific needs. These include variations in conveyor width, mounting method and various types of outfeed e.g. sort chute, gravity roller, petty wheel chute, powered belt conveyor etc.

General Construction

The motorised belt plough can be an independently floor mounted unit adjacent to the line conveyor for maximum stability. Alternatively it can be fixed direct to the conveyor frame.

The arm of the plough is of steel box section construction with a slider bed surface over which the plough belt runs. The diverter belt runs between vertically orientated drive and end pulleys. Belt tensioning is achieved by adjusting the end pulley.


The drive and end pulleys are fitted with grease packed precision bearings. The drive pulley is mounted on an extended drive shaft, which is driven by a geared motor, through a V belt drive arrangement.

The drive for the diverting motion is an integral geared motor mounted to the underside of the support frame. The motor is a 0.75 kW T.E.F.C., 1440 rpm. In certain applications the divert action may be controlled through AC Inverter.

A machined drive flange is fixed to the output shaft of the gearbox, which in turn is connected through a link bar mechanism to the main pivoting shaft of the plough arm. In this way the rotary action of the drive gearbox is transferred into the linear motion of the plough arm. The drive flange completes 360° of travel for one full plough cycle.

A proximity type electrical sensor will detect when the plough arm has reached the out position. When diverting multiple bags, this will be used to stop the plough in the ‘out’ position. A second sensor will also indicate when the arm has returned to the ‘home’ position, causing the arm to stop.

in     by Administrator 02-11-2017

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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