Model 688

Claim Conveyor


The horizontal claim conveyor provides an endless horizontal conveying surface, enabling it to serve three primary functions within the baggage handling environment.

  • Baggage Reclaim – Predominantly located in the passenger claim area which is clad in stainless steel with non passenger areas clad in either galvanised steel or painted mild steel.

  • Flight Make-Up – Usually located within the baggage hall and supplied as an integral part of a Departures or Transfer bag handling system. The conveyor is usually finished in galvanised or painted mild steel for this application.

  • Sortation Loop – A high speed variant is used in conjunction with pushers or camsorters to give a re-circulating sorter outputting to chutes or conveyors.

Model 688 Horizontal Claim Conveyor

The Model 688 claim conveyor is a proven design having easy installation and maintenance properties. It provides the ability to transport baggage in all three planes by the use of standard modular sections. A complete claim conveyor circuit is made up of any number of curves, straights, incline and decline sections.
The Model 688 claim conveyor has been designed to provide sidewalls and kick strips on both the inside and / or outside edges of the circuit and at specific points or along the full length of the circuit. An infill can also be provided in the centre of the claim conveyor no matter what the shape of the carousel circuit.


Application Benefits

Caterpillar Drive

Positive drive with high reliability and ease of maintenance

Inverter Controlled Drive

Produces soft start up, reducing wear to mechanical components


Typically 27m/min to suit reclaim and make-up activities

Lube for Life Chain Wheels

Reduces maintenance costs and requirements

High Product Load Capacity

Performance of claim conveyor not sacrificed when baggage is “double stacked”. Dynamic capacity upto 100Kg/m

Single or Multiple Drive Units

Increases the maximum length of claim conveyor circuit

High Density polyethylene Skids on Slat Supports

Reduces wear to slats and support frame

Multiple Bed Finishes in one Circuit

Enables claim conveyors that cross both “land” and “air” sides to have different finishes

Incline and decline capability

Allows different loading and unloading heights if required

Modular Design

Facilitates installation and any subsequent modifications

Design Flexibility

Accommodate variations in circuit shape, building restraints etc.

Design Options

Standard Variations

Slat Width

812mm or 980mm

Drive Sizes

2.2, 3.0 or 4.0 Kw


Variable throughout

Sidewall Height

Zero, 300mm

Incline / Decline

From 5o to 20° (Recommended max +/- 10o)

Slat Type

Rubber or PVC. Fire retardant to ISO 340 also available

Centre Infill

Stainless steel or carpet type

Material Finish

Painted mild steel, galvanised steel or stainless steel clad

Chain Lubrication

Optional automatic chain lubricator minimises manual intervention

Circuit Assembly

The horizontal claim conveyor is assembled into a continuous loop built up using modular units. The main components are straight beds, horizontal curves, vertical curves, and drive units. The straight beds are a maximum of 3.0m in length, horizontal curves have a centre line radius of 1143mm and are supplied to a maximum angle of 90o, vertical curve sections have a mean chain track radius of 1143mm. The incline and decline beds are available from 5° to 20° but in operation it is recommended that an incline of 10° is not exceeded. The drive unit is fitted into a straight bed, usually at the end of the most heavily loaded straight section. Standard conveyor height being from 420mm to 450mm. A single drive unit has sufficient capability to drive a claim conveyor with a chain length typically up to 100m, above this additional drive units are added.

Bed Section

The track support fabrication is manufactured from rolled steel and press formed members and is utilised to support the central chain track in addition to the shrouds, skid support angles, kick plates and adjustable supports. The track support fabrication is fitted at intervals of 1.5 metres.


At each joint in the slat chain there are two wheels on each axis. The wheels are sealed for life precision bearings with a polyurethane tyre held on the axles by washers and split pins. A long pair of links connects the axles of the vertical wheels and a short pair of links connects the axles of the horizontal wheels. To each pair of links is bolted a slat channel. The chain is tensioned on final assembly or installation of the claim conveyor. Maximum chain pull 650Kg.


Both Rubber & PVC slats are 340mm long and 5mm thick. Slats are bolted to the formed slat support channels. The slat channels are fixed to the chain at 203mm pitch.

Caterpillar Drive

The drive to the chain is transmitted through the Nylatron (molybdenum disulphide impregnated nylon) slat mounts in alternate chain links. The drive unit drives a twin chain and sprocket assembly. Four carriages, with drive dogs, are mounted between the twin chains and connect with the Nylatron slat mounts and thus impart drive to the main chain.

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