Baggage Delivery Chutes

Application

Straight chutes, curved chutes and glacis are used throughout baggage handling systems to perform a multitude of functions.  These include:

  • Sortation chute fed from Tilt Tray or similar sorting device.

  • Late ‘bag drop’ at boarding gate.

  • Temporary storage device.

  • Vertical downward transportation of bags between floor levels.

Chutes & Glacis

Straight Chutes: Daifuku Logan straight chutes are designed to handle a wide range of product and convey them in a controlled manner whist causing the minimum disruption to baggage flow. 

Glacis: Daifuku Logan glacis are similar in design to our straight chutes but are capable of giving an optimum amount of storage area combined with the most effective use of floor space.

Spiral Chutes: Daifuku Logan spiral chutes are designed with the same principals in mind as straight chutes but have the added advantages of being able to accept multiple inputs into the same chute within a limited floor space. They have also been designed and profiled to allow product to ‘self start’ from any position along the chute

Specialised Chutes: Daifuku Logan also offer a range of specialised chutes, designed to perform specific tasks or functions within baggage handling systems. Such examples include ‘Petty Wheel’ transition chutes, gated chutes, dual output chutes, etc.

Features

Application Benefits

General

Profiled Entry / Exit Sections

Allows chutes to be fed by or to feed most types of conveyor or sorting device

High Storage Capacity

Chutes or Glacis can eliminate the need for Early Bag storage lanes within a BHS

Specialised Coatings or Materials

Controls the flow of products down the chute, even with differing product finishes

Space Saving Abilities

Chutes or glacis usually present an effective solution were other products will be too complex or will not fit.

Low Maintenance

No moving parts removes the need for sustained maintenance

Bespoke Designs

Chutes and Glacis are designed to suit individual products and customer requirements

Straight Chutes & Glacis

Compact Chute Spacing

Optimum number of destination chutes within limited floor space

Variable Angle of Decent

High decent rate with smooth and controlled run-out

Spiral Chutes

Profiled Bed Plate

Controls speed and flow of product down the chute

Multiple Inputs

Allows two tiers (or more) of sortation devices

Self Start

Product stopped on the chute, from accumulation, will start decent by gravity alone

Chutes & Glacis
General Description

Straight Chutes & Glacis

Straight Chutes are custom designed to suit the product and application.  However, the design reflects proven chute practices based upon many years of experience within the industry.  Chutes may be constructed from a range of materials, having bedplates from either, Stainless Steel, Mild Steel, Wood, Plastic, Rollers or a combination of these materials. 

The chute length, total fall in height, angle of decent (or combined angles for complex chutes) and chute width are custom designed to fit within  the working area whilst being designed to convey the product in the safest manner.

Glacis are essentially wide straight chutes, in which a number of sorts can be performed to the single work surface.  These sorts are generally spread across a longer chute surface, generally from 3 metres wide to the maximum space available within the working area.  All the design variations that are available for straight chutes are also available to Glacis. 

Spiral Chutes

Spiral chutes are produced to a choice of bed profiles, which can be either Safeglide or Daifuku Logan curved profile.   Chutes may be manufactured from Stainless Steel, Mild Steel or GRP (Glass Reinforced Plastic).  Where Mild Steel and GRP chutes are used it is common to apply a low friction coating to the chute surface to assist the self starting properties of the chutes.  The chute radius and pitch of fall may be varied to suit the product being conveyed and the specific installation within which the chute is being installed.


in     by Administrator 20-04-2017
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Daifuku Logan   Roots to routes


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

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