EuroAirport orders baggage sorting system from ALSTEF
10 April 2015
ALSTEF has won a contract for the development of the baggage sorting system at EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg. For the past 10 years, the traffic at EuroAirport has continually increased, with the introduction of an EasyJet base and the contribution of a large number of airlines. EuroAirport has set up a major investment plan to increase its capacity and the capabilities of its baggage sorting system, adding two building extensions to double the space allocated to sorting and loading of departure bags in containers/trolleys. The baggage sorting system to be installed by ALSTEF includes, in addition to the modification of the existing system, the integration of a high-speed cross-belt MBHS® automatic sorter manufactured by SELEX that is capable of sorting up to 8,000 bags/hr. The system will sort the bags to 34 chutes according to their destination, their class and their status, with accurate unloading, and high reliability and redundancy. This cross-belt sorter will be the first one installed in France for a baggage sorting application. The complete piloting system will be assured by the PLC, Supervision and IT solutions developed by ALSTEF, and ALSTEF BAGWARE® software, which ensures that bags are sorted to the correct chutes according to their identity and their flight status. The commissioning of the complete system is scheduled to take place in Q3 2016.