SPPAL is to supply a tray-based baggage-handling system and software at Suvarnabhumi Airport
29 May 2018
Siemens Postal, Parcel & Airport Logistics (SPPAL) is to supply a tray-based baggage-handling system and software for the new satellite terminal at Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK) in Bangkok, Thailand. The satellite terminal’s baggage-handling system is linked to the main building via a 950-m tunnel, reaching a maximum speed of 10m/sec. The tray technology will allow for the expansion of the hub’s processing capacity, achieving a peak throughput of 10,800 bags/hr. For bulky baggage such as surfboards, Siemens supplies special out-of-gauge trays. These extra-large trays run on the same conveyor lines as the standard baggage and are transported and sorted just as efficiently. For the project, Siemens is working as technology leader with Thai infrastructure company, Loxley, responsible for integrating the system. -- BKK handled almost 61 million passengers in 2017, making it one of the top 25 busiest airports in the world.