Beijing Daxing International Airport Weighs in with Atrax Scales

May 12, 2020
Specialist weighing and dimensioning company Atrax Group has supplied all of the baggage and cargo scales for the huge new Beijing Daxing International Airport.

The US$17 billion Beijing Daxing International Airport is Beijing's second international airport. Nicknamed ‘starfish’, its terminal building is more than a million square metres. The high-speed luggage system has 422 check-in counters, all with Atrax baggage scales.

In addition to being the sole supplier of baggage scales Atrax won its bid to supply all cargo scales. Atrax applied its new dimensioning technologies to win the cargo dimensioning and weighing projects across all five cargo buildings at the new airport, says Atrax Group Managing Director, Kevin Maurice.

“Winning sole supplier of all baggage scales, cargo scales and cargo dimensioning at Beijing Daxing International Airport is a huge success for Atrax. We’re getting many other product and technology export inquiries as a result.”

Atrax developed new technology that scans, weighs and dimensions cargo in motion on a conveyer belt. It calculates dimensions for objects that have odd shapes and sizes – known in the industry as ‘ugly’ freight – with great speed and accuracy.

Beijing Daxing International Airport is expected to be north China’s commercial aviation hub, handling 72 million passengers and two million tonnes of cargo a year by 2025.

Atrax Group scored another big win earlier in the year when it installed Atrax baggage scales at all 468 check-in positions at Turkey’s new Istanbul Airport. Atrax also supplied air cargo scale components for Istanbul Airport’s largest cargo terminal.