The GSE Expo Europe will take place this September in Paris, France. The event, which is being organized by the International Airport Equipment Manufacturers’ Association (IAEMA) and the Mark Allen Group, will be held at the Paris Le Bourget Exhibition Centre.
Show hours will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sept. 13 and 14 and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 15.
As the inaugural GSE Expo Europe approaches, take a look at a sampling of the equipment exhibitors will be displaying.
Mototok International GmbH (EX23)
Spacer 8600 NG
The Mototok Spacer 8600 NG is the second generation of the company’s successful electrical pushback concept, which offers savings, more safety, fewer delays and one-man operation. Additionally, Mototok’s new Spacer 200 is an ideal tool for all MROs. The aircraft mover is designed for wide-body aircrafts but offers small dimensions and power. Its new technology brings big advantages.
DEKAL Load Banks (B55)
The reactive ALB-I-56DW unit is unique testing equipment for civilian and military applications. It allows an operator to perform an extensive load test and capture a real-time PDF data table to verify values simultaneously. It has been engineered by a new patented concept with a slide-in option to simply attach resistive 400 Hz AC. The unit has been engineered in accordance with STANAG 3456(7) and MIL-STD-704F standards and is intended for testing and diagnosing various 400Hz AC power sources with lagging power factor. All of the 400 Hz load banks are capable of running the GPU at full-load for an extended time period (max. 600 A load for 28.5 V DC versions). And in case of diesel driven GPUs, it is possible to run the GPU at full load for an extended time period, thus decarbonizing the engine. In addition, Dekal has also developed portable load banks for UPS systems and gensets for multiple applications. These models are rated either at 50Hz or 60Hz AC and may be further customized to requirements.
FAMA lite – Real-Time Data with GSE Plug-and-Play Solution
With two CAN bus plug or one and an OBD plug, the FAMA lite adapts to most of the current motorized GSE range in any brands. Real-time data is available on the Localeez mobile application or web-platform such as location, working, moving, in use, idle time, shock detection or the hour-meter. Easy and fast to install, maintenance is minimal and can be managed over the air. Access control or speed control via geofence features are options to choose. FAMA lite enhances safety during apron operations. Adveez is also launching its OTM GSM, a new outdoor tracking module (OTM). Its OTM can communicate with any GSM gateway on industrial sites. It benefits from the GSM technology available all over the world. The connected device is dedicated to non-motorized assets such as stairs, tripods, tow-bars, trailers, containers, ULDs and more. The ADVEEZ device is easy to install and maintain. The battery is replaceable and optimized to last up to five years.
Ramper Innovations (C52)
TISABAS is a compact motorized folding conveyor system that goes into the aircraft belly and mechanically moves baggage and cargo. It eliminates the need to throw heavy baggage, mail and freight the length of the aircraft. This reduces time and operational costs while making ramp agent jobs safer, easier and more efficient. Approved applications for TISABAS include, but are not limited to, loading and unloading narrow-bodied aircraft and cargo-in-cabin (CIC) operations.
HALL Technical Services, LLC (C05)
PCAT Load Bank
The PCAT Load Bank is a maintenance testing device designed to help determine end of hose discharge status on any PCA unit. It can be used without the aircraft present.
TBD Owen Holland (A06)
Material Handling and Access Equipment
TBD is a UK-based manufacturer of specialist material handling and access equipment. Its dependable industry solutions and bespoke engineering projects streamline operations, protect employees and deliver cost efficiencies.
EBIS Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) for GSE Operations
The Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) solution was built specifically for GSE maintenance professionals by GSE maintenance professionals. It provides insights for a GSE fleet across supply chain management, equipment health and maintenance, and cost containment. It is built for GSE fleets of all sizes, including large volume and highly utilized fleets. The vendor-agnostic telemetry integration capabilities can streamline all GSE data into one single-source.
Goldhofer Aktiengesellschaft (EX07)
Goldhofer will be presenting their latest solutions for emission-free ground handling with the electrically powered PHOENIX E towbarless tractor, SHERPA E cargo tractors and BISON E conventional aircraft tractors plus the Goldhofer LINK IoT platform. Together with their partners, Goldhofer will be underscoring its claim as a full service provider for electric ground handling. ABB E-mobility will be present at the joint booth with a DC fast charger, EFM will be demonstrating the capabilities and benefits of its pushback and towing training simulator and Rheinmetall will be showcasing its emission free eMSU.
SM Rental Fenwick (EX48)
P250 Electric Tow Tractor
The P250 Electric Tow Tractor ensures fast and safe transfer of heavy loads over short and medium distances. This is made possible by powerful electric motors as well as easy-to-use hydraulic steering. The turning radius of the P250 is also very short. Hydraulic elements are located between the cabin and the frame. This design prevents uneven ground from leading to excessive vibrations in the cab. The solid one-piece frame surrounds the entire cart and is designed for the high demands of intensive environments. The P250 pulls a maximum towed load of 25 tonnes and reaches a top speed of 25 km/h. The P250 has three independent braking systems that ensure safety in all driving situations.
EINSA - Equipos Industriales de Manutención S.A. (EX13)
The SELT-7000 is the new EINSA single-platform container loader. It is fully electric and designed to lift, lower and transport LD-2/3 containers up to 7 tons. The SELT-7000 provides efficient loading and transporting of containers to and from all lower decks of commercial aircraft. Its combination of transport and loading capabilities allows the SELT-7000 to minimize turnaround times and reduce the number of vehicles needed to service an aircraft. The SELT-7000 can be equipped with an anti-collision system that complies with AHM 913 and the current European standards. EINSA is also extending its electric fleet of products with a new electric pallet/container transporter. The fully electric pallet/container transporter, model TEA-15, offers an improved design that enables efficient transport and transfer of containerized and palletized cargo loads weighing up to 7 tons to and from container/pallet loaders, dollies and racks.
Resonate MP4 (C06)
XOPS Smart Dispatching and XOPS Intelligent Speed Assist
XOPS Smart Dispatching provides ground handlers the ability to automate scheduling of daily aircraft turnaround tasks or missions to achieve greater efficiency, productivity and on-time performance. Using profile of tasks, GSE, human resources and airline/aircraft requirements, XOPS software algorithms automatically manage assignment of GSE and drivers/operators to meet task timelines/SLAs while optimizing staff and vehicle utilization. XOPS Intelligent Speed Assist ensures that GSE will automatically and safely reduce speed levels to the required limits (e.g. baggage tractor in a baggage hall) without any driver action. All XOPS functionality is displayed on digital screens for monitoring, and alarm management. In addition to new advanced XOPS features, Resonate MP4, which leads the development of XOPS, will announce its partnership with SmartWitness/Sensata Technologies to deliver integrated in-vehicle XOPS CCTV offering. The user experience is a seamless, one touch, telemetry data and video incident analysis capability with defined and controllable costs.
PAGE GSE (EX15)
P3X Global Connector
PAGE GSE will introduce its most advanced molded connector ever made, the P3X Global Connector. The P3X has molded-in LEDs that allow operators to verify when the plug is 90-percent inserted visually, when aircraft E&F is present, and when 400Hz electrical power is on. The P3X Global Connector is installable onto all 400Hz solid state frequency converters or mobile GPUs.
Electric Ground Support Equipment
Mallaghan will launch its latest electric GSE model at the GSE Expo Europe.
EBC7500 Electrical Belt Conveyor
Timsan will exhibit its EBC7500 Electrical Belt Conveyor at the GSE Expo Europe.
Palm Abbe Refractometer
The Palm Abbe is a fourth-generation digital handheld refractometer. Offering laboratory precision, the Palm Abbe refractometer is fast, convenient, and easy to use. Users place a drop or two of fluid in the well and press a button on the key-pad. The custom-designed microprocessor delivers a nearly instantaneous readout in refractive index, degrees Brix or any one of a thousand different units of measure, allowing users to read directly in the units desired. Nonlinear temperature compensation is automatic and insures that fluids read between 0 and 50 degrees C (32 to 122 degrees F) are measured accurately.
Smart Dollies and Baggage Carts
HiSERV’s latest development on smart solutions will be presented, bringing together Inform and Blumenbecker under the umbrella of HiSERV. The latest development of smart dollies and baggage carts will be shown along with tracking solutions and information on the loading status with a direct feed into dispatch systems. This development will give every category of GSE the potential for becoming smart.
Textron GSE (EX36)
Safeaero Intellimix, which is designed to maximize efficiency, reduce waste and deliver the perfect blend of heat and fluid to deicing operations. Designed as a standard feature for the Safeaero 220 one-man deicer, Intellimix delivers precise mixing at nozzle, eliminating the need to flush fluids, resulting in lower operational costs and reduced environmental impact. Intellimix continuously circulates at-temperature fluids and blends them at nozzle, once ready to deice, simplifying the spraying process. Textron GSE will also exhibit its aftermarket lithium repower kit from TUG, which is designed to transform existing internal combustion TUG M1A tractors into sustainable technology that adds years of performance to operations. TUG repower kits incorporate all the benefits of lithium technology, the kit installs in approximately 10 hours, offers rapid charging and can tackle two standard shifts on a single charge. Textron's all-new TUG Endurance was designed to provide unprecedented support of ramp operations. The highly efficient lithium model was engineered specifically for ground support operations and can handle two standard shifts on a single charge. From best-in-class maneuverability, easier serviceability and superior safety, it is designed to support ground crews.