BEUMER Group to Install First ICS Baggage Handling System in U.S.

Oct. 5, 2017
BEUMER has been awarded a contract by San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to install a Individual Carrier System for baggage handling.

SOMERSET, N.J. (Oct. 5, 2017) BEUMER Group, a leading global supplier of automated baggage handling systems, has been awarded a contract by San Francisco International Airport (SFO) to install the first Individual Carrier System (ICS) for baggage handling in the U.S.

A tote-based CrisBag system from the Crisplant product platform will be installed within SFO’s soon-to-be-refurbished Terminal 1.

Choosing to deploy the first ICS baggage handling system in the U.S. underlines SFO's role as a leading, innovative airport. Additionally, the optimized layout of the CrisBag baggage handling system ensures 100-percent track and trace throughout the system. Using a single baggage handling system with centralized checked bag screening will improve efficiency of SFO Terminal 1. This allows greater flexibility for the airlines and will deliver a consolidated and optimized process for screening checked bags, to insure maximum utilization of each EDS machine.

BEUMER Group’s CrisBag totes were the first to be approved by the TSA for U.S.-based, in-tote baggage screening, further enhancing efficiency. This certification applies for use in U.S. airports and for U.S. pre-border clearance when used with Morpho Detection’s CTX 9800 SEIO explosives detection system

Terminal 1 inbound baggage handling is further enhanced by 100% tracking and traceability at every stage that is also provided by the CrisBag system. The system will allow the handlers to off-load inbound baggage to the CrisBag system near the gate positions, minimizing tug traffic on the ramp. Each arrival bag remains inside the same individually controlled tote from off-load at the gate to the claim device, ensuring on-time delivery of arrival bags.

The CrisBag tote system features a unique start/stop function; the system only runs when a bag is being transported, which ensures a high level of energy efficiency, and low operational costs, complimenting the airport's industry leadership in sustainability.

Pioneering the use of ICS baggage handling in the US and choosing the innovative CrisBag system ensures SFO will meet its commitment to efficiency, passenger experience, comfort and creativity. The CrisBag tote-based baggage handling system is scheduled to be operational in SFO's Terminal 1 in 2020.