Drive solutions for the airport industry

  • Baggage check-in at the airport

    Baggage check-in

    Energy-efficient drive solutions make baggage handling as quick as possible.

  • Baggage inspection and screening at the airport

    Baggage inspection and screening

    The perfect combination of drive technology for smooth baggage screening.

  • Interim baggage storage at the airport

    Interim baggage storage

    Efficient drive systems for secure handling and storage of suitcases etc.

  • Baggage sorting at the airport

    Baggage sorting

    Dynamic drive solutions for reliable sorting at high conveyor speeds.

  • Baggage claim at the airport

    Baggage claim

    Reliable drive technology for a smooth passenger baggage claim process.

  • Loading and unloading of airplanes

    Loading and unloading

    Smooth, gentle transportation of baggage items within the terminal.

Reliable handling and transportation of baggage items

Airports where hundreds of airplanes take off and land around the clock require perfect planning and coordination – and the tailor-made drive technology to process thousands of passengers and their baggage securely, every day.

The growing focus on capacity and security issues, as well as shorter ground times, are presenting major challenges for the airport industry. Increasing competition among airports and stricter environmental regulations make the situation even more difficult.

All of this means that in the future, airport operators will be expected to be able to transport passengers and their baggage even more quickly and efficiently. One contributing factor will be the ability to keep airplane downtimes as short as possible.

This is why you should choose us as your experienced system solutions partner. Benefit from our experts' years of extensive knowledge of the complex procedures your processes involve.

Our daily activities all over the globe prove our ability to convert this know-how into efficient drive and automation solutions: for years now, drive technology “made by SEW‑EURODRIVE” has played a vital role in ensuring smooth transport and logistics procedures at a host of international airports, including Frankfurt, London, Paris, Hong Kong and Sydney.

You too can use our proven, versatile, drive technology application solutions to increase your efficiency and significantly cut the energy costs of your entire baggage processing system: from check-in and gentle transportation to sorting and reliable returns at the correct baggage claim point. You passengers will thank you for it!

Overview of the baggage handling process at airports

Our process overview graphic gives you an outline of the individual baggage handling steps used at airports.

Fully automatic luggage transport by Ahkera

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Ahkera is the first to develop a system that loads and unloads the ULDs and luggage cars fully automatically.

Fully automatic baggage handling

Ahkera is the first to develop a system that loads and unloads the ULDs and baggage cars fully automatically.

Overview of the baggage handling process at airports

Overview of the baggage handling process 1
Baggage check-in at airports

Passengers and their baggage must arrive on the right flight in plenty of time. This presents a huge challenge for the luggage check-in systems technology.

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Baggage inspection and screening at the airport

Security is the top priority on an airplane. The right drive technology can help you to ensure that only secure baggage gets on board.

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Interim baggage storage at the airport

Suitcases and other baggage are put into early baggage storage. The system must be flexible enough to recall any item of baggage at any time.

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Baggage sorting at airports

Baggage sorters at airports are incredibly powerful systems. They convey each item of baggage to the correct destination quickly and precisely.

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Baggage claim at the airport

Everyone who's every traveled by plane is familiar with the slow conveyor belts and jostling crowds in the baggage claim areas.

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Loading and unloading of airplanes

Automatic and semi-automatic loading and unloading systems help airport staff with the secure handling of baggage items.

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Transporting baggage items between terminals

Especially at larger airports, it is common for high-speed conveyors to be used to transport transit baggage from one terminal to another.

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