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Smarter Baggage Handling

Vanderlande Industries and IBM has helped Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport create a new baggage handling system to increase capacity by 40 percent to 70 million bags in the future.
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After check-in bags go directly into the bag storage, waiting to be loaded. Robots enable this process by pulling bags from the bag storage on-demand, and releasing baggage on the conveyor belt only when needed to prevent overload of the system. This way, the airline can handle more bags in less time, with lower cost, energy efficient and in a limited space. It enables the airport to maximize its efficiency, cost effectiveness and service levels, as well as to meet increasing sustainability demands...

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