Daifuku Airport Technologies Mobile Inspection Table beats thanksgiving rush at Dallas Love Field Airport
by Joe O’Connor
Daifuku Airport Technologies (ATec), a leading provider of airport baggage handling systems, announced today its Mobile Inspection Table (MIT) system has gone live at Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL). This project was initiated to expand baggage search capacity for the existing in-line baggage screening system. Flexibility of the MIT system facilitated a phased approach to the expansion project without impacting daily operations. The current phase went live November 16, 2017 and increased the number of TSA (Transportation Security Administration) search stations from eight to ten. The final system configuration, scheduled for completion in March 2018, will include sixteen new search stations, 44 MIT’s, and enhanced bag tag identification.
MITs are mobile robots that provide a customised solution for optimal flexibility and improved workspace efficiency. MITs are a quiet, safe, and scalable approach to the checked bag reconciliation area. MITs also offer a “goods to person” ergonomics approach by delivering bags directly to TSA agents, eliminating lifting, twisting or turning. Bags are searched directly while on the MIT’s stainless-steel surface and routed automatically back to the appropriate conveyor system after inspection.
“As part of our continued commitment to lead the evolution of the airport experience, Dallas Love Field is always looking for newer, better and faster technology to reach new heights in terms of economy of scale. We successfully hosted an influx of travelers during the Thanksgiving holiday, and with our new Mobile Inspection Table robotic technology, were able to process a record number of bags with greater efficiency than ever before. The new system and our dedicated partners at TSA enabled us to have a smooth and secure screening process, enhancing the overall customer experience at Dallas Love Field” says Tim Smith, Logistics and Systems Manager at Dallas Love Field Airport.
Daifuku ATec provides baggage handling systems and Operation and Maintenance services at hundreds of airports globally.
About Daifuku Airport Technologies
Daifuku Airport Technologies is the global airport business division of Daifuku Co. Ltd., the world’s largest material handling company and leading provider of airport baggage handling systems such as the Drop-UX series, Daifuku’s automated bag drop solutions, Baggage Tray System, Tilt Tray Sorter, Standard 3 Integration, Mobile Inspection Table, WebbView®, Sym3 and Airflow.
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