Crisplant Awarded Vagar Baggage Contract

CRI092 Vagar prpic1HiCrisplant – part of the BEUMER Group – has been awarded the contract to design, manufacture and install the baggage handling system in the new terminal at the Faroe Islands’ Vagar Airport.  The new system will integrate state-of-the-art baggage handling technologies, which are used in major airport hubs around the world.  The new baggage handling system is based on the Crisplant CrisBelt conveyor and will feature integrated baggage screening in addition to self-check-in, bag drop, oversize baggage handling and the new Baggage Unloader semi-automatic lifting aid.
The integration of the Baggage Unloader to the inbound conveyor line eliminates manual lifting of baggage from trolleys to provide an enhanced ergonomic working environment which will protect the operators and baggage from the risks associated with the manual handling of heavy items.  The Baggage Unloader enables the operator to gently slide each item of baggage from the trolley and on to the conveyor.  Vagar Airport will also benefit from the CrisBelt system’s ability to provide cost-effective and reliable baggage handling, combined with easy maintenance and low energy consumption.
“Crisplant worked very closely with Vagar Airport throughout the design stage and the modular design of CrisBelt has enabled us to provide a system that fits extremely well into the new terminal.  By choosing to implement the Baggage Unloader and the Self Bag Drop,
Vagar has shown that its focus is clearly on the future as passenger traffic increases for the Faroe Islands,” explains Klaus Schäfer, Managing Director of Crisplant.
Jákup Sverri Kass, CEO at Vagar Airport commented: “By enabling Vagar Airport to ensure efficient baggage handling and an advanced ergonomic working environment for our employees, the Crisplant system will help us achieve and maintain a high level of passenger satisfaction and operator safety.
For more information about Vagar Airport see the November 2013  edition of Airports International magazine.