Siemens Logistics has won a major order to modernise the baggage handling system (BHS) at Terminal 1 Kuala Lumpur International Airport in Malaysia.

The order covers the systematic phase-out of the existing system as well as the design, installation and commissioning of a new BHS. Siemens will supply the latest VarioTray and VarioBelt technology, the VarioStore early bag store and high-performance controlling software. The customer is the airport operator Malaysia Airports and Siemens Logistics will undertake the work as part of a consortium with local company T7 Global.

The modernisation order at KL International Airport will be carried out in three sections and implemented during continuing airport operations. Siemens Logistics will supply and install state-of-the-art conveying technology including VarioTray to boost baggage throughput. The company will also set up a tray-based, high-speed conveyor section between the main terminal building and Satellite A, enabling bags to be transferred quickly and securely between the two zones.

The BHS will also feature the efficient VarioBelt belt conveyor. With VarioStore, Terminal 1 is getting a modern early bag store (EBS) that will give the airport a storage capacity of 2,500 spaces. The EBS improves the processing of transfer baggage and allows passengers to check in early.

The order also covers the implementation of a high-performance control system, interfacing with the local controller. BagIQ high-level control software enables the smart management of baggage handling processes and completes the overall offering.

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