Whether at the bag drop, check-in, or baggage claim, belt conveyors speed up processes at airports. However, only if they meet certain criteria: Safety comes first, quality must be reliable, and design must be tailored to the specific requirements of the airport and passengers. 

Efficient airport operations are essential for smooth passenger handling and transport of luggage. One of the most important technologies that help speed up this process is belt conveyors. They play an important role at various points in the airport, such as the bag drop, check-in counters, and baggage claim areas. To ensure that belt conveyors actually work efficiently in everyday airport life, there are a number of things to consider when planning and installing them. 

Play it safe

Belt conveyors at the airport can be a hazard. Body parts can get jammed in them, and luggage damaged. Safety is therefore the top priority. Accidents must be avoided, and safe operation of the airport guaranteed. Belt conveyors must be designed carefully and installed properly to minimize safety risks and eliminate hazards. They should be designed to allow for smooth handling of luggage and other items without damaging them or compromising the system. Regular inspections and maintenance of the belt conveyors are also essential. 

Quality awareness pays off

If a belt conveyor fails at the airport, there will be significant delays in passenger and luggage handling. Processes break down immediately, resulting in higher operating costs and negative customer experiences. The risk of failure must therefore be kept as low as possible in all circumstances. Quality is crucial for this. High-quality belt conveyors ensure smooth and reliable operation of the entire system. 

Greater comfort thanks to low overall height

In addition to safety and quality, the comfort offered by a belt conveyor also plays a central role. Lower-lying belt conveyors make life easier for passengers during bag drop, check-in, and at the baggage claim since luggage doesn’t have to be lifted as high. Belt conveyors with a low overall height are reasonably scarce. Montech AG’s TB40 belt conveyor is one such system. Because this Swiss technology company specializes in the industrialization and standardization of state-of-the-art, unusual belt conveyors, transfer systems, and innovative aluminum framing systems, it has also developed a solution for this need. With its low overall height, the TB40 belt conveyor distinguishes itself from other conveyor belts and boasts a compact design without side contours that interfere and a powerful 24 V motor capable of handling loads of up to 200 kg. Because it is covered by the low voltage guidelines, there doesn’t have to be any protection against contact.