Vanderlande Industries delivers new baggage handling system with VIBES controls system at Portland International Jetport

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Vanderlande industries completed the first phase of the baggage handling system for the new terminal at PWM, Portland International Jetport in Maine, on time and within budget. The new terminal in Portland was initiated to double the size of the existing terminal and will be open for passengers on October 2, 2011. Vanderlande was assigned to deliver the new baggage handling system including an inline screening system and the controls system. Henk de Groot, VP Operations of Vanderlande Industries USA, explains: “The controls system is an important key to excellent performance of baggage handling systems. We have over 15 years of experience in baggage handling software, this combined with our deep knowledge of IT and controls, enables us to offer the right solution”. The customer satisfaction was confirmed by Phil Coleman, project executive at Turner Construction Company, “Turner has been extremely pleased with the Vanderlande Team’s installation here at the Portland International Jetport”.

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Vanderlande industries completed the first phase of the baggage handling system for the new terminal at PWM Portland International Jetport in Maine, on time and within budget.

“Turner has been extremely pleased with the Vanderlande Team’s installation here at the Portland International Jetport”.

Vanderlande industries completed the first phase of the baggage handling system for the new terminal at PWM Portland International Jetport in Maine, on time and within budget. The new terminal in Portland was initiated to double the size of the existing terminal and will be open for passengers on October 2, 2011. Vanderlande was assigned to deliver the new baggage handling system including an inline screening system and the controls system. Henk de Groot, VP Operations of Vanderlande Industries USA, explains: “The controls system is an important key to excellent performance of baggage handling systems. We have over 15 years of experience in baggage handling software, this combined with our deep knowledge of IT and controls, enables us to offer the right solution”. The customer satisfaction was confirmed by Phil Coleman, project executive at Turner Construction Company, “Turner has been extremely pleased with the Vanderlande Team’s installation here at the Portland International Jetport”.

The new terminal at PWM includes three new departure and arrival gates and eight new passenger screening lanes and more capacity for screening baggage and passengers. In the second phase Vanderlande Industries will expand the sorting capacity of the newly installed system even more. That phase will be completed early 2013. The baggage handling system will guarantee smooth baggage flows and an improved passenger experience. The key to smooth baggage flows is not only in the material but also in the software. Vanderlande has shown to be excellent when it comes to design and implement controls software for screening baggage handling systems. Henk de Groot: “We have completed baggage systems with screening in 14 airports in North America with our own controls systems “.    

For this project Vanderlande Industries used their own Vanderlande Industries Baggage Execution Systems (VIBES) software. This flexible and modular baggage handling software enables the complete operational management of baggage handling systems. This suite is compliant with latest regulations of the TSA, the agent of US Department of Homeland Security that oversees inline screening of baggage. Henk de Groot explains, “Our VIBES controls system forms an integral part of our baggage handling solutions. They control not just mechanical equipment, but the total handling process including routing, tracking & tracing and gathering and visualizing process information. The feedback we get from clients is that our VIBES software provides the best and most useful reports providing maintenance team with the best information they can get.”

Vanderlande Industries leading baggage handling solution provider
Vanderlande Industries in Atlanta serves the baggage handling market at airports as well as the materials handling system market for distribution and parcel & postal in North America. As far as the baggage handling market our systems can include self-check-in, high-speed transportation, integrated Hold Baggage Screening, baggage carousels and more. Automated Baggage Storage can be integrated to handle bags by priority. Vanderlande Industries offers tailor made solutions that improve the competitiveness of its customers. The headquarters for North America is located in Atlanta, GA, USA. Vanderlande Industries employs over 2000 employees in 15 countries. Please visit our website at http://www.vanderlande.com.

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