Individual Carrier Systems keep airports on track
An essential component in modern airport baggage handling is the use of Individual Carrier Systems (ICS), which provide efficient and flexible operations for the airport, airlines and airport authorities.
As its name suggests, an ICS handles baggage using an individual carrier, such as a cart or tote. Loading each bag into its own tote reduces the possibility of wheels, straps or odd shaped bags catching on the conveyor system and creating jams during transportation. The ICS is specifically designed as a closed loop to allow standardised carriers to flow through the baggage system with precise tracking and predictability, at a higher speed than with conventional systems.
With its intention to become a hub airport, this type of Baggage Handling System (BHS) was on Oslo Airport’s radar when looking to replace the existing system. As well as rapid, efficient handing, another key criterion was a system that was future-proof to interface with tomorrow’s technologies.