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Does baggage handling need a virtual revolution?

Posted: 19 October 2016 | International Airport Review | No comments yet

The reputation of an airport is reliant on many factors, but one key, undeniable expectation from each passenger is that their bags will be returned to them efficiently and securely…

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The reputation of an airport is reliant on many factors, but one key, undeniable expectation from each passenger is that their bags will be returned to them efficiently and securely.

Welcome to Emulate3D, a technology company that simulates baggage throughput in order to maximise the efficiency of designing the Baggage Handling System (BHS) layout. Using a technology called Sim3D, the company are able to test different buffer sizes, overload and recovery situations.

According to the Emulate3D website: 

“Emulate3D Controls Testing provides you with a flexible test bed to ensure your BHS control system will operate to specification, under all contractual operating conditions. By taking the logical controls testing off the project’s critical path, your testing program is no longer subject to manufacturing and installation delays.

“For the same reason, testing can begin earlier in the project cycle, and be completed within schedule. Removing the majority of testing from the end of the project also means you’ve removed a major source of uncertainty from the schedule, making both cost and time estimates more accurate.”

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