Automated Baggage-Handling with intelligent Connections

Automated baggage. Siemens Dematic S.A., Madrid, Spa

In 2000, Siemens Dematic undertook the extension of the Madrid-Barajas airport. In this extension, Siemens Dematic is installing the automatic baggage handling system (BHS).


The baggage handling system with a total circuit length of 91.3 kms, will process more than 16,500 pieces of luggage per hour.The development of this important project required careful consideration of points crucial to the efficiency of the system: rapid and secure connections, practical installation and assembly and uncomplicated maintenance.


These same considerations have been applied to all the electrical and electronical components supplied by the HARTING Technology Group.The PROFIBUS-DP connector HARAX® M12-L link the INDRIVE motors and the read/write stations of inductive identification. The connection is made by means of axial insulation displacement.


A Han® 10 E connector with crimp termination is installed in the connection box of the motors. Quintax connectors are using crimp contacts in peripheral cabinets to connect touch panels and carry out the motor control in manual mode. Han® 3A connectors with screw terminals are used to connect the photocells of the vertical classifiers by means of extra flexible cables.