Siemens Logistics has launched VarioTip, a product for the automated unloading of baggage from unit load devices (ULDs). VarioTip’s powerful tilting device enables it to empty up to 20 UlDs (the equivalent of around 800 items of baggage) per hour in the arrivals and transfer zone.

Once unloaded, the baggage is efficiently singulated and fed into the existing system. Airports that opt for VarioTip instead of manual processing can achieve a significantly higher continuous baggage throughput in a shorter time frame. They also benefit from minimal manual intervention and enhanced ground handling ergonomics.

“With our latest development, we are supporting the growing demand for automated processes in airports,” said Michael Reichle, CEO of Siemens Logistics.

“The VarioTip technology is both extremely robust and highly sophisticated, significantly increasing the degree of automation in baggage handling. This offers our customers an optimised work environment and higher productivity, as well as a clear competitive advantage.”

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