In response to the global airport requirement for increased checkpoint capacity Vanderlande has launched an innovative airport passenger checkpoint solution – PAX MX2 – that factors in space and human resource limitations within an airport.
The dual-lane screening concept has been designed to help airport operators optimise their equipment and CAPEX, in an environment where new and advanced technologies, such as CT screening, are increasingly being deployed in checkpoint areas.
PAX-MX2 delivers the efficiency of two conventional automated screening lanes of the same length by allowing passengers to divest and collect their belongings on either side of the screening machine. By increasing the throughput in these areas, the system allows for the CT scanner to work at full capacity while using minimal floor space and allowing for a more efficient use of staff.
“Airports are continually looking for ways to reduce their expenditure, increase their return on investment, and guarantee a positive passenger experience,” said Andrew Manship, Vanderlande’s Executive VP Airports and Board Member. “This is especially true in these challenging times. However, we’re confident that PAX MX2 will allow us to offer additional support to our customers and partners, helping them to achieve their goals and make their checkpoints future-proof.”
A prototype of the PAX MX2 is already showing promising results at Vanderlande’s facility in Santepdor, Spain where it has been deployed. Designed to be integrated with the PAX Multiplex screening software, the solution is expected to reach a throughput of up to 400 passengers per hour.