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1. Check-In

1. Check-In

Items of baggage are placed on check-in systems for conveying where they are weighed and labeled/coded. The coding clearly identifies where they are during the conveying process. Check-in conveyors are often designed with a slight incline.

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Technical Requirements of the Belts

The belts must be able to prevent items of baggage from rolling down again on inclined sections and when conveyors are operating in stop and go mode. The surface pattern and belt fabric must be robust due to the vast number of items of baggage placed on the belts, by trolley suitcases for instance, at high concentrated loads.

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Our Solution

Forbo Movement Systems offers robust, double-ply polyester types with a rhomboid pattern or specially developed check-in patterns.
The size and thickness of both are designed in such a way that they guarantee to grip trolley suitcases securely.

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Other Information

The belt length should always be a multiple of the pattern pitch to guarantee that the splice looks neat.

Downloads

For more detailed information on suitable products, please consult our Siegling Belting – Airports brochure, ref. no. 242 and the Siegling Transilon Conveyor and Processing Belts brochure, ref. no. 224.

  • 242 EN

    Siegling Belting Airport
    Ref.-No. 242 | Issue 12/17 | PDF | EN | 1,2 MB

  • 224 Product Range EN

    Siegling Transilon Product Range
    Ref.-No. 224 | Issue 02/17 | PDF | EN | 1,4 MB

2. X-ray Machines

2. X-ray Machines

Security has top priority at airports. Which is why all items of baggage are checked by x-ray equipment to ensure they contain nothing that could jeopardize flight safety. This has applied for some years to both carry-on items and baggage that’s put in the hold.

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Technical Requirements of the Belts

During the screening process, neither the belts nor the splice must cast a shadow. In order to prevent anything being out of focus on the x-ray image, the belts must be absolutely flat and track in a straight line through the x-ray equipment at the same speed.

Our Solution

Regardless of the equipment’s used, tension members, coating materials (PVC or urethane) and surface patterns (e.g. quartz sand pattern) can be selected from a large portfolio. We offer belts for any x-ray machine that come with excellent screening characteristics and



can be made endless without any extra materials such as films. The homogeneous splices practically rule out the possible of shadows or dark areas on the images.

Other Information

Absolute precision must be exercised when making belts for x-ray machines. If necessary, we can make the belts slightly wider than the target size and cut the edges to the width ordered while the belt is in operation.

Downloads

For more detailed information on suitable products, please consult our Siegling Belting – Airports brochure, ref. no. 242 and the Siegling Transilon Conveyor and Processing Belts brochure, ref. no. 224.

  • 242 EN

    Siegling Belting Airport
    Ref.-No. 242 | Issue 12/17 | PDF | EN | 1,2 MB

  • 224 Product Range EN

    Siegling Transilon Product Range
    Ref.-No. 224 | Issue 02/17 | PDF | EN | 1,4 MB

3. Accelerated and Inclined Conveying

3. Accelerated and Inclined Conveying

Accelerated and inclined conveying must prevent as much slippage as possible. If an item of baggage shifts it might no longer be possible to establish its exact position on the conveyor. Should this happen, it can cause major disruptions to the process.

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Technical Requirements of the Belts

The belts are expected to have long service lives because they are in constant operation. Surface materials and patterns must be designed so that items of baggage can virtually consistently keep to their original position on the belt.

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Our Solution

Our portfolio offers a variety of hard-wearing belts with excellent grip. Regardless of the application concerned, PVC and PU coatings can be used with various degrees of Shore hardness or also come in high grip materials (R coatings).



Longitudinal grooves (LG) and inverted pyramid (NP) are patterns with good track records. LG patterns are particularly easy to clean. NP patterns are preferred for check-weigher belts because they have the same friction coefficient in all directions.

Other Information

Patterned mats are available as splicing accessories to make belts with patterned surfaces endless.

Downloads

For more detailed information on suitable products consult our Siegling Belting – Airports brochure, ref. no. 242 and Siegling Transilon Conveyor and Processing Belts brochure, ref. no. 224 and Siegling Transtex Conveyor Belts brochure, ref. no. 214.

  • 242 EN

    Siegling Belting Airport
    Ref.-No. 242 | Issue 12/17 | PDF | EN | 1,2 MB

  • 224 Product Range EN

    Siegling Transilon Product Range
    Ref.-No. 224 | Issue 02/17 | PDF | EN | 1,4 MB

  • 214 Transtex EN

    Siegling Transtex Product Range
    Ref.-No. 214 | Issue 06/15 | PDF | EN | 554 KB

4. Horizontal Conveyors

4. Horizontal Conveyors

Items of baggage are often conveyed horizontally over long distances from check-in to the sorter and then for loading onto the plane. To cover these distances, a high proportion of total energy consumption is required by the conveyor.

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Technical Requirements of the Belts

Flame-retardant EN 340 belts are normally a must in these cases. Further requirements transpire depending on actual lengths of conveyors and other parameters (for example, superior durability, low energy consumption and low noise emissions).

Our Solution

Forbo Movement Systems can supply the ideal belt for each conveyor’s requirements from its large portfolio of robust types. Both fabric-based and polyester-felt belts are used.

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Features, Functions, Benefits

We ensure our belts are exceptionally low noise by using uncoated fabrics for the undersides that are made with a special weave (herringbone weave). When using the Transilon AmpMiser belts, the friction coefficient and therefore the energy consumption is cut dramatically. Savings of up to 50% are possible.

Downloads

For more detailed information on suitable products consult our Siegling Belting – Airports brochure, ref. no. 242 and Siegling Transilon Conveyor and Processing Belts brochure, ref. no. 224 and Siegling Transtex Conveyor Belts brochure, ref. no. 214.

  • 242 EN

    Siegling Belting Airport
    Ref.-No. 242 | Issue 12/17 | PDF | EN | 1,2 MB

  • 224 Product Range EN

    Siegling Transilon Product Range
    Ref.-No. 224 | Issue 02/17 | PDF | EN | 1,4 MB

  • 214 Transtex EN

    Siegling Transtex Product Range
    Ref.-No. 214 | Issue 06/15 | PDF | EN | 554 KB

5. Drag Band Conveyors / Twin Belts

5. Drag Band Conveyors / Twin Belts

Particularly in high-speed areas, items of baggage are conveyed in tubs to make handling easier. These tubs are placed on the outside on two narrow conveyor belts that operate parallel to one another. These drag band conveyor systems achieve speeds of up to 12 m/s.

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Technical Requirements of the Belts

The fast conveying speeds require undersides that operate smoothly and are durable. At the same time, the coating materials and patterns on the top face have to ensure that empty and heavy baggage tubs can be conveyed without slipping. Due to relatively long conveyors and heavy loads, the narrow conveyor belts are subjected to a heavy tensile stress.

Our Solution

Twin- or triple-ply belts with fabric undersides offer a combination of exceptional tensile strength and smooth operation. Coating materials with a high friction coefficient and longitudinal grooves (LG patterns) deliver the required grip. Types with a high grip coating (R coating) have a good track record when particularly good grip is vital.

Features, Functions, Benefits

Our AmpMiser belts are ideal for cutting the friction coefficient on the underside even further and therefore decreasing energy consumption by up to 50%.

Other Information

As the narrow belts are subjected to heavy loads, we recommend making a very long splice (110 x 11.5 mm).

Downloads

For more detailed information on suitable products consult our Siegling Belting – Airports brochure, ref. no. 242 and Siegling Transilon Conveyor and Processing Belts brochure, ref. no. 224 and Siegling Transtex Conveyor Belts brochure, ref. no. 214.

  • 242 EN

    Siegling Belting Airport
    Ref.-No. 242 | Issue 12/17 | PDF | EN | 1,2 MB

  • 224 Product Range EN

    Siegling Transilon Product Range
    Ref.-No. 224 | Issue 02/17 | PDF | EN | 1,4 MB

  • 214 Transtex EN

    Siegling Transtex Product Range
    Ref.-No. 214 | Issue 06/15 | PDF | EN | 554 KB

6. Curved Conveyors

6. Curved Conveyors

Curved conveyors change the direction in which items are moved on the conveyor itself. Common curve angles are 30°, 45°, 60°, 90°, 135° and 180°. They are usually fitted with conical and sometimes cylindrical drive and return drums.

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Technical Requirements of the Belts

The key criterion for curved belts is an even distribution of force in the fabric in all directions (lengthways, crossways and diagonally) to ensure the belt tracks without any creases and bulges. The belt has to be made of exceptionally tear-resistant fabric because in many applications the profiles sewn on to the outside radius have to absorb all the force directed at the middle of the drum, the purpose of which is to center the belt. Belt surfaces with a high friction coefficient are required at fast speeds.

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Our Solution

Thanks to a special tension member fabric, our curved belts guarantee excellent distribution of force within the belt. Belts with C-fabric offer ideal force ratios of 1:1:1 lengthways, crossways and diagonally. Suitable surface patterns are available even for very fast belt speeds.
All belts are cut to size on a CNC cutter and perfectly geared to the shapes of the different conveyors.

Other Information

Even if the splice just shrinks slightly when heated it will impair a curved belt’s tracking capability. Thanks to our longstanding experience in making curved belts, we can compensate for shrinkage when we cut the belt.

Downloads

For more detailed information on suitable products, please consult our Siegling Belting – Airports brochure, ref. no. 242 and the Siegling Conveyor and Processing Belts brochure, ref. no. 224.

  • 242 EN

    Siegling Belting Airport
    Ref.-No. 242 | Issue 12/17 | PDF | EN | 1,2 MB

  • 224 Product Range EN

    Siegling Transilon Product Range
    Ref.-No. 224 | Issue 02/17 | PDF | EN | 1,4 MB

7. Merging and Discharging

7. Merging and Discharging

The sorter lies at the heart of the baggage conveyor. All items of baggage checked in are merged in here and (depending on their destination) also discharged again at defined points. Processes to merge baggage in and discharge it often take place at a 30° or 45° angle to the sorter’s conveying direction. The conveyors either have one single wide conveyor belt (full belt conveyors) or several narrow belts that run in parallel in a set (strip merges).

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Technical Requirements of the Belts

Both designs require the belts to have high friction coefficients on the surfaces in order to ensure baggage is transferred to or taken off the sorter without slipping.

Tight returns are used on full belt conveyors to generate the angle for merging items in or discharging them. Which is why a high level of lengthways flexibility is required from the belts. The coating materials must be able to withstand the temperatures generated by friction and creep.



In the case of strip merges, all belts operating in parallel in a set are stretched with just one tensioning roller. In order to achieve standard tension, compliance with tight length tolerances is a must.

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Our Solution

Forbo Movement Systems supplies belts with low friction fabric undersides and top faces with strong grip for both types of conveying.

Belts with special, very flexible curved belt fabric and polyurethane as the coating material are predestined for use on full belt conveyors.



Belts that run in parallel as a set are custom made for use in strip merges.
We place top priority on precise manufacturing and compliance with the tightest length tolerances and, if required, the position of tracking profiles.

Downloads

For more detailed information on suitable products, please consult our Siegling Belting – Airports brochure, ref. no. 242 and the Siegling Transilon Conveyor and Processing Belts brochure, ref. no. 224.

  • 242 EN

    Siegling Belting Airport
    Ref.-No. 242 | Issue 12/17 | PDF | EN | 1,2 MB

  • 224_DE

    Siegling Transilon Product Range
    Ref.-No. 224 | Issue 02/17 | PDF | EN | 1,4 MB

8. Loading and Unloading Aircraft

8. Loading and Unloading Aircraft

Aircraft are usually loaded and unloaded by using outdoor inclined conveyors. In the process, the belts convey heavy and sharp items of baggage and are constantly subjected to the typical local weather conditions, which can change significantly.

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Technical Requirements of the Belts

Conditions such as rain, snow, hail and ultraviolet rays require the fabrics and coating materials in question to be able to withstand weather conditions. A robust, puncture-proof belt has to be able to absorb the high levels of mechanical stress when items of baggage



are thrown onto it. Inclined conveying requires friction coefficients that are sufficiently high to ensure reliable grip.

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Our Solution

Belts with robust fabrics and weatherproof coating materials ensure conveying is reliable and doesn’t disrupt processes. The most suitable ones are Transtex types from the PHR line that often have rough top (AR) or nonslip coatings.

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Other Information

For more detailed information on suitable products consult our Siegling Belting – Airports brochure, ref. no. 242 and Siegling Transilon Conveyor and Processing Belts brochure, ref. no. 224 and Siegling Transtex Conveyor Belts brochure, ref. no. 214.

  • 242 EN

    Siegling Belting Airport
    Ref.-No. 242 | Issue 12/17 | PDF | EN | 1,2 MB

  • 224 Product Range EN

    Siegling Transilon Product Range
    Ref.-No. 224 | Issue 02/17 | PDF | EN | 1,4 MB

  • 214 Transtex EN

    Siegling Transtex Product Range
    Ref.-No. 214 | Issue 06/15 | PDF | EN | 554 KB

Further Information

Further Information

  • 242 EN

    Airports

  • 238 EN

    Amp Miser™ Energy-Saving Conveyor Belts
    Designed for the European market

  • amp_miser_at_dallas_fort_worth_int_airport.pdf

    Airport Improvement
    „Dallas/Fort Worth Int'l Establishes New Model“

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