Daifuku North America Blog

The British-Irish Airports EXPO

Posted by Ken Hamel on 5/27/16 9:00 AM


The British-Irish Airports EXPO, June 8-9 is a free-to-attend celebration of the sophistication and success of the British and Irish airport networks, hosted by Birmingham Airport. In addition to the biggest EXPO of its kind in the region, the event will include a conference, a Gala Party and guided-tours of Birmingham Airport’s facilities. 

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Topics: Airport,, Daifuku Airport Technologies

What is a “Cobot”?

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 5/2/16 10:32 AM

A cobot is also known as a collaborative robot that works side by side with a human being helping with any sort of task from washing dishes to assembly (source).  We recently announced our new Mobile Inspection Table (MIT) for Checked Baggage Resolution Areas (CBRAs) in airports where the MIT automatically delivers luggage that needs to be inspected by the Transportation Security Officer (TSO) right to the individual TSO stations.

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Topics: Automatic Guided Carts, Airport,, AGC

New Innovations at Passenger Terminal Expo

Posted by Chelsie Spencer on 3/7/16 3:08 PM

Passenger Terminal Expo & Conference will be in Cologne, Germany March 15-17 - if you’ve never been it should be on your expo list for the future! We will be showcasing new innovations at our booth #3070, we’ll also be exhibiting as Daifuku Airport Technologies! We’ve combined our global airport companies under a single group bringing together our global presence, vast product and operational knowledge and years of experience. Visit our new website http://www.DaifukuATec.com to learn more about our global airport companies including BCS Group, Daifuku Logan, Elite Line Services (ELS), Jervis B. Webb Company and Logan Teleflex.

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Topics: Airport,, Passenger Terminal Expo, Daifuku Airport Technologies

ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium

Posted by Todd Alderman on 2/2/16 11:31 AM

Something new is coming! We will be introducing our revolutionary automated Mobile Inspection Table (MIT) at the ACC/AAAE Airport Planning, Design and Construction Symposium in Salt Lake City, Utah next month.

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Topics: Automated Systems, Baggage Handling System, Airport,

Introducing the Next Big Thing in Baggage Handling – Mobile Inspection Table

Posted by Todd Alderman on 12/8/15 4:32 PM

We have been working hard revolutionizing the way luggage is handled at airports. Our most recent accomplishment is improving ergonomics, throughput and efficiency in the TSA Checked Baggage Resolution Area (CBRA)! We’ve been able to develop what we call the Mobile Inspection Table (MIT). This new product utilizes SmartCart® AGC technology in a brand new way.

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Topics: Airport,

Your Luggage: From Check-In to Destination

Posted by Todd Alderman on 9/1/15 11:30 AM

Ever wonder where your luggage goes after you check in at the airport? Your luggage is sent on a journey through miles and miles of conveyor before it even reaches your plane. One of your bag’s first stops is through 3D scanners where the scanner takes images to make sure your luggage is safe to travel. Based on the destination tag your bag is automatically sorted and delivered to the airline personnel by flight for loading onto the airplane.

Delta Air Lines highlights our baggage handling conveyors in one of their most popular YouTube videos.

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Topics: Baggage Handling System, Airport,, Elite Line Services,, Jervis B. Webb, Logan Teleflex

Elite Line Services (ELS) Hires Our Heroes

Posted by Mike Conner on 6/10/15 2:19 PM

Each year, nearly 360,000 service members leave the U.S. military, and about one million are expected to leave over the next few years. These brave veterans need and deserve high-quality jobs. Elite Line Services (ELS) is proud to be one of many companies committed to hiring our heroes.


Over the past few years, ELS has increased the number of veterans it has hired by nearly 20%.

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Topics: careers, Airport,, Elite Line Services,, Veterans

Elite Line Services Keeping Passengers Moving for the Super Bowl

Posted by Chelsie Preston on 1/30/15 5:04 PM

With the Super Bowl taking place in Phoenix, Arizona, our Elite Line Services (ELS) maintenance team at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) has been busy making sure everything is running properly throughout the airport. Sky Harbor serves more than 100,000 passenger with more than 1,200 flights per day on an average day. Monday Feb. 2nd at least 180,000 passengers are expected and will make it the busiest day ever for PHX! Our team provides a rare combination of quality, experience and value throughout the airport.

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Topics: Airport,, Elite Line Services,, airport maintenance,, , airport services,

10 Holiday Tips for Checked Bags

Posted by Jim Osborn on 12/10/14 4:44 PM

On an average day, TSA screens nearly 1.8 million travelers at 450 U.S. airports, including 3 million carry-on bags and 1.2 million checked bags. These numbers will significantly increase during the upcoming holidays! Get your luggage and gifts to their destinations on time!


Top ten luggage survival tips for holiday travelers:

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Topics: Baggage Handling System, Airport,