Following success of bag-drop units and screens at Singapore’s Changi Airport, Adelaide’s Sage Automation has seen success penetrating other global aviation markets.
The company was approached by ICM Airport Technics, an Amadeus company, to identify improvements to the self-service bag drop solutions in provides for airports and airlines all over the world.
The units are fitted with control panels which have to be configured for individual airport systems, and have to maintain a high standard of performance for travellers.
SAGE Automation reviewed the units design and manufacturing processes and manufactured an initial 150 bag-drop units for Singapore’s Changi Airport.
ICM Airports Technis manufacturing manager Mark Adam said: “Since engaging SAGE Automation to manufacture control panels for our Auto Bag Drop Units, product quality and project support has been exceptional.
“Together we’ve been able to consistently deliver on time, and the collaboration between our teams ensures the best outcome for our clients.”
Sage have now delivered more than 414 completed panels with up to four staff involved in ongoing manufacture for ICM.
As each airport is different, with varying sensors and control philosophies, ICM and Sage modify their base package CAD drawings with individual airport changes stored for future use.
After manufacture, the panels are tested in a simulated workplace environment, speeding onsite commissioning.
Sage manufactured panels are now seen at airports in Australia, Japan, China, Singapore, America, Canada, UAE and Germany.
Picture: Sage Automation
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