Airline Industry Update

BCS Group - Airport Baggage Handling Systems

BCS Airport Systems are the baggage handling systems (BHS) specialists within BCS Group. Airport Systems specialise in the development, design, manufacture, installation and servicing of a broad range of innovative, state of the art baggage handling systems and components suitable for small regional ports right through to large International Airports handling 20-30 million passengers per year. BCS are world leaders in Hold Bag Screening (HBS) security systems and integration as well as developers of our revolutionary 3D Virtual Airport simulation and emulation software package that is used for the development and testing of client BHS systems. We have also developed and been involved in the delivery of Air New Zealand’s revolutionary bag drop solution and, as such, are at the forefront of self-service trends related to baggage and the check-in process.

Engineering, controls design and field support capabilities are all contained entirely within Airport Systems. We have developed an experienced, self sufficient capability to handle large, complex projects from concept development and simulation through fabrication, system installation, commissioning followed by operation & maintenance.

Airport Systems core expertise can be summarised as:

  • Turnkey baggage handling systems
  • Baggage handling components (conveyors, check-ins, carousels, etc)
  • System design, simulation services and consulting
  • Automation control systems design and integration
  • IT software and high level controls design development and deployment
  • Operations and maintenanceM
  • Complete bag drop solutions for end to end self service
Baggage handling system conveyors & carousels

BCS produces a complete range of baggage handling system conveyor products.

Our state-of-the-art conveyors, manufactured to exacting specifications in our Australian and Asian plants, are exported to airports all around the world. All landside conveyors and systems (those seen and used by passengers) are attractive, with user-friendly features.

All of our safe, reliable, and easy maintenance conveyors combine the cost-effectiveness of standardised design with customisation to suit client requirements.

BCS's range of conveyor products includes:

  • Check-in conveyors
  • Collector conveyors
  • General transport conveyors
  • Merge conveyors
  • Metering conveyors

BCS also produce a range of reliable and robust carousels with either caterpillar or friction drives.

Automation & control services

BCS Airport Systems is recognised as an industry leader within the global BHS services sectors for its automation control system development, programming, design skills, and methodologies. BCS originated as a controls specialist company. BCS software expertise ranges across all major PLC systems, and has extended to cover the Safedock Visual Docking Guidance Systems manufactured by Safegate, the leading supplier of such systems worldwide.

Core technical expertise:

  • Consultancy
  • Electrical & low level controls design
  • PLC code & SCADA development using all major products
  • Hold bag screening integration and sortation systems
  • Airflow Gen 5 high level controls (HLC)
  • Drawings, documentation and comprehensive operator training
  • Commissioning
  • Operations and maintenance
Bag drop solutions

BCS launched its prototype system at the major Australian Airport show in Sydney at the end of 2009 with the theme of “Easy as 1, 2 and 3”. Building on its successful involvement with the launch of Air NZ’s highly innovative bag drop system at the beginning of 2009, BCS has developed an end to end solution for providing airports or airlines an integrated product from kiosk and airline departure control integration through to the bag drop hardware suitable for different types of operating and regulatory environments which enables an easy to use self service bag drop in either dedicated or common user configurations.

Contact Details
BCS Group
Unit F
7 Orbit DriveAlbany
North Shore City
New Zealand
Contact: Mr Marc Michel
Tel.: +64 9 414 1350 x 313
Fax: +64 9 414 1355
Email: [email protected]