NEW IDEAS IN CARGO AND BAGGAGE HANDLING

A new design is described for an automatic sortation subsystem (installed at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport) in which packages are carried in V-shaped trays split down the middle so that one wing operates independently of the other. The system handles packages of any size and shape up to 100 pounds at a rate of 40 articles per minute. A vertical conveyor is also described which will transport (up or down) a wide mixture of items and packaging configurations. The system which requires only 6 ft. x 4 ft. floor space, has a lift which operates at a constant speed of 90 fpm and has a maximum drive requirement of 3.5 h.p.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Lakewood Publications

    731 Hennepin
    Minneapolis, MN  USA  55403
  • Publication Date: 1975-11

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  • Accession Number: 00155590
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Federal Aviation Administration
  • Files: TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM