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General Mitchell International Airport Checks In Baggage Handling System

October 28, 2015
Olivia Martin

Baggage Handling Improvements at General Mitchell International Airport Facilitated by
Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA)


Providing a safe, secure environment for customers has always been a priority at Milwaukee's General Mitchell International Airport (MKE). In 2010, MKE had seven explosives detection system machines located in the Ticketing area, but these devices were inconvenient for passengers and took up precious floor space near airline ticket counters.

The machines at MKE carried a large footprint, were inefficient and hampered passenger flow in the Ticketing the lobby of the medium-hub airport. The seven older models were replaced with four new L-3 explosives detection machines located out of public view in a new in-line baggage screening facility. They were added to an innovative conveyor system, spanning over 3,100 feet in the newly-designed 24,000 square-foot facility.

Sumitomo Machinery Corporation of America (SMA) enhanced the conveyor system with efficient, low-noise gearboxes and reducers. SMA-in conjunction with MKE's partners-was part of the solution that saved $4 million on the project, coming in well under budget and on-time.

Our in-feed product range includes: BBB5 Bevel Buddybox®, CYCLO® 6000, Hyponic®, Helical Shaft Mount, and HBB Helical Buddybox®, providing quality, cost-effective drive components to meet the airport's needs.

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