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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport

Anchorage, AK

  • 4
    Cognex ATRs
  • 2
  • 98%


Recapitalization Project for Terminal C

ControlTouch Systems was contracted to work alongside Logan to more intelligently reorganize Terminal C, at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport. The six original CTX 9000 EDSs were replaced with four CTX 9800 esi EDSs. Queues and Variable Frequency Drives (VFD) were also added to maximize these new machines throughput.

As well as the updated EDSs, the Checked Baggage Inspection System (CBIS) also gained a new MUXV2, OST Stations, and PTRIs for support. To ensure an especially streamlines and safe system, the Checked Baggage Resoltuion Area (CBRA) was reconfigured to include an 11-inspection-station alarm line, a single clear line merging with the existing CL2 Line, a 2-inspection station out-of-gauge-line, and a reinsertion line.

In order to improve the read rates of baggage tags to 98% accuracy, four new Cognex combination Automatic Tag Readers (ATR) and two Baggage Measurement Arrays (BMA) replaced the existing system.

Benefits of the Recapitalization

  • Maximized throughput with integrated CTX 9800 esi EDSs
  • Improved read-rate accuracy
  • Up-to-date TSA compliant

Terminal C Upgrade

Due to the update of the TSA’s Planning Guidelines and Design Standards for Checked Baggage Handling Inspection System, ControlTouch provided controls engineering support and equipment to ensure the existing Checked Baggage Resolution Area (CBRA) was complicit. This involved replacing the BIT and BRP stations with a unified Baggage Status Display (BSD) running new software. The Lower Level Subsystem was also updated, changing the PLC code to incorporate control features for the Alarm Line Queuing.