Fives’ cross-belt sorter for baggage handling, the GENI-belt™ BH, awarded the Engineered Sustainability® brand
For two years running, the R&D and the sales teams have been joining forces with the Group’s Innovation department to conduct eco-design studies on the GENI-belt™ BH.
The design of this upgraded version of this cross-belt sorter is the result of an environmental analysis of the product to quantify its performance and assess its market position in the highly competitive airport segment.
The eco-design project highlighted that the GENI-belt™ BH
- consumes -23% energy than the former version, mainly thanks to the improved friction drive system;
- allows up to -10% electrical consumption (when compared with current solutions on the market) thanks to its flexible eco-mode.
Other improvements to foster the environmental performance of the installation have been made
- the new aluminum rails are 25% lighter
- 92% of materials are recyclable
The new and revamped components combine energy efficiency, a safety and healthy work environment for operators, as well as an extended sorter’s lifetime.