MIA to hosts tour of new automated baggage screening system

posted on 11th October 2019 by Eddie Saunders
MIA to hosts tour of new automated baggage screening system

On October 15 Miami-Dade County and Transportation Security Administration (TSA) officials will host a press conference and tour of Miami International Airport’s new state-of-the-art baggage handling system for its Central and South Terminal facilities.

The new $324-million system, partially funded by a $101.2-million grant from the TSA, doubles the speed and efficiency of baggage screening and delivery for flights in concourses E, F, G, H and J, while also reducing the risk of injury for TSA officers.

In addition to nearly nine miles of conveyor belt and 12 of the latest explosives detection system machines, the upgraded system features 102 mobile inspection tables (MIT) – currently the largest airport installation of automated guided vehicle (AGV) technology in the world.

The MITs autonomously receive bags that require additional screening and deliver them via a guided floor track to 52 TSA inspection stations, eliminating lifting and pulling by TSA officers, improving tracking accuracy, reducing noise pollution, and increasing the overall speed of the bag screening process.