Automated Airport Cargo Weighing Station

Automated Airport Cargo Weighing Station

Minebea Intec scales, which the Scale People provide, provide precise weighing solutions for fully automated airport cargo stations.

Minebea Intec scales, which the Scale People provide, provide precise weighing solutions for fully automated airport cargo stations. The New Chengdu Tianfu Airport was put into use in June 2021, featuring a supporting cargo station equipped with floor scales from Minebea Intec for weighing import and export goods. This is the first cargo station equipped with a fully automated guided vehicle, or AGV for short, forklift handling systems. Read on to learn more about automated airport cargo weighing!

Key Facts

The original airport in Chengdu has a small capacity. The construction of a new airport has started to meet the demanding passenger and cargo throughput in the southwestern China region. Its builder, Kunming Shipbuilding Group, uses Minebea Intec as their weighing solution provider for its cargo stations.

Applications and Products Used

Tianfu Airport uses a large total of 54 scales, from capacities of around ten to thirty tons, to weigh imported and exported goods at different places like a cargo station, customs supervision warehouse, transfer centers, and inspection centers. Products used are weighing indicators X3 and Maxxis 5, Digital Load Cell PR 6224, and cable junction box PR 6024/685.

Benefits for the Customers

Compression load cells for reliable and precise weighing results is one customer benefit. Digital load cells that facilitate installation and maintenance and customized weighing platforms, which could quickly be inspected in a limited space, benefit each customer.

Project Goal and Its Implementation

The Chengdu Tianfu airport aimed to use the world’s most advanced technology within its cargo logistics system. Therefore, they started a cooperation with the Kumming Shipbuilding group as freight logistics coordinators and went with Minebea Intec as a provider for the matching weighing solutions. Unmanned forklifts are used to complete the goods receipt, weighing, shelf and ground storage, and delivery in the standard parts area. Minebea Intec constructed weighing platforms for these tasks with a digital load cell PR 6224, a weighing solution used for vehicle weighing that reaches stability quite quickly, ensuring shorter weighing times. These load cells provide high accuracy with a minimum load cell verification as high as 14,000.

To learn more about these unique methods for airport cargo weighing, call the Scale People today!


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