Jervis B. Webb Rolls Out Mobile Inspection Table For Baggage Checks

FARMINGTON HILLS — Jervis B. Webb Co., the Farmington Hills-based materials handling technology developer, announced an automated Mobile Inspection Table (MIT), intended to improve the efficiency and ergonomics in the TSA Checked Baggage Resolution Area (CBRA) in airports.

The table uses Webb’s SmartCart automatic guided cart technology, allowing a bag to be delivered directly to a TSA agent, eliminating any lifting, twisting, or turning. The bag is searched directly on the MIT’s stainless steel surface and routed automatically back to the appropriate conveyor system after inspection.

The company said the new table provides many benefits over traditional conveyor based CBRA systems, including improved ergonomics, flexibility, productivity, room accessibility, noise reduction, and space reduction. Energy usage is reduced by 68 percent compared to traditional conveyor operations.

“The new CBRA design and operations represents one of the ultimate advancements since the conception of CBRA rooms,” said Webb president Rob Schmit. “We are proud of our dedicated engineers who continue to deliver innovative systems that improve airport operations and the overall travel experience for passengers.

Jervis B. Webb will be among the exhibitors at the 15th Annual Aviation Security Summit Dec. 9-10 in Arlington, Va.

Jervis B. Webb is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Co., a unit of the Japanese manufacturer. Webb develops and manufacturers automatic guided vehicles, automated storage and retrieval systems, conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, and cleanroom systems, and provides airport maintenance services. Daifuku North America consists of Daifuku America Corp., Jervis B. Webb Co., Elite Line Services, Logan Teleflex Inc., and Wynright Corp. Daifuku North America specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food and beverage, bulk, warehousing, and manufacturing industries.

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