Nerak is a world-leading specialist in fully automated vertical conveying of loose baggage and baggage-in trays in standard (IG) and oversize (OOG). Whenever airport baggage handling systems operate between several levels, Nerak Continuous Vertical Conveyor (CVCD) as well as Reciprocating Lifts (RL) are the space saving solution for high capacity transport of loose baggage and trays between the different levels.

Installation of Nerak vertical conveying equipment might be right after check in on each counter with reciprocating lifts, or at the end of a check in collector belt with high capacity continuous vertical conveyor.

Airport vertical conveyors

S-shaped or C-shaped continuous airport vertical conveyors save up to 85 % of valuable space versus traditional inclining conveyor or spiral lifts. This free space may be used for additional process equipment. CVC allow more flexibility in designing a baggage handling system, because baggage handling systems can be more easily adjusted to existing building restrictions.

Nerak Rubber Block Chains (RBC) with internal, pre-stressed steel cables as the load carrying member provide multiple advantages for integrator as well as for end user:

  • The conveyor system’s footprint is 15% of traditional incline belts, freeing up space for further capacity
  • CVC systems operate without conveyor belts, eliminating the need to store large and expensive spares. The cost of owning your conveyor system is significantly reduced
  • The system requires very little maintenance, due to easy external access
  • The convey chains are rubber blocks, requiring no greasing
  • Operation is quieter, with the rubber block chains absorbing most of the conveyor’s running noise
  • Regular chain tensioning is not required, as the rubber blocks contain pre-stress durable steel cables, withstanding heavy loads and the continuous running of the system.

Vertical baggage conveyors

Nerak’s CVC vertical baggage conveyors are manufactured for the high volume movement of loose baggage between multiple levels. Available up to 40m in height, the equipment can process an impressive 1,400 items per hour.

Specially designed with built-in cladding, Nerak’s systems ensure the seamless transfer of luggage between different sections of your baggage handling system. The cladding prevents external baggage items, such as handles, labels and straps catching on the conveyor and causing disruption. This also eliminates the chance of luggage being lost at vertical conveyor sections.

Because of their continuous and controlled motion, Nerak vertical baggage conveyors benefit from excellent energy efficiency. Reduced power usage delivers lower operational expenses.

Reciprocating baggage lifts

Vertical baggage transport between more than 2 levels or for lower capacity requirements can be done with Nerak lift PH411. A belt conveyor sized to the local requirements is attached to a carrier structure. This structure with the belt conveyor runs on two centred post. Avoiding bending moments into the carrier structure as well as clearly reducing wear on the guiding wheels, this new lift version reduces operating costs and power consumption.

Reciprocating Baggage Lifts by Nerak use rubber block chains (RBC) to ensure grease free and noise reduced operation. An optional electronic positioning system guaranties exact positioning in every level, despite of the actual load.

A fully integrated frame made of steel square tube brings stability up to 40 m height. Cladding with perforated metal sheet on full height provides an integrated enclosure to avoid the need of an external fence around the lift and the extra need of valuable space.

Vertical baggage tray conveyor

The CVC is designed for high capacity transportation of baggage trays between 2 levels, on a small footprint. It can be built with heights up to 40m. Capacity can be up to 1,200 trays per hour.

The vertical baggage tray conveyor operates is energy efficient with a single, comparable small motor reducer. This assures little power consumption and therefore little operational costs. Connection to the power supply is fast and easy. The CVC has only a few light sensors that usually are controlled by the system PLC, so separate PLC is not necessary.

Installation and service

Nerak provides assembling and installation support with well experienced supervisor. Professional work on site includes supervising of unloading and unpacking, correct assembling and installation based on Nerak installation manual, test run and training for operator and maintenance personal.

Annual service contracts ensure long time operation on high availability and reduced downtime. Reduced total costs of ownership lead to highest customer satisfaction.

Spare parts service

Professional supply of spare parts from stock or custom made to order will make the system up and running again in shortest possible time. And let the responsible persons for maintenance and repair have long uninterrupted sleep nights.

Nerak is a family owned and globally operating company based in North Germany. More than 25 years of experience in vertical transport of virtually all possible materials make Nerak a leading supplier of vertical transport equipment for a brought range of markets. Sister operations in UK, USA, Scandinavia and China insure local support in major regions and cost effective production.