Horizontal claim conveyor


The horizontal friction drive claim conveyor provides an endless horizontal conveying surface, enabling it to serve three primary functions within the baggage handling environment:

  • Baggage Reclaim
    Predominantly located in the passenger claim area which is clad in stainless steel with non passenger areas clad in either galvanised steel or painted mild steel.
  • Flight Make-Up
    Usually located within the baggage hall and supplied as an integral part of a Departures or Transfer bag handling system. The conveyor is usually finished in galvanised or painted mild steel for this applictaion.
  • Sortation Loop
    A high speed variant is used in conjunction with pushers or camsorters to give a re-circulating sorter outputting to chutes or conveyors.

The Model 788 Claim Conveyor is designed for ease installation and maintainance. Standard modular sections used to complete a claim conveyor circuit made up of any number of standard curves, straights, and drive sections.

The Model 788 claim conveyor has been designed to provide sidewalls and kick strips on both the inside and / or outside edges of the circuit and at specific points or along the full length of the circuit. An infill can also be provided in the centre of the claim conveyor no matter what the shape of the carousel circuit.


  • Friction Drive
  • Inverter Controlled Drive
  • Speed
  • Lube for Life Chain Wheels
  • High Product Load Capacity
  • Single or Multiple Drive Units
  • Wheeled slat supports
  • Multiple Bed Finishes in one Circuit
  • Design Flexibility
  • Modular Design

Application Benefits

  • Simple drive providing high reliability with mimimum maintenance
  • Produces soft start up, reducing wear to mechanical components
  • Typically 27 m/min to suit reclaim and make-up activities
  • Reduces maintenance costs and requirements
  • Performance of claim conveyor not sacrificed when baggage is «double stacked». Dynamic capacity up to 100 Kg/m
  • Increases the maximum length of claim conveyor circuit
  • Urethane tyred wheels with precision bearings ensures smooth, quiet operation
  • Enables claim conveyors that cross both «land» and «air» sides to have different finishes
  • Accommodate variations in circuit shape, building restraints etc.
  • Facilitates installation and any subsequent modifications

Design Options

Operating height

Slat Width

Drive Sizes


Sidewall Height

Slat Type

Centre Infill

Material Finish

Standard Variations

450 nom. Claim,
650 nom. Make-Up

1030 mm

2.2 kW

Variable throughout

Zero, 300 mm

Rubber Fire retardant to ISO 340

Stainless steel or carpet type

Painted mild steel, galvanised steel or stainless steel clad

General Description

Circuit Assembly
The horizontal claim conveyor is assembled into a continuous loop built up using three types of section. The main components are straight beds, horizontal curves, and drive section. A non-standard make-up bed is available for completing the circuit. The straight beds are a standard 3 m in length; horizontal curves have a centre line radius of 1150 mm and are supplied to a maximum angle of 90°. Drive sections are fitted into a straight bed, usually at the end of a heavily loaded straight section. Standard conveyor height is either 450 mm or 650 mm, depending upon application. A single drive unit has sufficient capability to drive a claim conveyor with a chain length typically 50 to 75 mtrs, depending upon loading required; above this, additional drive units are added.

Bed Section
The track support fabrication is manufactured from rolled steel and press formed members, and is utilised to support the central chain in addition to the shrouds sidewalls support angles, back plates etc. Supports are typically fitted every 1.5 mtrs.

Tow chain links are made of cast aluminium. Each link is provided with a take-up mechanism, which is used for adjusting the length of the whole closed chain loop. A wheel with a quiet running polyurethane tyre is fitted on each chain link providing side guidance.

Slat and Slat Assembly
Synthetic Rubber slats are 1030 mm long and 8 mm thick. Slats are secured to the formed slat support channels utilising quarter turn fixings for ease of maintenance and replacement. Pressed steel slat carriers are mounted to each chain link at 250 mm pitch.

Friction Drive
The friction drive uses a set of elastically applied pinch rollers which transfer friction force via a driven ribbed belt to the tow chain. Slat carriers fitted with rubber slats are connected to each link, thus moving all slats around the circuit.

The carousel is controlled with a frequency inverter to ensure the equipment gives a smooth start even when fully loaded.

Horizontal claim conveyor

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