Using IIoT for predictive maintenance isn’t a panacea

The ability to perform predictive maintenance is one of the most often mentioned advantages of industrial internet of things (IIoT) implementations. IIoT systems are not typically implemented primarily as an aid for predictive maintenance – rather, the initial motivation for the deployment of these systems is in order to achieve greater control over production, manufacturing,…

Optimizing the Passenger Journey (in the era of coronavirus)

Swanson Rink Whitepaper Steve Bennett, PE, Senior Vice President Any frequent traveler will tell you that air travel has always had its challenges, and now the risks associated from outdated technologies are intensified by COVID-19. From the airport’s perspective, implementing efficiency upgrades to improve the passenger journey will prove even more challenging because the pressure…

Passenger Load, COVID-19 Update

Vanderlande Whitepaper Passenger Load, COVID-19 Update In November 2019, we released a white paper on the impact of passenger load on baggage handling systems (BHS). At the time of release, year over year passenger growth was expected with no signs of slowing down anytime soon. However, in less than 4 months, a completely different scenario…