Dec 7, 2015

Jervis B. Webb Company Announces Revolutionary Mobile Inspection Table for TSA Checked Baggage Resolution Area

Farmington Hills, Mich.  (December 7, 2015)

—Jervis B. Webb Company - a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company and a leading provider of airport baggage handling systems – announced today, a first of its kind, automated Mobile Inspection Table (MIT) improving the efficiency and ergonomics in the TSA Checked Baggage Resolution Area (CBRA).

The innovative MIT utilizes the SmartCart® Automatic Guided Cart (AGC) technology, providing a customized solution for optimal flexibility and improved workspace conditions. SmartCart AGCs are a quiet, safe, and scalable approach to the CBRA room. The ground-breaking MIT SmartCart AGC offers a “goods to person” ergonomics approach. The MIT delivers the bag directly to the 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 MIT provides many benefits over traditional conveyor based CBRAs including, improved ergonomics, flexibility, productivity, room accessibility, noise reduction, and space reduction. Energy usage is reduced by 68% compared to traditional conveyor operations by utilizing the MIT.

“The impact of the MIT in CBRA rooms is a first of its kind. The new CBRA design and operations represents one of the ultimate advancements since the conception of CBRA rooms” said Rob Schmit, President of Jervis B. Webb Company. “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 Company will be exhibiting at the 15th Annual AAAE/TSA/DHA Aviation Security Summit December 9-10 in Arlington, VA.

About Jervis B. Webb Company

Jervis B. Webb Company is a subsidiary of Daifuku North America Holding Company, which is a leading developer of innovative material handling technology such as Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs), Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems (AS/RS), conveyors, baggage handling systems, bulk handling systems, cleanroom systems, and airport maintenance services. Daifuku North America consists of Daifuku America Corporation, Jervis B. Webb Company, Elite Line Services , Logan Teleflex, Inc., and Wynright Corporation.   Daifuku North America specializes in the design, engineering, manufacturing, installation, and service of integrated systems used in the automotive, airport, semiconductor, LCD equipment, food/beverage, bulk, warehousing, and manufacturing industries. Daifuku North America is headquartered in Farmington Hills, Mich., with manufacturing locations throughout North America. Daifuku provides baggage handling systems and service at hundreds of global installations.  The airport group consists of Jervis B. Webb Company, BCS Group , Daifuku Logan, Logan Teleflex and Elite Line Services (ELS).

SmartCart® is a registered trademark of the Jervis B. Webb Company.