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Baggage Handling Lifts for TSA

The Transportation Security Administration needed a more ergonomic way to move and inspect the tens of thousands of bag they must handle everyday and they came to American Warehouse Systems for a solution. 

 The bags generally come to the inspection area on belt conveyor that is typically 18″ from the ground and must be lifted and moved to an inspection table manually.  With the help of one of our premium manufacturers we were able to design a powered lift cart that eliminates not only the need of the TSA personnel to lift the bags but we have also eliminated the inspection table.  Now the agent simply moves the powered lift into place, slides the baggage onto the stainless steel surface moves away, raises the powered lift and inspects the bag.  After the inspection the process is reversed and the bag is on it’s way to the cargo hold.

These ergonomic carts are a real back saver for the TSA agents.  Reported injuries due to baggage handling has been dramatically reduced in airports where our carts are in operation.  TSA is very happy with our ergonomic solution.  American Warehouse Systems has already sold hundreds of lifts to the agency and more contracts are already in the works.  For more information on our baggage handling carts please contact us at

Posted by on October 13th, 2010 :: Filed under: Blog,Material Handling