WIELAND SUPPLIES POWER BUS SYSTEM FOR NEW BEIJING DAXING AIRPORT IN CHINA
POWER SUPPLY FOR THE BAGGAGE SORTING SYSTEM AT THE NEW AIRPORT IS BEING DISTRIBUTED DECENTRALIZED BY USING WIELAND'S PODIS® FLAT CABLE SYSTEM
About 50 kilometers south of Beijing’s center, the Beijing Daxing International Airport is currently in construction, which is set to be completed in its first phase this fall with a capacity of 45 million passengers a year. After the completion of the final construction phase, the airport will have eight runways and the ability to accommodate up to 130 million passengers. With such a large number of travelers, the demands on the baggage sorting operation will be high. Its automation is in the hands of Civil Aviation Logistics Technology (CALTCO), a subsidiary of the Civil Aviation Group. The Chinese equipment supplier is keen to implement a solution for distributing energy to the baggage sorting system that is as easy as possible to install and requires little maintenance, and that is why it opted for the podis® power bus system from Wieland Electric.
With its long-standing experience and numerous international references in airport logistics, Wieland was again able to convince those responsible for this particular project of the advantages of the flat cable system. With the decentralized approach, the electrical supply is easy, quick, and safe to install in a highly structured manner, which is especially suited to expansive systems. About 31 kilometers of podis® 7G4 flat cable, 750 distribution modules, and 5,700 connection modules will be installed in the baggage sorting system at Beijing Daxing Airport. Compared to conventional plumbing and wiring systems, Wieland’s modular power bus system enables not only flexible cabling but also extremely short installation and commissioning times with time savings of 70 percent and cost savings of 30 percent. This is thanks to the industrially prefabricated and tested components, which are simply plugged together on-site.
Furthermore, the podis® power bus also renders the operation of systems almost maintenance-free. Connection is established using insulation-piercing contacts. Once installed, this type of connection is maintenance-free for the entire life of the system. Due to the system concept, taps can be positioned without making any mistakes, removing the need for further checks. In addition to the considerable savings during installation, this also means further savings on labor, time, and costs. Thanks to its international certifications, the flat cable system is ideal for use worldwide and meets all the requirements here in terms of product and assembly approvals.