It’s almost that time of the year again: More people will be traveling during the busy holiday season that starts with Thanksgiving and continues until the start of the new year in 2014. According to AAA, earlier this month, Labor Day holiday air travel increased to its highest point since the recession. This upward trend is expected to continue through the Thanksgiving and Christmas seasons, so all travel-related industries need to be prepared for lots of activity in the coming months.
The baggage handling industry is one of the industries directly affected by increased travel. Literally, there’s a lot of mileage covered, and a lot of work that goes into getting a passenger’s bags from their departure point to their final destination.
For example, the baggage handling system at Denver International Airport has more than 5 miles of conveyors and 19 miles of DCV track to move baggage throughout the airport. Success depends on several systems and operations working effectively and moving things along without a hitch. Ultimately, it’s the quality and reliability of the components of these types of material handling systems that ultimately drive success in the baggage handling industry, and in any industry that relies on high performance.
We’re already known in the agriculture and automotive industries for quality performance bearings. Now, PEER Bearing Company has introduced a new product line specifically designed for baggage handling and other material handling industries. We offer 2-bolt, 3-bolt, 4-bolt, and take-up housings with industry matching dimensions that are approved by baggage handling design consultants and integrators. Plus, we’ve consulted with an independent bearing engineering firm for a source qualification inspection, comparing the quality of workmanship and manufacturing capabilities of PEER with our competitors. PEER has been shown to have the highest quality ratings, resulting in the lowest vibration and noise levels in the industry.
Whether it’s a baggage handling system or other material handling system, our bearings can improve the value of the system while keeping things moving along smoothly, from departure to final destination. Please contact us directly for more information and to learn how we can help you prepare for one of the busiest times of the year.