Express companies are being faced with increasing demands on their screening processes, which can often differ (depending on the country). Screening is generally performed for two reasons:
  • security – to check for dangerous goods such as explosives
  • customs inspection – to check for illegal goods going into a country or whether the correct taxes have been paid.
Vanderlande has extensive working knowledge of the rules and regulations of different organisations, for example IATA, TSA and the EU. This is utilised when integrating and obtaining total design approval for the entire screening process.
Screening machines
The company has vast experience in integrating screening machines from all major suppliers. Solutions can vary from conventional manually operated machines to high-capacity, fully automated configurations and different standards of screening. A continuous flow requires appropriate item handling, gapping, tracking and corresponding interfacing.
Handling of cleared and uncleared volume
It is not enough to ensure the correct functionality of the screening machines. It is also important to guarantee the reliable handling of cleared and uncleared volume in the rest of the system. One of the solutions is to have a direct discharge of suspect items. In various situations, however, it is more beneficial to have a three-step clearing process.
Workstation design
Workstations can be integrated to handle the various functions, such as brokerage hold, COD, holding areas and canine inspection. A good example of Vanderlande’s solutions is in its operation for DHL Leipzig, where a pick-to-light application guides the operators to the parcels that are allowed to return to the system.