Lifting baggage at airport terminal

Airports and Ports

Ergonomic vacuum lifting solutions reduce the high number of work-related injuries associated with the manual handling of baggage in airports and ports.

Arrival and departure

TAWI’s vacuum lifting technology can help reduce manual handling when loading or unloading baggage to and from AKEs or open carts. The vacuum lifter is ergonomically designed and flexible, reducing the need for two people to unload, providing user-friendly functionality while offering a versatile way of handling goods of any size, shape or weight.

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Lifting baggage at airport terminal
Moving, loading and unloading baggage

Airports handle a vast amount of items every day, and these tasks are often carried out manually, putting strain on the body, which can cause injury and lead to repetitive stress and days off work. Using a TAWI vacuum lifting system designed for airports and baggage handling can eliminate manual handling, and speed up the loading and unloading process, increasing productivity, efficiency and employee welfare.

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Man lifting luggage up from luggage band in airport.
Handling baggage selected for screening

TAWI’s vacuum lifting solutions allow for the fast and efficient handling of baggage that needs to be lifted and moved from an incoming conveyor to an inspection station, providing an easier automotive process than being moved manually which slows down the process and can result in injuries and decreased productivity. TAWI offers customised lifting solutions for airports with CBRA rooms as they are often unique to the individual airport.



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Lifting baggage with handheld vacuum lifter
Air cargo handling

Moving cargo between pallets and containers.

TAWI’s vacuum lifting technology makes easy work of moving cargo between pallets and containers. Our high-frequency vacuum lifters can we easily attached to our range of crane systems. The jib arm or bridge crane suspends the lift tube and is available in different lengths and capacities. The one-handed grip has a user-friendly joystick handle for ease of use. Using vacuum lifting technology in an airport environment effectively makes your business more productive and profitable and reduces employee injury from the manual handling of heavy goods such as suitcases.

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The ultimate ergonomic baggage handling for airports and cruise terminals

Our ergonomic vacuum bag handling solutions have reduced the high number of injuries associated with manual baggage handling. Today, over 650 TAWI baggage vacuum lift units in more than 65 airports are installed worldwide, boasting thousands of satisfied baggage handlers who work with the equipment daily.

Isn’t it time to take control of the baggage?

Our TAWI vacuum lifting solutions are an innovative way to take control of baggage handling. Users’ benefits include reduced work-related injuries, such as lower shoulder and back pain from lifting, improved working environment and increased efficiency.

Flexible baggage handling solutions for any environment

The flexibility of the TAWI products means that we can overcome many physical constraints in any cruise terminal – or airport baggage hall. Whether retrofitting into an existing terminal or planning for a new building, we can offer easy-lifting solutions that will adapt to the current or required infrastructure. We take responsibility for the design, ensure we understand the customer’s processes and work closely with integrators and architects.

The earlier we become involved with the baggage handling system in an airport development project, the better the outcome.

TAWI’s design engineers develop lifting devices in collaboration with customers, integrators and architects, whether these lift assist systems are retrofitted or specified into a baggage system from the outset. We use 3D design packages such as SOLID WORKS, NAVIS or REVIT to ease this process, enabling efficient project coordination with design team members. The earlier we can become involved in a project, the better the outcome – space can be safeguarded and the solution less compromised, benefitting the end-user.

Let our ergonomic baggage handling solutions help lift your business.

Existing users of TAWI’s baggage lift have highlighted increased productivity, proper lifting techniques, improved workplace safety and reduced work-related injuries at many airports. Independent studies show that the load on the body is reduced by more than 80% with a bonus of maintained or increased productivity. We’re incredibly proud to have created a vacuum lift system that helps every baggage handler eliminate their physical pain, all thanks to TAWI’s ergonomic vacuum lift assist.

Don’t trust our word for it – trust our customers!

Operator using a TAWI vacuum lifter for safe and efficient baggage handling at London Stansted Airport

London Stansted Airport, the third-largest airport in the UK, contacted TAWI for ergonomic baggage handling systems to reduce manual lifting and prevent injuries. The airport required innovation, quality, risk mitigation, a robust solution, and a good ROI. TAWI’s team worked closely with the London Stansted Airport to understand their challenges and develop a fitting solution. Curious about the result? Read the whole case study here.


  1. What types of luggage can TAWI’s baggage handling solutions handle?

    Our systems can handle a variety of luggage sizes and weights, from small carry-on bags to large suitcases.

  2. Can TAWI’s baggage handling solutions be customized to fit my facility?

    Yes, our systems can be customized to fit any space and tailored to meet your facility’s specific needs.

  3. Are TAWI’s baggage handling solutions easy to use?

    Yes, our systems are designed to be user-friendly and easy to operate. We also offer training and support to ensure your staff is comfortable using our solutions.


TAWI’s ergonomic baggage handling solutions have revolutionized how baggage is handled in airports and cruise terminals worldwide. With our smart lifting solutions, baggage handlers can now lift heavy bags without risking their health. The benefits of our solutions are numerous, including reduced work-related injuries and improved productivity. We understand the importance of a safe and efficient baggage handling process, and that’s why we have created solutions that can help lift your business.

Contact us today, and let us help you take control of the baggage handling process!

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