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Aéroports de Paris - ADP

Aéroports de Paris - ADP

ADP Baggage sorting - Terminal E


The CEGELEC – SIEMENS consortium set up a huge system to interconnect all the baggage handling equipment for departures and corresponding flights at Roissy CDG 2 - terminals E, F, and C.

Overall the project included installing and commissioning over 30 miles of conveyor belts and 2 miles of sorters driven by 7,000 motors. It also covered their electrical equipment, as well as the synchronous baggage scanning (X-ray tomography) and EDS (explosives detection) systems.

The system can handle 22 million bags a year.


Codra participated in the design and development of the control software; several Codra engineers worked on-site in Germany.
One team was responsible for commissioning the control system (40,000 points, 120 S/400 PLCs, etc.).
A second team performed the integration, testing, and operator training for each of the system's modules.
Codra also wrote the entire system documentation and trained the trainers for ADP and Air France.

Industrial computing control and supervision of the bagging sorting system is based on a cluster of 6 Huxley servers, 8 W2003 servers, and over 50 client PCs running Windows XP, interfaced with 120 PLCs.