Self Bag Drop

Self Bag Drop

Our solutions range from the worldwide biggest self bag drop (SBD) installation to small footprints. Choose from the largest number of options for SBD – including, printing, excess baggage payments and biometrics.

Self bag drop in less than 30 seconds! It’s quick, easy and secure

With our quick and easy-to-use self bag drop solutions, we deliver intelligent and state-of-the-art baggage handling to airlines, airports and ground handlers. We are a pioneer in self-service baggage drop-off and continuously improve our systems. Our systems can handle groups of passengers as well as payment services for excess baggage.

Our self-bag-drop solutions are CUSS- and IATA RP 1701 f-compliant and support multiple airline Departure Control Systems (DCS).

With the acquisition of the leading Norwegian self bag drop specialist DSG BagDrop, Materna also offers a complete range of self-service bag drop solutions perfectly fitting to your existing infrastructure and special needs.

Your benefits

  • Quick and easy to use
  • Short queuing times
  • Process time reduction down to 5 seconds
  • One floor walker can handle multiple bag drop units
  • User-friendly applications
  • Integration into existing infrastructure
  • Biometric data identification
  • Payment integration


Air.Go (A) and (B) – famous Scandinavian product design

Air.Go is a leading solution for self-service baggage for airports. The system has already checked in millions of bags at airports all over the world. It integrates all required hardware and technology. The product design is Scandinavian and ergonomic, elegant and user-friendly and will fit into the architectural and functional environment of airports.

To make it as user-friendly as possible, the graphical user interface is designed to only show one button at a time. The angle of the screen is tilted to suite people of different sizes. A lean design allows passengers to get close to the screen for reading and touching.

Every installation is carried out in close cooperation with the airport to respond to its needs. It is available as a one- or two-step solution, in single or double units, and with the possibility for bag tag identification. The design is modular. It is easy to add, upgrade or remove hardware by changing a front module.


Air.Go On – retrofit and height adjustable self-service bag drop

Air.Go On is a retrofit self-service bag drop solution for airports which can be mounted on an existing counter or on a floor stand. The bag drop unit is height adjustable, which makes it accessible and comfortable to use for all passengers, including wheel chair users. By using Air.Go On, the airport is able to treat all passengers equally, and no passengers have to use special equipment.

Like the rest of the Air.Go series, the design is minimalistic and elegant with no distracting elements, both functionally and aesthetically. The gently curved front gives a welcoming appearance with an ergonomically correctly angled screen. At the same time, the minimal design with no visible screws is very easy to clean and maintain. The colour of the machines can be customised in order to match the airports brand identity and architecture, and it is possible to apply graphics and prints directly to the front panels.

When the counter is used for manned check-in, Air.Go On can be turned off, and the screen can be used to show e.g. weight or important information to the passengers. Because of the height difference in on/off mode it is easy for the passengers to see if the counter is used for self-service or for manned assistance. Air.Go On can be configured as a 1-step or 2-step solution depending on the airport’s needs.


Drop.Go (A) – quick and easy mounting

Drop.Go (A) is a freestanding self-service bag drop with a light and transparent layout. The solution provides quick and easy mounting of self-service stations to existing check-in counters without any changes to existing hardware installations. Should your airport need to restructure its baggage check-in architecture, the Drop.Go (A) solutions will provide easy rollback at any time. Easy rollback or installation upgrading protects your infrastructure investments and helps your airport develop and adapt to traffic and passenger needs.

More than 10 million bags have been checked in with the Drop.Go (A) version.





Drop.Go (E) – fully equipped, small footprint

Drop.Go (E) allows self service baggage drop-off installations with minimum change in existing airport infrastructure, thus enabling the traditional check-in desks to operate in hybrid mode. It provides all the functions required by a modern self bag drop system, such as reading boarding passes, document scanning, bag tag printing, excess baggage payment and automated or manual bag tag scanning. It can be easily integrated into the airport infrastructure. Drop.Go (E) offers a linerless bag tag that is particularly easy to handle.






Pax.Go & Tag.Go

Pax.Go – more space for more options

Pax.Go is a solution for self bag drop and a cost effective greenfield solution. It is fully equipped with different document scanning modules, printers and payment device. Due to its large paper capacity and its integrated bag tag printer, this version is a perfect solution for maximum throughput at airports.


Pax.Go has an elegant design with a curved front and anodized aluminum profiles. It has completely customizable color schemes and RAL-based powder coating. It meets all actual industry requirements as learned from airport and airline customers, from solution provider standpoints and various hardware supplier options.

Tag.Go – quick and easy bag drop

More and more passengers prefer to use their smartphone or computer to check in before arriving at the airport. Tag.Go makes the bag drop process even easier and faster for these passengers. Passengers scan their boarding pass and immediately receive a printed bag tag.

Tag.Go is optimized for 2-step solutions, has a clean and user-friendly design and matches the DSG Air.Go self-service bag drop station. The system offers endless possibilities for customization, such as integrated hardware, screen colors, graphics, etc. It is designed and manufactured in Scandinavia using only eco-friendly materials and production processes. The materials are tested to endure the hard-use environment of the airport. They are resistant to detergents, easy to clean and maintenance-free.



Individual Solutions

Our individual solutions allow tailored self-service baggage drop off installations for airports with high level requirements in airport design and architecture. Due to the perfect partner network, we can offer integrations with conveyors from CCM, Evans, Siemens and Vanderlande – a wide range of self bag drop solutions for individual needs.

Airports have the choice of various design and technical models. The individual solutions will fit into the existing interior, infrastructure and environment. We guarantee highest safety standards along with easy processes.

All our solutions work according to IATA standards like common use self-service (CUSS) and common use web services (CUWS). They are also available for dedicated environments for single airlines and departure control system providers.

We support

  • CUSS and IATA RP 1701f compliance
  • Multi-DCS / multi-airline support
  • Generic and branded SBD
  • Excess baggage handling and payments
  • Active and inactive baggage tags
  • RFID, pre-printed and home-printed tags
  • Groups and baggage pooling
  • Statistics and dashboard
  • CUSS and CUWS