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

As airports and airlines have to meet challenges of increasing passenger numbers, stricter security and cost regulations they have to concentrate on improved passenger handling processes. Their common objective is to speed up check-in and baggage drop-off to reduce waiting times at those touch points. Materna ips offers self-service solutions for optimized passenger convenience and has been delivering automated baggage dropoff systems based on modern technology for about 12 years. Today Materna ips integrates systems into existing infrastructure and includes new technologies like payment services and biometric identification.

Multiple options - one unique user experience

With our quick and easy-to-use self bag drop solutions, we deliver modular and customisable systems to airlines, airports and ground handlers. As a pioneer in selfservice solutions we continuously improve our products which provide both 1-step and 2-step processes for self-service bag drop. You can chose your individual greenfield or retrofit solution for a perfect fit.

Your benefits

  • Quick and easy to use
  • Short queuing times
  • Process time reduction down to 10 seconds
  • One floor walker can handle multiple bag drop units
  • Intuitive applications
  • Integration into existing infrastructure
  • Biometric data identification
  • Payment integration


Air.Go series – famous Scandinavian product design

The Air.Go series are innovative self-service bag drop solutions for airports. They replace the traditional check-in counters, resulting in a more efficient and streamlined process with no queues.

Following our modular approach they are available as 1- or 2-step solutions, with single or double units, front or side loading capability and automated bag tag identification. The Air.Go series is designed either as modular wall mounted or free-standing systems for easy customization and integration. Components like scanners, printers, sensors, etc. can easily be customized to fit your airport´s requirements. 

The Air.Go is designed by our exclusive product designer Marcus Pedersen, awarded with the German Design Award 2019.

 Air.Go A

•  Wall-mounted
•  2-step solution only
•  Front loading

      Air.Go B

•  Freestanding
•  2-step solution only
•  Side loading

      Air.Go C

•  Freestanding
•  1- and 2-step solution only
•  Side loading


Drop.Go (A) – quick and easy mounting

Drop.Go (A) - a freestanding selfservice bag drop for quick and easy 2-step processes. Passengers print out their bag tags at a check-in kiosk before they use the Drop.Go station to easily drop-off their luggage.

It provides easy mounting of self-service stations to existing checkin counters without any changes to existing hardware installations. Should your airport need to re-structure its bag drop architecture, Drop.Go (A) solutions will provide easy rollback at any time.

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





Drop.Go (B)

Drop.Go (B) is a freestanding self-service bag drop with a light and transparent layout:

  • Developed for 2-step processes
  • Can be used in hybrid mode
  • Provides quick and easy mounting of self-service stations to existing check-in counters without any changes to existing hardware installations
  • Is equipped with printers and hand scanners

Should your airport need to restructure its baggage check-in architecture, Drop.Go (B) solutions will provide easy rollback at any time.






Drop.Go (C)

Drop.Go (C) - the smallest version for self-service bag drop with a light and transparent layout:

  • Developed for 2-step processes
  • Provides quick and easy mounting on existing check-in counters without any changes to hardware installations
  • Passengers use the hands scanner for reading their bag tags






Pax.Go – more space for more options

Our Pax.Go solutions are kiosk versions for individual airport requirements. Pax.Go kiosks are solid and robust systems to handle both check-in or self bag drop. The kiosks have an elegant design and include highest technology standards. Pax.Go is offered with completely customizable color schemes.

With optimized integrated printing, scanning and reading modules the kiosk is an industry grade solution for continuous operation. Several options allow tailor-made configurations for individual customer requirements.


  • Customizable
  • Modular approach
  • Small footprint
  • Easy integration in the airport environment





Tag.Go – quick and easy bag drop

More and more passengers check in from their smartphone or computer before arriving at the airport. Tag.Go is designed to make the bag drop process even easier and faster for these passengers. The kiosk is simpler to use than traditional checkin kiosks; the passenger simply scans his boarding pass and prints the bag tag(s). The hardware solution (scanners and printers can be customised to fit the airport’s needs. The elegant and user-friendly design matches our Air.Go bag drop series, and when installed together they ensure a consistent design line throughout the check-in

It is possible to integrate storage space for bag tag rolls and a waste bin for e.g. paper from bag tags. The famous Scandinavian product design by Marcus Pedersen gives the Tag.Go its clean and modern look.




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