Pneumatic-Tube-Systems in hospitals
Optimize your internal logistic in hospitals
As in all industries, medical facilities face challenges. Staff shortages, the need to control cost, and the increasing size of the facilities, themselves, are just a few of those challenges. The result is an escalating reliance on technology to maintain and improve the level of service and patient care. Though pneumatic tube systems have been around for nearly a century, their sophistication and capabilities have improved dramatically in the last decade. So today, even more, a properly designed pneumatic tube system can be just the solution to a hospital's growing challenges and need for improved efficiency.
In addition to relieving vital staff members of the routine transport of lab samples and medications, pneumatic tube systems deliver these items in a fraction of the time. Perhaps even more important than increased efficiency is the fact that critical samples and medications reach their destination in seconds vs. minutes.
No need to stop there! These improvements can be provided to all departments and personnel. The entire medical facility including central pharmacies, cafeterias, kitchens and administrative departments, labs and retail shops can all be networked together. Paperwork, records, and even cash can be more efficiently routed to their intended destinations.
An infinite variety of material can be transported with a pneumatic tube system:Medical records, administrative and billing documents, X-rays, medications, lab specimens, blood plasma, injection vials and instruments can all be transported more quickly with the pneumatic tube system while freeing hospital staff members to perform more essential tasks.
Sending and receiving stationThe unique design of the AC 3000's integrated send/receive stations make it a perfect match for today's hospital applications. Standard features include carrier storage, automatic dispatch and a carrier braking system to insure a soft landing upon arrival. Carrier transport speeds between individual stations of the pneumatic tube system are programmable. This allows stations that typically send or receive more delicate items to be individually programmed to send at slower speeds to avoid damage.
A full-featured pneumatic tube system that's the perfect solution for the healthcare industryAnother important feature of the pneumatic tube system AC 3000 is that it complies with the standard health regulation that no air is exhausted at the individual send/receive stations. Powered by remotely located, high output blowers, the pneumatic tube system operates silently and without emission within the public areas of the facility.
The pneumatic tube system AC 3000 is controlled by a central PC that performs too many functions to list. However, just a few among them are the maintenance of a complete audit trail of system's use, real-time carrier tracking, and remote system diagnostics.
In addition to relieving vital staff members of the routine transport of lab samples and medications, pneumatic tube systems deliver these items in a fraction of the time. More importantly, essential samples and medications reach their destinations in seconds rather than minutes.
Various design of linear couplers with up to three axes are available for specific requirements. An optional pass-by function enables priority transport of urgent goods. To handle sensitive goods, the speed can be adjusted by means of frequency converters. Carriers can be stored above the linear coupler.
Different carriers for various applications
For the transport of blood sampleas in OD 110 and OD 160 are different carriers and inserts available.