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Pneumatic Tube Systems For Hospitals
complex systems which perform a great variety of
tasks. All of these are urgent since the health of
people is at stake. The means of transport which
combines speed and reliability is the hospital
pneumatic tube system.
Nurseīs desk with automatic station
While doctors and
nursing staff dedicate themselves to the patients,
the pneumatic tube system transports a multitude of
small and medium-sized items. This system saves not
only time, but also space: laboratories can be
centralized and stocks in the decentralized medicine
storage depots can be reduced. Furthermore, the
pneumatic tube system helps increase efficiency
since the staff is no longer busy running errands,
allowing the wards to stay occupied all the time.
THE AREA OF
Pneumatic tube systems
donīt necessarily have to be installed at the outset
of construction. Even in an already operating
hospital, a pneumatic tube system can be easily
integrated. Depending on the various structural
conditions, the system can be layed inside or
outside the walls. Other factors, for instance
system capacity, load size or weight, are taken into
consideration as well.
The hospital pneumatic
tube system transports practically everything that
fits into a carrier: medicine, laboratory samples,
emergency samples, units of stored blood, x-rays,
documents and so on. By doing so, the pneumatic tube
system creates a direct connection between all
hospital wards, such as blood banks, out-patient
departments, nursing wards, reception or
System Coupling Device
laboratory is a busy place. This is why every
station in the laboratory is provided with at
least three dispatch magazines; large laboratory
stations even require six, nine or more of them.
Since laboratory samples are often delicate, a
special mechanism guarantees gentle delivery.
Plus, conveyor belts are installed to receive
numerous carriers. The empty carriers are
returned automatically without manual
The laboratory and the
features are especially user-friendly, such as
its dispatch magazine, destination selection
keypad, name index and plaintext display. When a
carrier arrives at the station, an air cushion
slows it down to protect fragile transport loads
such as laboratory samples and a signal
automatically announces its arrival. After the
transport load is removed, an automatic
destination selection system returns the empty
BLOOD BANK STATIONS
are designed with
the same user-friendly features as the automatic
station. Additionally, they can be equipped with
multiple dispatch magazines according to their
size and the specific requirements.
Automatic stations with
DEMANDS OF A HOSPITAL
Since a hospital is
not a typical working place, its pneumatic tube
system has to fulfill a series of high demands:
In order to
guarantee a safe transport of laboratory
samples, the carrier speed may be modified.
Low-speed transport is selected manually or
automatically by choosing a certain dispatch
or receiving station.
can be adapted to hold different types of
insert pockets or test tube holders.
carriers are braked carefully upon arrival
and sent directly into the tube without a
functions silently and is patient-friendly.
with restricted access can be secured by
means of a code
sterilization of the carriers to be carried
out manually or automatically.
The system is
computerized control system permits
statistical evaluations of the traffic data,
e.g. the number of transports, for itemized
cost analysis and billing.
can boast of a
number of user-friendly features:
destination name and number
search key and
programmable destination numbers and
system status and operating sequence
One or more
three-phase blowers propel the carrier by means
of compression or a vacuum created via a
centrally controlled air switch. Self-adjusting
Teflon gaskets in all system components
guarantee airtight seals.
with a standardized
offset transfers the carriers to the desired
tube. The construction allows airtight, silent
connection of the tubes.