A pneumatic tube system consists of a number of principal components: A blower to create the pressure and suction required for transportation, containers, known as carriers, that fit closely in the tubes to convey the articles, and stations where the destination is selected and the filled containers are inserted. These stations also receive incoming carriers and gently deposit them out of the system. Diverters are used within a tube system to direct the carriers to their selected destination or else to communicate with the various zones. Powerful controllers are used to regulate these transportation logistics. All kinds of material can be simply, rapidly and economically dispatched in this way using air as the driving force.
Every department of a hospital can be connected to a pneumatic tube system. Laboratory samples, blood plasma, scans, documents etc. can be reliably transported with no risk of damage.
Optimize your internal logistic
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.
1) How do hospitals use 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.
2) Why pneumatic tube systems?
Because pneumatic tube system solves internal transport problems with a speed of 6 – 8 m/sec. That saves time, energy and allows your staff to concentrate on more important matters instead of running errands.
3) What can be transported with pneumatic tube systems?
You can transport almost everything with our pneumatic tube system: Items weighing anywhere from 1 gram to 28 kilograms up to 30 cm in diameter and up to 50 cm in length. In this category you can find a whole lot of things: E.g.: paper, coins, bank notes, blood samples, medicine, spare parts, documents, X-ray films, hot steel samples, milk, oil, … So you can be sure, that we are also able to transport your items.
4) Who needs pneumatic tube systems?
Pneumatic tube systems can be applied in all business types. Our customer records definitely confirmed that the application of the aerocom pneumatic tube system is unlimited: Industries, Supermarkets, Cinemas, in the administration and the production areas, hotels, as well as in the automobile industries, workshops, railway station and post office, hospital and banks, newspapers and steel works – and this, worldwide.
5) When is the right time for a pneumatic tube system?
Aerocom delivers the custom-made pneumatic tube system for all sizes of companies; from a two-point system up to a micro-processor controlled multizone system up to 512 stations.
6) Where to install the pneumatic tube system?
Practically everywhere. Either horizontal or vertical installation and not only within the same building. There are aerocom pneumatic tube systems connecting buildings which are far apart and even streets and rivers are not an obstacle for us. We are sure to have the convinient solution for your transporting problem!
Send & Receive Stations
A) Premium-Station OD 110mm
Microprocessor controlled pneumatic tube system, universal as through- or endstation. Arrival from top or below. The carrier can be comfortable stored into the facility in front of the station. The PREMIUM-station transports a stored carrier fully automatic to it’s desired destination. Carriers arrive gently on a cushion of air and are deposited in a sound proofed receptacle.
B) TITAN-Station OD 160mm
Microprocessor controlled pneumatic tube system, universal as through- or endstation. Arrival from top or below. Comfortable storing of a carrier in the send-opening in the front cover. The MEGA-station transports a stored carrier fully automatic to it’s desired destination. Carriers arrive gently on a cushion of air and are deposited in a sound proofed receptacle.
C) GIGA-Station OD 160mm
Same function as the Mega-Station, with an sliding door to close the deposit slot.
Used for receiving carriers with samples in an hospital. The carriers arrive gently.
Type of Systems
A) AC 2 U
Our simplicity and proven basic system. The solution for point to point applications.
B) AC 1000 MultiTalent
An intelligent microprocessor controlled system that can link up to 99 stations. It offers automatic departure, advanced placement and queing of an carrier while the system is in use by others.
C) AC 3000 MultiLine
An PC controlled multi-zoned system which offers transaction auditing, automatic dispatch and system diagnostics. With transfer stations it can link up to 512 stations and 64 zones. The first instance of applications in hospitals.
The pneumatic tube systems for two way operation – for cash deposits and change supply. The single-zone system provide up to 50. All dispatches are displayed, reported and controlled.
Components of PTS
A) The blower
The blower generates the air, which is necessary, to operate a Pneumatic Tube System by suction
B) The diverter
The diverter is used for branching and connecting of system areas. 2-, 3- and 4-way diverters.
C) The slide-gate
It will be used for the soft arrival of carriers with open end stations.
D) Transfer area
with diverters – to connect the differnt lines of a pneumatic tube system.
with different inserts to handle blood samples
F) Receiving basket
The receiving basket is used for the soft reception of arriving carriers
G) Arrival signals
The arrival signals announce the arriving carrier to the receiver.
H) Dispatch Tubes
The pneumatic dispatch tube is a PVC-Tube with very tight production tolerance in regards to the measurement and surface. The tube is joined with glue sleeves or steel sleeves.
The connection between different zones can be managed by diverters or by an Linear-Coupler-System. All dispatches are co-ordinated by the AC 3000 central control unit. Robust, warp resistant base frame made of anodised aluminium-profile-bars, built in 3 lines, thereby shorter connection ways and runtimes. Tube connecting from above or below possible. Storage and separation of the carriers in each incoming zone above the system