Pneumatic tube post systems for hospitals and health care institutions.THE HOSPITALS
Hospitals are highly 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.
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 THE APPLICATION
Pneumatic tube systems don’t necessarily have to be installed at the outset of the 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 TRANSPORT LOAD
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, outpatient departments, nursing wards, reception or administration offices.
THE AUTOMATIC STATION
Shows a series of user friendly features such as dispatch magazine, destination selection key, index of names and plaintext display. In order to protect the transport load, for instance when transporting laboratory samples, an air cushion softly slows the carrier down. Its arrival in the station is announced automatically by a signal. After removing the contents, the automatic destination selection system facilitates the return of the empty carrier.
PHARMACY OR 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.
THE LABORATORY STATION
A hospital’s 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 a gentle delivery. Plus, conveyor belts are installed to receive numerous carriers. The empty carriers are returned automatically without manual destination selection.
THE SPECIFIC DEMANDS IN 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.
Dispatch and arrival of the carrier are gentle.
The system works silently and is patient-friendly.
Limited access of transport load can be secured by means of a code.
Thermochemical sterilization of the carriers to be carried out manually or automatically.
The carriers can be adapted to hold different types of insert pockets or test tube holders.
The system is hermetically sealed.
The carriers are leak resistant to minimize the risk of contamination of the tube system.
The computerized control system also allows for statistical evaluation of the system data. Sending
records, for instance, permit itemized cost analysis and billing.
Intelligent management of empty carriers, based
on carrier ID-numbers or on software.
THE PLAINTEXT DISPLAY
with its user friendly features facilitates working considerably: high legibility due to lighting indication of destination number and name search key and address list individually programmable destination numbers and addresses indication of system status and operating sequence.
The system is run by one or more three-phase electric blowers which propel the carrier through compression or vacuum via a centrally controlled air switch. All components are equipped with self-adjusting Teflon gaskets which guarantee an airtight seal.
THE THREE-WAY DIVERTER
with a standardized offset transfers the carriers to the desired tube. The construction allows an airtight, silent connection of the tubes.
Of course the system not only on the area of the public health useful.
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