- Transport speed from 3 to 6 meters/second
- Average transport time for pharmaceutical goods comes to 2-3 minutes
- More efficient use of laboratory equipment thanks to continuous workflow
- Prompt and error-free delivery of test results, reports, etc.
- Reduction of a possible spread of bacteria or viruses following less movement of sick patients and less crowding at clinics
- Safe management of contaminated specimens or samples
- Prevention of cross-contamination thanks to safety and hygiene
- Sick patients do not have to walk to the blood collection room
- Improvement of patient satisfaction and consequently hospital reputation
- Faster throughput time of laboratory testing minimizes crowding at clinics
- One-stop service with connections to laboratory and central pharmacy
- 24/7 operation and thus speedy 24/7 transportation within the hospital
- Spontaneous transport – just in time and immediately when required
- Fast link of patient areas with laboratory, pharmacy, medical records and X-rays
- Better management of facilities reduces operational costs
Improved turnaround time
- obtaining required information about patients
- taking laboratory samples and instantaneous sections
- the transport of blood
Our pneumatic tube solutions are adapted to the application in healthcare organizations. We provide various carrier inlets to treat sensitive transport goods with care. For example, we offer carriers with coolers for items that need a chilled environment. When transporting blood preservations, we consider the weight, the transport duration, the haemolysis as well as centrifugal and accelerating forces. Furthermore, it is possible to send time-critical items on priority lanes, such as tissue samples taken during an operation.
Thanks to pneumatic tube transport, staff are able to devote more time to personal patient care.
Exemplary transport items for hospital tube systems:
Blood preservations, EDTA tubes, plasma, tissue, swabs, laboratory samples in general, instantaneous sections, injections, prescriptions, patient documents, X-rays, general documents, drugs, test results
Typical transportation routes of pneumatic tube systems in hospitals:
|Blood specimens, blood cultures, swabs, urine samples, stools etc.||Outpatient clinics, wards, ICU, OT etc.||Laboratory, pathology|
|Prescription (Rx), drugs, medicines||Pharmacy||Inpatient wards, ICU, operating theatres, outpatient area|
|Documents, test reports, forms, X-rays etc.||Registration area, medical record, personnel, mail room etc.||Various departments|
Typical transport volume in hospitals:
|Size of the hospital by number of hospital beds||Number of air tube system stations (typically)||Average number of carrier sendings per day||Total carrier travel distance per day||Total carrier travel distance per year|
|250||15-20||600+||90 km||30.000 km|
|500||30-40||1500+||225 km||70.000 km|
|1000||60-80||2500+||375 km||115.000 km|
|1500||100-120||3500+||525 km||160.000 km|
With these data and information about the salary and staff time spent walking to transport good you can calculate possible cost reductions through the implementation of a pneumatic transport system in your hospital.
Examples of pneumatic tube installations in hospitals and laboratories
Carriers for hospitals and hospital laboratorys
The custom laboratory carrier fits the needs of hospitals and hospital laboratories perfectly. The carrier is leak-proof and easy to handle. Furthermore there are various inlays that broaden the use in hospitals. For example, we offer an inlay for test tubes and an inner carrier that is temperature resistant.
More information can be found in the brochure on the right. A selection of our other carriers is shown within the section “Carriers”.