Systems and Technology from Aerocom

Whether a basic point-to-point, two-station configuration, or a highly sophisticated microprocessor-controlled state-of-the-art system, Aerocom UK has the technology. Carriers negotiate their way through the network at speeds of approximately 5-8 meters per second, transporting their contents safely to the assigned destination. Aerocom product lines include the following:

  • AC2U – The choice for connecting two stations, either a one-way or two-way-system. This is the ideal solution for point-to-point applications. This system can be expanded to 3 stations with the addition of a diverter.
  • AC50 – The choice for connecting up to ten stations. This is a dependable and economical solution for multiple station requirements up to a maximum of ten stations. Each station can send and receive to any station in this system.
  • AC24M – The choice for connecting a master station with up to sixty-one (61) sub-stations. Transport is allowed only between the master station and each of the sub-stations. Sub-stations cannot send to other sub-stations. This system is ideally suited for cash-handling applications or from multiple transport points to a central location.
  • AC3000 – The choice for advanced multi-station applications. The AC3000 is a fully automatic, PC controlled system connecting up to 512 stations on multiple zones. This system has many user and tracking features and is ideal for high demand applications for Hospitals, Government Buildings and Manufacturing facilities.
  • AC6000/Multicash – This system is ideal for retail cash transport from multiple POS registers to a money control room. The system offers a wide range of audit tracking and controls.
  • Custom Systems for Specialised Applications – Through experience and technology Aerocom offers custom design and manufacturing services to meet your specialised requirements. If it can be done, Aerocom will find a way. Contact us to discuss your needs.

aerocom-air-tune-systemsAerocom offers the widest variety in system sizes and designs, to carry just about anything that will fit in a system. From the most fragile to industrial applications, Aerocom has the technology and system design to meet your needs. We offer all of the individual components necessary for a complete system, including a full line of stations, tubing and material, carriers, diverters, blowers and other accessories.

 

AC2U Pneumatic Tube System

The AC2U provides full electronic and digital output for the co-ordination and control of all functions. Single tube reversing operation, or twin tube one way operation

Maximum number of stations: 2
Maximum number of lines: 1
Diverter: 2-way / 3-way
Operation mode: Single Tube, Reversing operation; Twin Tube, One-way operation

This is the ideal internal Cash-Handling System. Use of this system diminishes the high risk to employees in the checkout area. Its use is standard in many retail establishments. Aerocom UK’s offering in this area includes Point-to-Point, microprocessor controlled systems. Each activity can be controlled/monitored ensuring accountability.

Features of the AC2U System:

  • The central control unit is built-in into a standard case with a transport door
  • Automatic blower can be disconnected by tube switch or by safety time-out
  • Adjustable blower follow up time
  • Suitable for single- or multi-carrier-operation
  • Blower relay for single-phase-integration with controls
  • Power pack for stabilised voltage built-in
  • Central deceleration of a carrier by slide gate or three-phase blower with valve. Ideally suited for heavy and sensitive packages and for noise reduction.
  • Operation panel with start button and operation indication.
  • Arrival signals with cancellation key. A remote visual or audible signal can be installed

The AC2U provides fully electronic digital technique for the coordination and controls of all functions.

System Example

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AC50 Pneumatic Tube System

Maximum number of stations: 10 station with 10 destinations total
Maximum number of lines: 1
Diverter: 2-way / 3-way
Operation mode: Single Tube, Reversing operation, Semi-automatic operation

Features of the AC50 System

  • A separately housed control centre with transparent cover acts as the brain of the system and monitors all system functions
  • All stations can communicate with one another.
  • System layout as desired, branching through two- and three-way-diverters possible.
  • Different station types
  • Pneumatically deceleration of arriving carriers, depending to the system layout.
  • System length up to 500m, for installation between several buildings by open air- or underground lines
  • Power pack for the supply of the complete system
  • Keyboard for entering system data and display for service functions and system information.
  • LED-indication of additional information about blower, carrier brakes, monitoring of tube switches
  • 2 different interfaces for serial data transfer. Through this the central controls can be placed in the system as desired.
  • Serial current-loop printer interface
  • Programming mode. A service technician programs the system data (topography) by means of the keyboard in the front panel of the central controls.
  • Electronic overlap safeguard recognises a situation where two or more carriers are transported at the same time (for example in case of open stations), recognises the error and automatically returns the carriers to their point of origin.
  • A transmission controller will automatically return the system to a state of readiness if a transmission is begun without a carrier being introduced into the system.
  • Auto start automatically continues each sending process after power recovery, by sending the carrier to the correct destination.
  • With the addition of a compatible printer the CCU will print out a log of all transmissions. Information includes, date, time, sending and receiving stations and the continuous sending number. Backdated the last 120 sending processes are recallable.
  • In a service mode, all system devices can be exercised and analysed from the CCU. Fault indications will be displayed.
  • Automatically or manual clearing.
  • Halt-mode. The system can be blocked for further transmissions.

System Example

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AC24M Pneumatic Tube System

Maximum number of stations: 1 main station with up to 61 sub-stations
Maximum number of lines: 1
Arrival signals per station: 1
Diverter: 2-way / 3-way
Operation mode: Reversing system for transport between 1 main station and up to 61 sub-stations. The main station can communicate with each substation and vice versa. The substations cannot correspond with another.

Features of the AC24M System

  • Fully automatic, variable, microprocessor controlled system
  • The central control unit is built-in into the main station
  • The operation of the central control unit is done by means of the keyboard of the main-station. Feed backs are shown in the display of the station.
  • System layout as desired, branching by 2- or 3-way-diverters
  • Different station types
  • Pneumatically deceleration of arriving carriers
  • Data protection by code number
  • Interfaces: Serial Current-Loop, as well RS-232 for terminal or Host-computer.
  • The data transfer is done by a serial RS-485 interface.
  • Operation and control of all parts in service mode
  • In service mode all system devices can be tested and analysed by the central control unit
  • After power failure a lost carrier goes positively to the main-station
  • A monitoring device ensures that the system immediately goes back to state of standby, if a stored carrier is removed again.
  • With the addition of a compatible printer the CCU will print out a log of all transmissions. Information includes, date, time, sending and receiving stations and the continuous sending number. Backdated the last 120 sending processes are recallable. If valuable goods are transported, in addition also the operated tube switches can be printed out.
  • Printer can be set to print out system troubles only.
  • System data, topography and actual data are stored, also in case of power failure
  • Dry contact for building services control centre
  • Automatically or manually clearing
  • Real time clock
  • Programming mode. Topography- and system data will be entered and stored by the keyboard of the main-station.
  • Electronic overlap safeguard recognises a situation where two or more carriers are transported at the same time (for example in case of open stations), recognises the error and automatically return the carriers to their point of origin.

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AC3000 Pneumatic Tube System

The AC3000′s sending and receiving stations are the perfect solution for today’s busy hospital environment. Their thru-station design allows Aerocom engineers to design a system using a minimum amount of tubing. Not only does this reduce system cost, but it also simplifies installation.

Maximum number of zones: 32
Arrival signals per station: 16
Diverter: 2-way / 3-way / 4-way (for OD 110)
Operation mode: Fully automatic multi-zone-system — reversing operation.

Single-zone Configuration

In this system, independent of the stage of operation, at any station a carrier can be stored. Once inserted into the station, a carrier will always be transported by the most direct route to its destination. After one sending process has been completed, the next carrier will start. All stations and diverter types can be used in one zone.
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Multi-zone Configuration

In contrast to the single zone system, the multi-zone system can be divided into various independent working zones. The AC3000 allows up to 64 zones. These zones are inter-connected by a transfer system. Inside this transfer area, the carriers are stored in so-called waiting lines. They continue on their route, when the receiving zone is free. Because each zone has an independent air supply, transmission can take place simultaneously. This will increase the performance of the system tremendously. In the configuration example below, up to 10 transmissions can occur simultaneously.

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AC6000 Multicash Pneumatic Tube System

Cash handling systems from Aerocom like the AC6000 MultiCash system connects checkout points with a receiving station (a safe or lockable cabinet door) located in a secure area such as a main office. Stations can be positioned horizontally or vertically, depending on the layout and design of the checkout area. Typical applications include banks, toll stations, casinos and supermarkets. The PC or microprocessor controlled MultiCash system allows total control and flexibility.

Features of the AC6000/MultiCash System

  • PC or microprocessor controlled system
  • Graphical windows platform available
  • Extendable up to 50 stations
  • Remote maintenance
  • Report generator for all despatch and receiving activities
  • Data exchange of all sending information
  • All despatch information will be displayed
  • Authorisation at the sending stations with swipe-card, pin-code or with transponder reader
  • Continuous monitoring of electronics and power supply devices

System Example

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Custom Pneumatic Tube Systems

If it can be done, Aerocom will find a way.

Perhaps you didn’t see a system or specific application that met your unique requirement. Not to worry! You’re in the right place. With eighty years of pneumatic experience, not only have we encountered more than our share of out-of-the-ordinary applications, we actually enjoy the challenge.

Whether your application requires the development of special carriers to move samples for testing, or the development of custom tubing for the transfer of currency, Aerocom is up to the task. Perhaps it requires the incorporation of special filtration systems for operation in sterile environments, or noise suppression for environments that call for silent operation. No problem. Aerocom engineers have the know-how to design a system to meet just about any condition.

The first step is to contact your Aerocom representative and set an appointment to discuss your application. It would not be uncommon for us to have an immediate solution available. Aerocom has tube sizes of up to 300mm that can carry in excess of 10 kilos. Aerocom products range from simple point-to-point systems, to complex systems that interconnect over 500 stations and run multiple carriers simultaneously. A specification that would be custom to some, is often standard for Aerocom.

Pharmapost

A great example of our flexibility in design is our integration with pharmacy robotic technology. Aerocom GmbH have developed integrated programming with some of the leading pharmacy robot manufacturers, we have already several installations in the UK.

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With support from the Aerocom Group we are certain to be your first point of contact for integrated systems. Our commitment to futuristic innovations keeps Aerocom the market leader worldwide.

Whether your need turns out to be an “out of the box” standard system, or a “one time only” custom solution, your Aerocom representative, along with Aerocom team of pneumatic system engineers, look forward to working with you. Contact us today.

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