hospital application

Hospital pneumatic air tube systems are where Aerocom excel, with 90% of our operation concentrated on providing and maintaining reliable, efficient hospital internal logistics technology. A very significant return on investment from pneumatic tube systems is the key to the success of our installations in hundreds of Hospitals. Valuable resources are saved across the NHS by investment in cost-effective automation, the hospital pneumatic air tube systems eliminate the necessity for staff or couriers to deliver samples, documents or pharmaceuticals by streamlining repetitive tasks.

Sample handling is by far the most common medical application of capsulated air tube transportation, more often called “the pod” or “chute” locally by medical staff. Efficiency is also a factor, samples are sent promptly from wards or clinics across a vast campus to the laboratory through a network of tube routes, designed by experts, managed by fully controllable and windows friendly computerised automation.

The AC3000 system is the leading choice of pneumatic tube system for hospitals in 85 countries worldwide, with dedicated hardware and software specifically designed to comply with international standards and regulations. For sample handling, we also consider the concentration of traffic flow will be specific to and from laboratories, in contemplation of this lab dedicated equipment is available to ease both peak period throughput and manual handling.

Another sample handling option is point to point systems, basic devices for sending samples from A to B. We can supply uncomplicated systems using carrier pods, or podless systems like Tempus600 where the blood sample phial itself is transported through small-bore tube directly into lab analysers. Our choice of systems in a wide range of sizes and technology is extensive.

Larger diameter tube systems allow the pharmacy to send packaged goods directly to wards, clinics or dispensaries. With RFID tracking and many additional safety options, pharmaceuticals can be transported resourcefully, with full traceability, and secure delivery logging the receivers staff swipe card. Integration of pneumatic tube delivery with pharmacy robots is another option we supply with our unique Pharmapost system.

For larger collections or deliveries of anything from stock supplies in large boxes, laundry bags or meal trolleys we have a range of Automated Guided Vehicles that can eliminate multitudes of repetitive collection and delivery tasks. High-tech robots which activate on schedules or command can be programmed to lift and load a variety of goods or equipment.

Whether for a modern new build hospital or a site with mixtures of old and new buildings, we have successfully designed and installed systems. Aerocom also replaces defective or lifecycle expired systems installed by other suppliers, cost-effectively recycling existing reusable infrastructure.