the solution for sample handling

The automatic unloading station has been designed by aerocom specifically for hospital pneumatic tube systems.

Laboratory staff  at busy sample handling stations can unload thousands of sample filled carriers daily, then must return the empty carrier to the owner.

This can cause repetitive strain for lab staff, the solution is simple, fully automate the process….. 




available in both Ø110 & Ø160mm

The Auto Unloading Station is a perfect solution for any busy laboratory, it eliminates the necessity for  staff to constantly man the sample handling stations to avoid the carriers, and sample workload, from building up. Carriers will be received by the station, then progress to the discharge position where the lid will be opened, and the sample pushed out into a tray below. The emptied carrier is then closed and moves on to the sending position to be automatically returned to the owner using RFID scanning technology.

The stations can be configured as either a single zone, or for better turnaround with separate  receiving and send back zones. A backup EWS end station is advised should there be any problems unloading the carrier, the carrier can be dumped and opened manually. The lab can also use the backup station to send and receive just as any standard station.

Another perfect application for the Auto Unloading Station is a fastrack point to point system.

Major users like Emergency Departments or Phlebotomy Clinics can send constant streams of sample carriers to the laboratory which will be automatically unloaded and returned.

The staff at sample handling will not need to man the station, only collect the samples from the tray below the AUS.