Pneumatic Tube Systems for Healthcare

In today’s healthcare pneumatic tube system marketplace, the demand for lab automation and robotics is increasing, our latest supply chain partnership with Graniten takes us to the limits of robotic lab integration.

Graniten Partnership

Graniten established in 1992, is a global leader in the Medicare industry providing solutions and innovations in the field of Pharmaceutical Packaging and Healthcare Automation

Combining the automated sorting of both laboratory samples or pharmaceuticals with a pneumatic tube delivery system is the collaborative solution which unites Aerocom & Graniten.

Read more about our recent partnership here, https://www.aerocom.co.uk/news/lab-automation/

PTL Machine Features

  • Fully automatic carrier handling
  • Sample tubes are automatically sorted and fed to the lab automation system
  • Flexible carrier handling – with or without inserts
  • Pre-check of samples, based on user defined criteria
  • Reject function and alarm
  • ‘First in first out’ – samples are not buried at the bottom when new samples arrive
  • Sample load balancing at peak periods to reduce stress
  • User-friendly HMI
  • Dedicated user and user-level log ins for traceability and quality assurance
  • Remote support to reduce downtime
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PTP Machine Features

  • Fully automatic carrier handling
  • Unit doses are automatically picked from the automated pharmacy and loaded into the carriers
  • Flexible carrier handling – different sizes
  • Digital communication interface between the PTP and the auto-pharmacy and between the PTP and the PTS
  • Easy machine clearance, no sharp edges
  • Reject function and alarm
  • User-friendly HMI
  • Dedicated user and user-level log ins for traceability and quality assurance
  • Remote support to reduce downtime

The PTL Machine

The PTL machine allows eliminates the need for laboratory staff to handle incoming carriers from pneumatic tube systems. Two thirds of the information a physician needs to diagnose a patients comes from a laboratory and a lot of time is wasted on manually sorting the samples for analysis.

The Graniten PTL machine will receive the carriers, open and empty them, and return the empty carriers. It will sort the sample tubes by user defined criteria into multiple output options. Eliminating the need for any manual input.

Capacity

  • Up to 200 carriers/hour (without insert)
  • Up to 800 test tubes/hour (with insert)
  • Short peak input, less than 2 minutes (3 carriers, totalling 72 test tubes)

Machine Dimension

  • Length: 1,6 m
  • Width: 1,3 m
  • Height: 2,4 m

Media Requirement

  • Electrical: 400 V, 16 A, 1.5 kW
  • Air Supply: 6 Bar, 120 nL/min
  • Internet for support & service: VPN or WiFi dongle provided in machine

The PTP Machine

The PTP machine increases efficiency in hospital pharmacies whilst also saving time by automating processes, allowing staff to focus their time elsewhere. It helps in reducing errors and frees pharmacists from doing menial tasks including counting pills, putting them in bags and sending them to different locations.

The Graniten PTP machine will receive empty carriers via the pneumatic tube system, opens them and fills them with the unit doses from the automated pharmacy, then sending the carriers back to their correct destination.

Capacity

  • Up to 180 carriers/hour
  • Continuous production 24h/day, 7 days/week

Machine Dimension

  • Length: 1,6 m
  • Width: 1,3 m
  • Height: 2,4 m

Media Requirement

  • Electrical: 400 V, 16 A, 1.5 kW
  • Air Supply: 6 Bar, 120 nL/min
  • Internet for support & service: VPN or WiFi dongle provided in machine