Pneumatic Tube System

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6 kilometers of a ring-shaped pneumatic tube system transports 500 canisters daily in the University Hospital Dresden.

Transport - Analysis - Diagnostics

Medical products – such as sample material from the operating theaters, patient files or medications – are transported over a total of six kilometers of pneumatic tube system. An outstanding feature is the delivery speed of 30 kilometers per hour.

The result: the pneumatic tube system shortens transport times, so that, for example, analysis results from the laboratories required for diagnostics are available more quickly. The pneumatic tube system is part of a change in logistics, the first construction phase of which was completed in 2019. The next phase of these construction measures concerns the pharmacy and is to be completed by 2024.

Benjamin Reppe is Project Manager of the 'Pneumatic Tube System' in the contractor's team of the University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus at the Technical University of Dresden. He began with the construction of the modern pneumatic tube system as early as 2016. The aim: To reduce the service level to 10 minutes. This corresponds to a reduction of transport times by 50 percent. Today, this service level is a reality.

Benjamin Reppe also explains in an interview with RFID & Wireless IoT Global, which modernizations were implemented during the past 4 years to complement the pneumatic delivery system.

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