Traditional pneumatic transport is one way of trying to solve the challenges with internal logistic of the still increasing number of blood samples in hospitals worldwide. Though the pipes are "only" 110mm, they still take a lot of space although they are smaller than for example monorails and Automated Guided Vehicles. The major challenge is the handling of the carriers when sending and receiving the canistres and, the priority of which order the carriers should be sent.
But why not take the best from traditional pneumatic transport systems, remove the barriers and invent a completely new pneumatic transport system? That's the thoughts behind the development of Tempus600 system.
Compared to traditional pneumatic transport systems, Tempus600 have no carriers, no handling in both ends, no priority. The samples are sent by FIFO (first in, first out), the pipeline is narrow and take up very little space (only 25mm compared to 110mm) and there are no cross sections in the pipeline.
Traditional pneumatic transport systems are excellent for sending all kinds of materials, papers, instrument etc. in a hospital, but it is not optimal for transportation of blood samples, considering that patients, doctors and nurses are waiting for the test results in order to start the treatment.
With the new Tempus600 you can divide pneumatic transport into two sectors:
1. Traditional pneumatic transport for various materials.
2. New pneumatic transport for blood/small clinical samples.
Tempus600 is the new pneumatic transport system extending the mega laboratory to the wards which have the Tempus600 sending station. It is almost like being in the lab 24/7/365!