A pneumatic tube system comprises a network of tubes that allows you to send goods in a carrier from one point to another. Pneumatic systems have developed into an advanced technology over the years, providing solutions in numerous places, especially banks all over the world.
What are Pneumatic Tube Systems?
Pneumatic tubes are used for transporting small physical objects securely from one point to another. Pneumatic tube carriers are inserted into the tube to transport items
quickly from one place to another. They are effective in places where speed and convenience is a key factor in running daily operations.
The system is mostly used in offices that have small, urgent packages like money or mail and papers with sensitive information. It can also be used to transport objects over relatively short distances from office to office or within a city.
Uses of Pneumatic Tube Systems
Pneumatic Tube Systems are common in hospitals and department stores. They can also be found in banks, hospitals and supermarkets. They are common among large retailers where large documents and checks need to be transported from the cashiers to the accounts department. Some pharmacies use them to deliver items to self-service, electronic kiosks.
They are mostly placed near checkout desks where someone can easily send money off to the cashier’s department. An outward look of the tube resembles a box that can either have or not, have a key lock or a numeric keypad. Coming out of the top is a tube that extends into the ceiling up above.
Documents, especially those with sensitive information require a reliable transport solution that is safe and efficient. Using a pneumatic tube system is not only a safe but an efficient and reliable way to transport documents. There are pneumatic tube systems that have been specifically designed for document transportation making the process secure.
Most places, especially hospitals still use paper to document information like the test results of patients, administrative tasks, among others. Paper documents are less vulnerable making it difficult to steal any information on them.
However, most of the information is sensitive and should be stored well and securely. While you can automate the processes using the internet, you still need to optimize the transportation of the documents to safer storage space. Other physical documents like passports, customs documents, and notes should also be securely transported and stored.
Transportation of blood bags
Vital fluids used in a hospital set up are what keep patients alive. Whether it’s a nurse, a laboratory assistant or any other medical personnel that needs to send a bloodbag or any other vital fluids to another section in the hospital, it’s much faster to use the tube system. Ensuring that vital fluids are securely handled, transported, and received is a top priority in medical setups like hospitals and clinics.
It’s, therefore, important to ensure the safe and efficient delivery of the fluids since they require a fast and reliable solution that ensures that they reach their destination in a good condition. For example, in a hospital where there’s an ongoing surgical procedure, a surgeon might need a certain type of blood during the surgery.
You need to deliver the right bag when it’s in perfect condition and on time to avoid fatalities. A blood bag that is compromised during transport risks the patients’ health and can even lead to death, but the use of pneumatic tubes makes the process secure.
Transportation of cash
Drive-up banks, mostly those located in the U.S often use pneumatic tubes to transport cash between cars and tellers. Also, most hospitals have a pneumatic tube system that is computer-controlled to deliver specimens, drugs and documents like test results to and from laboratories.
Factories also use them to deliver parts and larger stores to securely transport excess cash from checkout stands or change back to cashiers.
Transportation of samples
Research samples and other samples used in scientific studies need a secure and efficient transportation system to get to their destination. Some samples, mostly those containing radioactive isotopes can have a very short life and they need to be transported fast before they expire. With the installation of the tube system, you minimize the risk of contamination.
Reliable logistics solutions for banks
The need for tighter security systems in banks is on the rise, especially when it comes to the transportation of money like banknotes, coins, documents and cards. With a pneumatic tube system, you can facilitate the safe delivery of these items from the desks to a secure area. The efficiency and ergonomic design of the system allow the configuration of the system to perfectly fit with your organizational requirements.
Critical environments like hospital environments need to provide the best patient care and at a fast pace to ensure that lives are saved. With the use of tube transportation systems, you ensure that products are delivered quickly and securely without any contamination. Special care also entails the speedy delivery of the items.
Increase staff efficiency and productivity
The system can be used to increase staff efficiency, especially in an environment with staff shortages. By saving money, time and increasing productivity and relieving your employees of time-consuming tasks this allows them to deliver exceptional services. They will no longer spend too much time running errands and can concentrate on the tasks at hand.
Once you’ve automated the process of sending and receiving an object via a tube system, you can deliver objects fast and easy. From increasing efficiency and productivity, providing cost-effective automation where you no longer need to hire someone to transport products from one point to another, saving time spent on errands to having a secure and reliable system, pneumatic tubes have so many benefits. Their applications in various places from banks, supermarkets, stores to hospitals show how important and convenient they can be.