Swisslog Announces Next-Generation 6-Inch Eco-Seal Carrier at CLMA Trade Show

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User-friendly, ‘single-action’ latches and leak resistancy among key features of new carrier for 6-inch pneumatic tube systems

Swisslog, a leading provider of automated materials transport and medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced that its next-generation Eco-Seal carrier for 6-inch pneumatic tube systems will be available this fall.

Today’s announcement was made in Baltimore where Swisslog is exhibiting in booth #600 at CLMA ThinkLab ’11, the annual conference & exhibition of the Clinical Laboratory Management Association.

A carrier is a reusable polycarbonate container that holds and protects small medical items sent through a pneumatic tube system (PTS). Because of its sophisticated engineering and robust construction, which includes patented DuraBand wear bands and a sealed leak-resistant barrier, Swisslog’s next-generation 6-inch carrier will deliver a significant return-on-investment (ROI) by reducing maintenance and replacement costs. What’s more, Swisslog’s next-generation carrier features easy-to-use, “single-action” latches, which make it much more user-friendly than the three-step latch system used in the first-generation design, which has been popular for more than 15 years.

“Only Swisslog’s 6-inch Eco-Seal carrier is built to withstand the rigors of constant PTS transport,” said Charlie Kegley, president of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions North America. “Our newest carrier provides safe, reliable transport of fragile hospital materials including lab specimens, IVs, pharmaceuticals, and other biohazards. And when you just can’t risk downtime of your critical tube system because of a spill, and the ensuing clean-up, the specially designed ‘wiper’ seal barrier in Swisslog’s 6-inch Eco-Seal carrier is your best protection.”

Below are some key features that differentiate Swisslog’s next-generation 6-inch Eco-Seal carrier from all others.


  •     User-friendly, single-action latch system
  •     Patented DuraBand wear bands for long life
  •     Sealed wiper barrier for spill containment
  •     Improved structural design for reduced breakage

Available Options:

  •     Patented RFID technology for traceability and dedicated assignment to specific depts.
  •     Patent-pending BacStop anti-microbial technology
  •     Color, half-color and frosted-end configurations
  •     Zip N’ Fold containment pouch for additional spill protection

Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is the leading supplier of logistics automation solutions for healthcare facilities. Swisslog has installed automated materials transport and medication management systems in more than 3,000 hospitals around the world, including more than 2,000 in North America. Swisslog offers total systems design, manufacturing, installation and customer support providing a complete supply chain management approach to the logistics challenges of hospitals. The North American division of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions is based in Denver, Colo. Stay connected with Swisslog Healthcare Solutions on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About Swisslog

Swisslog is a global provider of integrated logistics solutions for warehouses, distribution centers and hospitals. Its comprehensive services portfolio ranges from building complex warehouses and distribution centers to implementing Swisslog's own software to intra-company logistics solutions for hospitals.

Swisslog’s solutions optimize customers’ production, logistics and distribution processes in order to increase flexibility, responsiveness and quality of service while minimizing logistics costs. With years of experience in the development and implementation of integrated logistics solutions, Swisslog provides the expertise that customers in more than 50 countries rely on.

Headquartered in Buchs/Aarau, Switzerland, Swisslog currently employs over 2,000 staff in about 20 countries worldwide. The group’s parent company, Swisslog Holding AG, is listed on the SIX Swiss Exchange (security number: 1232462, Telekurs: SLOG, Reuters: SLOG.S). For more information, visit


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