Denver, Colorado (PRWEB) August 24, 2011
Swisslog, a leading provider of automated materials transport and medication management solutions for hospitals, today announced the Whisper Receiving System, a product that responds to market demands by significantly reducing the noise that occurs when a carrier arrives at a TransLogic Pneumatic Tube System (PTS) station.
Available now as an upgrade to existing stations, the Whisper Receiving System can be quickly retrofitted to any 6-inch TransLogic PTS station by a Swisslog service technician. Effective October 1, it will be standard factory-installed equipment for all new stations.
Comprised of a redesigned, energy-absorbing carrier receiving ramp and a replaceable landing cushion that fits securely into the existing receiving bin of a PTS station, the Whisper Receiving System provides three distinct benefits:
1. The noise associated with a carrier landing in the receiving bin has been significantly reduced, allowing PTS stations to be located in noise-sensitive areas;
2. Carriers now land softer, resulting in improved protection for highly sensitive items (blood products, medications, lab specimens, etc.) that are transported in a PTS;
3. The cushion is removable for easy cleaning, resulting in less PTS downtime if a spill occurs.
“We have a decades-long track-record of responding to our clients’ needs,” said Charlie Kegley, president of Swisslog Healthcare Solutions North America. “Recently, our clients told us that noise in patient-accessible areas is becoming a concern. They asked us what could be done to reduce the sound of carriers arriving at our PTS stations. The Whisper Receiving System is our answer. We’ve now given our hospital clients a way to improve the patient experience in areas where noise is an issue, such as the ICU or nursing stations.”
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.
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 http://www.swisslog.com.