The conveyance system
To ensure optimum dispensing of medicines to the sales positions, the conveyance system is chosen taking into account not only the positioning and location of the automation solution selected in relation to the sales area, but also according to the constraints of the premises. To provide for all cases encountered, various manufactured systems with the most efficient components are offered.
1. THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF CONVEYANCE SYSTEMS
Polyurethane conveyors (to food and pharmaceutical standards)
Modular design for quick and easy installation
Maximum speed 3 m/s
Continuous non-sequential operation to minimise the time between two orders
Mobile deflector installed on the conveyor
Changes the path of boxes according to their destination (another conveyor, counter arrival receptacles, etc.)
Elevator or inclined conveyor
For solutions located in the basement or on the ground floor
Inclined conveyor: continuous operation, maximum speed 1.5 m/s
Elevator: sequential operation, maximum speed 1.5 m/s
Several sizes of elevator box available
For upstairs machine
2 types of slides: straight or helical screw
2 diameters available for the helical screw
Slider: square system. The descent is by chute slowed by polymer sheeting
In partnership with the company AEROCOM
On exiting the automation solution, the boxes are placed in a tube and are conveyed by air pressure
2. SMART DRIVE: EXCLUSIVE “INTELLIGENT” SOFTWARE TO MANAGE THE CONVEYANCE
Each of these conveyance systems enables smooth routing of the medicines to their destination without risk of damage.
The entire conveyance system is orchestrated by SMARTDRIVE software to optimally control its operation. SMARTDRIVE calculates the minimum operating time required for each conveyance before stopping it or to accept a new order.
This exclusive feature offers three important benefits:
Optimisation of routing time according to the size of the order and the place to where it should be directed
Optimisation of component lifetime
Reduced energy bills.
The computer control also allows monitoring and the ability to remotely adjust the operation of the conveyance via telemaintenance