tested against human Corona virus NL63 using ISO 21702
Pneumatic Tube Systems have been already proven to be particularly important in hospital environments as a barrier against the spread of viruses and bacteria by reducing personal contact. There is however still a risk left for cross-contamination through contact with carriers, transportation air and equipment handling. But thanks to the complete AntiVirus Pneumatic Tube System from Sumetzberger, this remaining risk will be finally eliminated. The AntiVirus system contains special barrier measures which destroy possible remaining sources of infection and contamination in and on transportation carriers, user interfaces and equipment. The holistic 7-component solution combines for the first time antimicrobial materials, HEPA filter, germicidal lamps, and an automated disinfection spray with high tech cleaning products, contactless discharge methods and software controlled, fully automated cleaning processes. Easy to install in existing Pneumatic Tube Systems to upgrade them to the protection level needed due to the COVID-19 situation!
Through a novel manufacturing process, silver ion additives are embedded in the material of the AntiVirusCarrier and the user interfaces of stations. Due to their antimicrobial properties, carriers and user interfaces are ideal for use in busy and fast-paced environments. The antimicrobial material demonstrably reduces the presence and spread of pathogenic microbes and viruses like COVID-19.
A further safety measure to prevent the spread of germs are the time-saving and contactless automatic loading and unloading stations. A special feature of both station types is the option to integrate them in system equipment, thus creating a link between Pneumatic Tube Systems und Automated Transport Systems. In combination with automated laboratory lines, medication robots and other innovative robotic systems, many Sumetzberger Pneumatic Tube Systems in hospitals world-wide operate completely contactless in certain areas.
Every existing Pneumatic Tube System can be easy upgraded with the innovative Sumetzberger DisinfectionGate to ensure the protection of employees and patients against viruses and bacteria. All materials used to produce AntiVirus Sumetzberger transportation carriers, are tested by an authorised third party laboratory and got a test report according to ISO 21702 Antimicrobial and Anti Virus stress test. This innovative solution allows a fully integrated installation, or can be used in any competitor system as a manual operated STAND ALONE equipment, independent from PTS brand to disinfect existing carriers manually using the Disinfection Gate to protect employees from harmful germs like COVID-19. The Disinfection Gate uses either 245 to 285 Nano UV-C radiations, tested according to EN17272. Automated disinfection spray or both disinfection methods are used to eliminate viruses and bacteria on carriers. The unique design of this DisinfectionGate, additionally enables free-floating UV-C lamps, providing full radiation coverage and/or spraying coverage, meaning no area of the carrier remains untreated.
The Sumetzberger DisinfectionControl Software was specially developed for hospital use, protective measures ensure that fragile goods like blood samples cannot be damaged during the disinfection process. Due to the DisinfectionControl Software, both the disinfection time and intervals can be selected and disinfection will be executed fully automated on Sumetzberger auto unload carriers. Thanks to the integrated ID carrier check, all irradiation processes are displayed in real time and are fully documented in the Sumetzberger data base. In combination with the innovative AntiVirus carriers, this provides maximum protection for the staff and patients.
However, the innovative Sumetzberger DisinfectionControl software is not only responsible for monitoring and documentation of carrier disinfection, but is able to control all AntiVirus activities in the system. This innovative software identifies and analyses all necessary AntiVirus actions to eliminate viruses and bacteria in the entire system. Idle times are calculated and optimally utilized due to the fully automated cleaning processes. Alternative routes are automatically calculated if sections are blocked for disinfection and cleaning. Partial sections can be blocked manually short-term or regularly and automatically after individual definable disinfection cycles. Thanks to this innovative software, viruses and bacteria such as COVID-19 can be fought and system availability ensured at the same time. The integrated remote maintenance program allows clarifying important questions with the Sumetzberger support team.
Further important components of the AntiVirus System are special pneumatic tube Sumetzberger HEPA filters and DisinfectionCarrier for the tube system. Sumetzberger HEPA filters are used to clean the air required for the transport of carriers third party tested according EN1822 Class H14. These AntiVirus filters, made of sub-micron fibreglass matrix, create a germ-free environment in the pneumatic tube system, therefore clean room air enters the system and clean transport air leaves the system. To ensure that there is no cross contamination, no transport air is released at the station. The compact design guarantees space-saving, easy installation and easy upgrade.
The automated spraying “patent pending” DisinfectionCarrier can be used for disinfecting pipes and - due to the innovative design - also for primary cleaning, fine cleaning and additional use of UV-C radiation lamps. All functionalities can be carried out within one transmission process.
Unique Sumetzberger AntiVirus tubes for PTS systems in transparent or grey, with innovative polymer composition in silver ion technology with test reports according to antimicrobial and Anti Virus ISO 21702. This tubes and bends used for Pneumatic Tube Systems, are fully protecting staff and patients in hospital against spreading viruses and bacterias.
Sumetzberger AntiVirus technology offers the world first holistic disinfection solution for pneumatic tube systems. It guarantees maximum protection level needed caused by the COVID-19 situation!