Packmobile-4u lab specimen transport robot saves labor costs for community hospital laboratory.
NorthShore University HealthSystem Lab’s new PackMobile-4U system has cycle times of 15 minutes and is saving the lab on labor costs. The vehicle automatically delivers specimens and laboratory supplies to designated locations in 9 lab departments on a 24/7 basis. This vehicle has quick swap battery exchange packs that charge from a standard wall outlet; this enables continuous operation with no wait times. The Packmobile-4U model delivers hundreds of containers with specimens each 8-hour shift. The Robot travels through several doorways that have fire door releases. If any fire door closes, the Packmobile-4U auto stops 5 feet to 10 feet away from the door.
An expansion of the PackMobile-4U Robot routes will occur in the near future. Because of the reduced labor costs, this system’s ROI will be within one year.
About Dematic Egemin
Dematic Egemin (formerly Egemin Automation) manufactures, implements and services mobile automation solutions that improve warehouse, production and distribution center processes to optimize the supply chain. Product solutions include Automatic Guided Vehicles (AGVs) and in-floor towing solutions. Dematic Egemin comprises the Mobile Automation group within Dematic, with a Center of Excellence located in Holland, Michigan.
Dematic is a leading global supplier of integrated automated technology, software and services to optimize the supply chain. Dematic employs over 6,000 skilled logistics professionals to serve its customers globally, with engineering centers and manufacturing facilities located across the globe. Dematic, Egemin and Retrotech, now integrated under the roof of KION Group, have implemented more than 6,000 integrated systems for a customer base that includes small, medium and large companies doing business in a variety of market sectors.
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Dematic is a member of KION Group, a global leader in industrial trucks, related services, and supply chain solutions. Across more than 100 countries worldwide, the KION Group designs, builds and supports logistics solutions that optimize material and information flow within factories, warehouses and distribution centres. The company is the largest manufacturer of industrial trucks in Europe, the second-largest producer of forklifts globally, and a leading provider of warehouse automation.
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