Swisslog currently ships two variants of autonomous mobile robots, the RoboCourier™ and SpeciMinder™, and both versions have been standardized on the Adept MT400 platform. The units have become indispensable in their deployment transporting materials throughout a variety of facilities, a chore that had previously required human couriers. These staffers are freed to spend their time accessioning specimens, performing tests, and on other activities specific to delivering high levels of patient care.
An analysis of the operation at one hospital employing SpeciMinderTM reveals that the robot is in use 24 hours a day, taking breaks only to recharge between deliveries. The robotic courier makes an average of 280 daily deliveries within the hospital to microbiology, hematology, immunology, and chemistry. In total, including return and charging trips, SpeciMinderTM makes an average of 622 trips each day.
"Adept is pleased to be partnering with Swisslog, a recognized leader in integrated logistics solutions, to bring on-demand delivery systems to healthcare," said
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"When I think about this partnership, the 'best of both worlds' comes to mind," said
Adept will continue to apply its industrial automation heritage, spanned 28 years of servicing a variety of industries, to manufacture and deliver reliable and easy to use autonomous mobile robots to Swisslog. To date, Adept has deployed over 3,000 mobile robotic systems across its targeted markets ranging from healthcare to manufacturing. Swisslog's AMTS group provides the marketing, sales, and training of mobile transports for the healthcare industry. This team is dedicated to the conveyance and transport of a wide range of lighter-load materials throughout facilities. Outside of mobile robots, AMTS deploys systems such as pneumatic tube systems, automated guided vehicles, electric track and vehicles to offer a broad range of material handling solutions and facilities configurations.
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
Adept is a global, leading provider of intelligent robots and autonomous mobile solutions and services that enable customers to achieve precision, speed, quality and productivity in their assembly, handling, packaging, testing, and logistical processes. With a comprehensive portfolio of high-performance motion controllers, application development software, vision-guidance technology and high-reliability robot mechanisms with autonomous capabilities, Adept provides specialized, cost-effective robotics systems and services to high-growth markets including Packaging, Medical, Disk Drive/Electronics, and Solar; as well as to traditional industrial markets including machine tool automation and automotive components. More information is available at www.adept.com.
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