TransCar Automated Guided Vehicle

/TransCar Automated Guided Vehicle

TransCar Automated Guided Vehicle

 

TransCar Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) help hospitals take control of their on-demand and routine material transport activities. By using self-guided vehicles, staff can remain focused on patient-care activities instead of delivering materials, thereby improving quality of care and reducing operational costs.

  • Durable: Heavy duty construction for a long performance life.
  • Reliable: Proven technology with demonstrated ROI.
  • Flexible: Customizable route planning and programming easily adapt to your facility’s needs. Scalable for future expansion.
  • Safe: Reduce facility and payload damage through controlled movement; eliminate injury from manual cart movement.
  • Adaptable: Integrate into existing buildings without significant construction. Adapt to a variety of existing and customdesigned carts.

Product Description

TransCar Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs) help hospitals take control of their on-demand and routine material transport activities. By using self-guided vehicles, staff can remain focused on patient-care activities instead of delivering materials, thereby improving quality of care and reducing operational costs.

Leveraging its expertise in material handling solutions for hospitals, Swisslog developed this AGV system to efficiently and reliably transport supplies, medication, linens, meals, and waste streams throughout the hospital. The TransCar Manager Software optimizes vehicle usage and ensures consistent delivery performance through defined driving paths with defined speeds. As a result, hospitals can achieve leaner workflows, while reducing injury to personnel and damage to facilities.

Swisslog provides a preliminary needs analysis to help hospitals define what, where, when, and how materials can be transported with the AGV system, as well as an estimated return on investment. Once implemented, TransCar can be easily adapted or scaled to meet changing needs or future expansion.

AGV Bulk Material Carts

To meet facility-wide transport needs, a wide range of specialized cart types is available for TransCar AGV systems. Each cart is fitted with an ID tag for tracking locations and reporting. By using TransCar across multiple departments, hospitals can increase their ROI and improve overall workflow 24×7.

Features and benefits

Automating routine material transport in hospitals pays back both time and efficiency—resulting in better work flows at a lower cost than using manual labor. TransCar AGVs are easy to install and easy to maintain, expand and update, making them an ideal solution in the hospital environment.
TransCar AGVs operate independently, yet provide full control of supply transport activities at a low total cost of ownership. AGVs are dispatched by touchscreen or RFID tags and automatically lift, transport and drop off carts. TransCar AGVs are:

  • Durable: Heavy duty construction for a long performance life.
  • Reliable: Proven technology with demonstrated ROI.
  • Flexible: Customizable route planning and programming easily adapt to your facility’s needs. Scalable for future expansion.
  • Safe: Reduce facility and payload damage through controlled movement; eliminate injury from manual cart movement.
  • Adaptable: Integrate into existing buildings without significant construction. Adapt to a variety of existing and customdesigned carts.

Specifications

Dimensions

67 in (1706 mm) length, 23 in (580 mm)   width, 13 in (330 mm) height

Payload

Up to 1,300 lbs (600 kg)

Speed

Up to 350 feet per minute   (1.8 meters per second)

Maximum

Ramp Up to 7% grade (at reduced speed)

Weight

700 lbs (320 kg)

Power

Lead acid 48 volt-82 amp hour batteries   (NiCad and Lithium Ion options available)

Drive Motor

Brushless DC

Noise Level

55 dB

Accuracy

Lateral ± 0.6 in (15 mm),    longitudinal ± 1 in (26 mm)

Ingress Protection Rating

IP 54, protects enclosure from dust and   splashing water