Where internal transport systems are concerned, Deerns’ specialists have a lot of knowledge and experience with:
- Pneumatic tube systems
- Automated guided vehicles (AGVs)
- Baggage handling systems
- Tray transport
Each of the above systems will contribute to an optimum performance of internal logistics. Deerns will provide you with an extensive logistic study and civil-engineering analysis in order to come up with a suitable design for such systems, whether they are to be used in new buildings or existing ones.
Pneumatic tube system
Pneumatic tube systems are used in health care, banks, department stores, and in industrial environments. This internal transport system is ideal for small objects that need to be processed promptly.
Depending on the required transport capacity, the dimensions of the goods to be dispatched, the layout of the building, and the specific needs and wishes of the user, Deerns will provide objective advice regarding the design of pneumatic tube systems. And we will optimise these designs by means of simulations. While taking into account the use and maintenance of the system, we will also consider the surroundings of the visible as well as invisible parts of the pneumatic tube system. That is why each design will be unique and project-specific.
To avoid conflicts between the design and other installations in the building, it is recommended to look at the possibilities for pneumatic tube systems as early in the development of the building as possible. Whether new installations or expansions of existing ones are concerned, we will always include the technological, civil-engineering, and financial aspects in our recommendations.
Automated Guided Vehicles (AGVs)
To transport goods or materials in hospitals, automated guided vehicles, or AGVs, are an ideal option. If AGVs are to be included in a project, it is very important to include these in the design from the very early stages. Deerns’ specialists will be able to tell you early on which principles are to be employed to allow your business processes to benefit optimally from these AGVs.
Deerns has studied the requirements of AGV systems to ensure optimum performance in hospitals.
The most important points of attention include:
- Continuity (high availability)
- Reduction of physical stress for staff (ergonomically sound)
- Low maintenance costs
- Environmentally friendly
- Integration into the building
Naturally, Deerns’ specialists can also draw up technical specifications and determine the logistic conditions for tendering of the installation. Our specialists will also be happy to supervise the realisation process for you.
Thanks to our thorough knowledge of the technologies applied and a more than adequate knowledge of the market and its products, you will be assured of the best possible advice.
Baggage handling systems
Baggage handling systems are an important part of the logistic processes in an airport. Both small and large airports will benefit from a smooth and correct sorting of baggage. The starting point of being able to offer good service to passengers is to deploy efficient, reliable, and cost saving solutions.
Deerns has ample experience in designing baggage-handling systems from scratch, including the capacity analysis preceding it. Each design is to optimally integrate into its civil-engineering environment.
All aspects of the baggage system are included:
- Departing baggage via check-in
- Transfer baggage
- HBS (Hold Baggage Screening)
- EBS (Early Baggage Storage) and baggage make-up
- Incoming baggage from the breakdown to the reclaim carousels
Deerns will design a highly efficient basic system based on:
- Amount of baggage
- Number of flights
- Desired flexibility
Naturally, such a basic system will match the complete MEP design of the airport as well as the civil-engineering and constructive preconditions.
Like pneumatic tube systems, tray transport is used in health care, offices, department stores, and in industrial environments, particularly as an internal transport system for small goods. Tray transport is eminently suitable for service-providing and distributing firms.
A rail-based tray-transport system comprises a simple rail system with self-propelled carts to realise the internal transport of goods between various locations. The rail system may comprise both horizontal and vertical tracks. Containers are connected to the carts. The type and dimensions of these containers depend on the objects to be transported. Various inlays are available. The tray transport system is often used in cases where pneumatic tube systems will not suffice for the transportation of objects of certain weights and sizes. It allows a wide variety of goods to be silently and efficiently distributed and transported.
Depending on the required transport capacity, the dimensions of the goods to be dispatched, the layout of the building, and the specific needs and wishes of the user, Deerns will provide objective advice regarding the design of tray transport systems.
To avoid conflicts between the design and other installations in the building, it is recommended to look at the possibilities for tray transport as early in the development of the building as possible. Whether new installations or expansions of existing ones are concerned, we will always include the technological, civil-engineering, and financial aspects in our recommendations.