How it works
Basically a pneumatic tube system consists of two stations linked by a tube. A blower produces pressure or vacuum to move a carrier between the two stations at a speed of about 6 m/s (20km/h).
If more than 2 stations are involved some intelligent steering is needed to manage the traffic. Divertors connect any station to the main tube line.
Pneumatic tube systems with several arrival and/or departure stations can be compared to a railway system: trains can go to or return from any destination, but they need a central command post to monitor the traffic.
As in a railway system everything is possible:
- tubes going into different directions
- divertors to send a carrier to any requested station
- one main station with several secondary stations
- staying standby waiting for the line to be free
In more complex systems:
- several carriers travelling at the same time
- waiting positions
- return empty carriers only when nothing else is waiting
All of this is controlled by state of the art electronics.
We always advice to start on a small basis, our pneumatic systems are modular and can easily be extended at your best – budgetary – convenience.