News Archive 2009

AGV's for new Dutch hospital
Egemin will develop and integrate an AGV system for the new hospital of the hospital Dutch group Jeroen Bosch Ziekenhuis in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. The system will take care of the internal transport of meals, linen, waste and goods between the pick-up points (central kitchen and transfer warehouse) and the delivery points at the wards. The order has been signed at the Egemin stand during the Logistica trade show in Utrecht on Thursday 12 November.

New facility at existing location

An impressive new building is currently being built in ‘s-Hertogenbosch that will combine the three existing locations in the city into one single state-of-the art health care complex. The new location will be equipped with plenty of innovations both in design and implementation. The application of soil thermal storage and an advanced building management system, for example, turn the hospital into one of the most energy-saving buildings in its kind.

An innovative concept for an innovative hospital

These innovations were also imposed as regards their choice for an internal logistics solution. Visitor, patient and logistic flows have been clearly separated from one another. Egemin has developed an AGV system for that purpose that operates in separate corridors and freight lifts. Egemin’s concept is unique in that way that the AGVs are capable of automatically picking and delivering the existing transport containers without the need of adapting or rebuilding them. This generates interesting cost savings and proves that creativity and innovation pay off.

Safe transportation between various floors

The AGVs supply the goods to different floors in the hospital by making use of various freight lifts which they can automatically enter and exit. The system is equipped with all required safety devices for a safe interaction with its surroundings and the staff. The AGV system is scheduled for integration and commissioning by the end of 2010.

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