General FAQ of ETV system

1. What is ETV system?

Ans: Stands for Electric Track Vehicle.It is most advanced transport solution for hospitals of more than 100 beds.It is a rail-based conveyor system moves hori-zontal and vertical direction with one single system of Flexible modular con-struction system has intelligent and disinfecting containers with Constant monitoring of transport activity Designed to hospital goods transport can take load up to 15 kg.

2. What is the maximum load that can be carried by UniCar?

Ans: Maximum load capacity of unciar is 15 Kg.

3.What are the material which can be transported in unciar? can you mention it in % of hospital small goods that can be transported?

Ans: All materials except food & Linen ( examples : Patients consu-mables/disposables/blood packs/infusion drip sets/medicine/patients files/X-ray films/ C.D/ Sterile instruments (So we can transport 90% of hospital small goods)

4. What is size of unicar trolley and internal dimensions?

Ans: Description: Closed, self-propelled, container for transportation of small goods within buildings Transportation upright, suspended and vertical in two directions of travel. L480xW175xH400mm (volume capacity 33,6L)

5. How safe and secure are the goods with telelift’s unicar? is there any cross contamination possible?

Ans: Once cover is closed and when it starts moving it cannot be open until it reaches station and Pin number code can be set by sender if needed. As for cross contamination is unlikely every car is clean/swipe with alco-hol/disinfectant in most hospitals standard operating procedures and not for-getting our Antimicrobial coating and optional UV Light disinfection available now in 2 types ( sterile chamber or build in trolley)

6.How the hygiene is maintained in unicar? How frequently it needs to be cleaned and what is the procedure for same?

Ans: Please see above and it all depends on hospital standards, key point is very easy to swipe/clean the inside of the trolley/container

7. How Unicar (Telelift) is better than PTS?

Ans: Firstly the 15 times payload (15Kg) per trip, can be locked. Can be track and monitored, can document all transaction, on demand or pre-planned route, easily expanded, Low running and maintenance costs and last but not least increasing productive, reliability and efficiency.

8.What is the space requirement form installation of the system? do you require more space than PTS?

Ans: It does not take more space than the PTS for all ceiling installation but PTS needs a dedicated plant/machine room at basement for all the pumps/diverter etc. ( we only need PC and monitor). Stations can be customised to park from 1- 10 trolleys if needed and the rest of trolleys can be parked inside ceiling.

9. What is minimum height of sealing required to install the system?

Ans: From floor to false ceiling recommended will be 2.5/3 meters for visible installation and non-visible ( inside false ceiling) we need from raw concrete to false ceiling 600mm (0.6M)

Purple : Floor to False Sealing: Min 2.5/3 M Yellow : Floor to Unicar : Min 2.1/2.6 M

10. Does the system need to be installed before construction?

Ans: For new hospitals, will be progressive installations and finished hospitals it can be anytime convenient

11. What is the amount of sound produced?

Ans: For well-maintained trolley the sound is low similar to moving a surgical microscope ( 30-40 decibels)

12. When one can expect the return on investment in 300 bed hospital?

Ans: ROI calculation will depend on savings on buying 1 or 2 elevators less as our trolleys can go up/down, power consumption,labour costs, lift mainten-ance costs what about intangible costs like unsecured delivery loosing valuable items, tracking/documentations in case of legal case. ROI is generally comes in 2-3 years. ROI is faster if hospitals beds are more.

13. What is the transportation time?

Ans: For every 100 meters it will take about 2.7 mins.

14. What is the process for empty container management? can you track the container?

Ans: Every container/trolley has its own IP address so they are visible on the PC screen ( monitoring and tracking when is moving) For managing empty trolleys you can tell it to parked at certain levels of the entire building /station to wait for further instructions. Better still we can check with users their logistic flow/demand and we can program the trolleys accordingly.

15. What is the life cycle of the system?

Ans: From installation and with well maintenance it should last atlest 30 years.

16. What is the electricity consumption for a 300 beded hospital project? is it more than PTS system?

Ans: As our system is ON DEMAND means no power needed with no transport but not PTS it will to maintain residual power, therefore our trolley consumed 5 watts ( almost negligible) and PTS 76 watts per trip. Using this information you can multiply the daily/monthly/yearly trips with the local energy costs to get the estimated running costs

17. What in case of power failure?

Ans: After the power is restored the information stored in the trolley is still there and if it is the station terminal will resend the last info back to the trolley and it knows where to go. Not possible with PTS.

18. What are associated hazards and how you overcome them?

Ans: Most common problem is OVERLOADING the trolley so instead of 15 Kg they stuff 16/17 Kg etc. and when the trolley climb vertically it will stop due to the weight. So we have an optional weighing scale that can be installed at certain stations with high throughput.

19. Is there any air contamination like PTS system in ETV?

Ans: No, as we do not suck and push the unfiltered air in the plant/machine room at basement to various ICU/CCU etc.

20. What are chances of failure or break down in your system?

Ans: Once the system is well installed and with yearly preventive checks/maintenance it will fly like an aeroplane for the next 30-40 years before you scrapped it.