conveyors may be used to transport boxes approximately 400 mm wide x 1800 mm
long x 200 mm deep (16 inches wide by 22 inches long by 8-1/2 inches deep).
Box conveyors are suitable for transporting materials such as pharmaceuticals,
sterile supplies, medical records, x-ray film and patient utensils. Conveyor
systems are normally ratted at 8 boxes per minute. For large health
facilities utilizing integrated materials handling methods, automatic loading
an unloading cart lifts are considered more efficient than box conveyors.
a. The vertical element of a conveyor system will be equipped to load
and unload automatically. The control stations will be capable of
dispatching tote boxes to any landing or floor level in the building.
Conveyors and branch lifts will be capable of transporting materials
horizontally to remote stations.
b. Carrier tote boxes will be furnished with covers and will be coded to
identify the type of material transported.