The hospital Hamburg-Eppendorf is among Europe’s most modern clinics. In 2010 a seven-floor building together with a Heliport on the rooftop was built. This hospital
has 400 rooms and each ward contains 28 beds, the intensive care unit alone has 60 beds. It took three years to complete the new hospital and the cost of the construction amounted to 188 million euros.
For the new building an Automated Guided Vehicle (AGV) system and a pneumatic tube system was desired and 33 vehicles, 34 transmitting and receiving stations, 250 roll containers, an automatic container washing system, two automated storage systems and automated lift systems for transporting containers were realized.
Today the total University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf consists of more than 80 clinics, polyclinics and institutes distributed amongst 14 centers. With 1736 beds, including 242 beds in the University Heart Center Hamburg (UHZ) and 58 beds in the Martini-Klinik.
The University Hospital Hamburg Eppendorf is still undergoing restructuring measures. They are looking to add new buildings, Martini-Klinik with a pneumatic tube system and an AGV system. The research building “Campus Forschung” (Campus Research) will also be provided with an AGV system. Further infrastructure measures as the tunnel construction between the new buildings with an AGV system and a pneumatic tube system are on their way with the “Zukunftsplan 2050” (Future Plan 2050).
Conveyor systems (AGV, PTS, elevators, logistics)