The AL10 robot is used to optimize the work flow in a CSSD by transporting racks between instrument washers, storage tables and the return hatch.
IMPROVED WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The AL10 helps to automate the heavy pushing, lifting, twisting and bad working positions that the staff would otherwise have to perform. The robot is incredibly quiet, which contributes to a better working environment. The users can work side by side with the robot, since it is able to navigate around dynamic objects.
KEN AL10 will detect when a Washer Disinfector is free for use, and it can prioritize urgent loads. KEN AL10 will take orders as they arrive, but if there is an urgent order for new goods arrive, the AL10 allows you to skip the queue of racks. As soon as the next instrument washer is available, the AL10 will prioritize the chosen task.
EVENS OUT THE WORKLOAD
For optimal utilization of resources, the AL10 is programmed to evenly distribute the workload between the instrument washer to even out the wear and improve the flow through the CSSD. An even wear on the machines can result in a more predictable and uniform service pattern, making it possible for the users to plan when machines are to be serviced.
The robot uses cameras, built-in sensors and laser scanners as well as sophisticated software, enabling it to detect the environment and select the most efficient route to the target while safely avoiding obstacles and people.
The RFID reader must be installed in the instrument washer for recognition of racks and automatic start of the right program. The RFID reader detects the incoming rack, and verifies the racks position with the robot server.
Depending on the workload and the transport distance in the CSSD, normally one AL10 robot can handle up to eight instrument washers on the unclean and the clean side respectively.
The robot can operate for several hours without charging, but when there is a free time, the robot will go to charge. The charging place is also the parking spot for the robot overnight, when it is not busy, and when the AL10 system is inactive awaiting new jobs.