Hospital Construction & Expansion

TUG is an excellent option for automating logistics in new or expanding hospitals.

Watch the short video to learn how UCSF addressed the logistics challenges using TUG.

 Benefits of TUG in Hospital Expansions

  • Addresses the labor needs of expanded facility through automation.

  • Improves worker safety and reduces worker injury costs.

  • Improves space utilization through reductions in storage locations.

  • Provides relief to pneumatic tube systems that are not capable of serving new construction.

  • Works in existing construction. Seamless integration between new and existing buildings.

  • Design-neutral implementation.  Works with your existing interior designs.

  • Infrastructure free implementation.  Will not require new infrastructure to building.

Hospital Construction – Logistics Magnified

Hospital construction adds space and to existing operations and the challenges surrounding internal logistics and moving materials increase.  Considerable attention is typically given to how materials will move in the expanded facility – and for good reason.


New Hospital Construction Magnifies Logistics

Freedom of Design

TUG Robot Aids New Hospital Construction

With Aethon as your partner, you can focus on structural and facility interior design, not robotics. This fully autonomous mobile robot technology allows complete facility access without special infrastructure or design requirements: no tracks, wires, magnets or beacons. There’s nothing to detract from your building layout.   TUG’s small footprint allows travel all the way to the point of use, creating efficiency for unit-based care staff. That means long distances are bridged without adding courier staff and clean/soiled space can be minimized or reallocated.


TUG Robot Rides ElevatorsValue Add Without Added Budget

  • The Aethon solution includes door and elevator integration for guaranteed compatibility and easy sourcing.
  • No special infrastructure or engineering means a very low install cost.
  • No planning specialists or engineers are required to accommodate the robots.

Building a Better Healthcare Facility

TUG Robot in New Hospital Construction

More than 140 hospitals across the U.S. have firsthand experience that TUG is a safe, dependable, affordable and proven delivery system that promotes patient and team member satisfaction by:

  • Improving productivity
  • Reducing workplace injuries caused by pushing heavy carts
  • Refocusing patient care staff on their core functions
  • Reducing order-to-delivery time
  • Keeping up with the growing demand for new orders
  • Advancing patient outcomes and satisfaction
  • Improving regulatory compliance
  • Decreasing inadvertent damage to building caused by manually driven carts
  • Eliminating time wasted tracking down and refilling missing doses

Although TUG technology is successfully installed in existing facilities, planning for this delivery robot during design of a new facility has added benefits. To learn more, click here to contact us. You can also go to the Attania site and search for Aethon and/or Robotic Delivery System.