InTrac
Advantages

THE INTEGRATED SOLUTION FOR MEDICAL LABORATORIES AND PHLEBOTOMIES

At the sample reception, delays may occur between the unpacking and registration of patient samples. After registration, the samples often are not processed immediately to the next workstation. Valuable time for the analysis of the samples gets lost.
This also applies to the specimen collection. There is often a delay in the process flow, because after appropriate time for coagulation (serum samples)  the samples are usually not send to the laboratory for registration immediately.

Our solution

InTrac is an intelligent conveyor belt system for distribution of closed sample tubes.

InTrac is used as a central solution for sample distribution in the laboratory and can be used in phlebotomies as well.

SIMPLE

  • Simple loading of tubes
  • Continuous feeding and transport of samples
  • Direct connection to the ATRAS Sorter
  • Low maintenance
  • Easy to clean

FLEXIBLE

  • Modular and easily expandable
  • Easily adaptable to local circumstances
  • Obstacles can be overcome
    • Passage through walls
    • Elevation allows barrier-free passage
    • Transport to other floors (planned)

RELIABLE

  • Robust, secure and reliable
  • Recognition of blockages
  • Safe guidance of the tubes by belts and lateral walls
  • Runs on 24 V DC low voltage
Sample reception

CONTINUOUS SAMPLE REGISTRATION WITH INTRAC

The combination of InTrac and ATRAS enables the fast and continuous registration and sorting of samples with simultaneous plausibility check.

Advantages:

  • Fast visual inspection of incoming samples
  • No further walking routes
  • Continuous loading of the ATRAS
  • Optimization of processes according to the FIFO principle (First In First Out)
InTrac can also be used without ATRAS. In this case, after the sample registration, the closed sample tubes are automatically and continuously transported to the workstations.

 

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Sample distribution

AUTOMATIC SAMPLE DISTRIBUTION BY INTRAC

Automatische Probenverteilung durch InTrac

After registration by the ATRAS, the closed samples are automatically transported to the next working area.

This is illustrated by the example of hematology. The EDTA samples are transported by means of InTrac directly from the sample reception area to the hematology work area. Possible spacial obstacles are overcome effortlessly. As shown here, the samples are transported directly into the ATRAS of the hematology work area and sub-sorted for further analysis.

Advantages:

  • Automatic forwarding of samples for analysis without manual steps
  • Continuous sample flow
  • Overcoming spacial obstacles
  • Direct connection of ATRAS to InTrac for further sub-sorting of hematology samples possible

Blood collection

SMOOTH PROCESSES DUE TO INTRAC

Blood draw in specimen collection centers is usually done in individual cabins. After collection, the samples are placed on the conveyor belt while maintaining the standing times for sera and are automatically transported to the next station. This can be a collection container or an ATRAS for for sample registration and pre-sorting.

Advantages:

  • Smooth workflow without interruptions
  • Continuous and timely sample transport
  • Optional connection of ATRAS for registration and sorting of samples for further processing
  • Time saving through compliance with the FIFO principle (First In First Out)

There are further advantages when ATRAS is optionally connected to InTrac:

  • The samples are registered promptly.
  • A plausibility check is carried out (optional).
  • If the ATRAS is located in the phlebotomy, samples can be sorted here for remote laboratory areas.
  • If InTrac leads into the sample receipt area of the laboratory, all advantages of the sample registration in the laboratory can already be used here.