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This is a brief overview of the common devices that a typical Pneumatic Tube System is composed of.


A station is the primary component of any pneumatic tube system. It is where the user sends or receives a carrier. There are many different styles of stations, depending on the requirements of the customer.


For lines that involve three or more stations that have the capability to all send to one another, at least one diverter is needed. A diverter is a device that typically has one pipe going into it, and several (usually three) pipes going out of it. It works very much like a train track system. Station A can send to Stations B, C, or D. When the user inputs an address, the diverter(s) automatically switch to the correct path so the carrier will reach its intended destination. Diverters are a very important part of medium and larger tube systems. SMB uses several types of diverters, depending on the system. All of our diverters boast a low operating cost and are high efficiency. Unlike other diverters that use noisy gears and chains to operate, our superior diverters are belt driven; they offer unrivaled reliability. Over time, metal chains can seize if they are not lubricated regularly. Belt driven diverters are simple to service and require very little maintenance.


The main source of air movement, or blower, provides either pressure or vacuum to the system with which the carrier is propelled through the pipe. Systems with more then one line require one blower per line. A smaller system with less traffic might just use one blower. There are different styles and sizes of blowers to accommodate the different diameters and distances of systems.