ACCESSORIES AND SERVICES

MODULES

Inlet module

The Inlet Module is the core module of an AMHS system. Library patrons use the Inlet Module to return materials to the library. The patron places the materials into the AMHS Inlet Module where the module automatically registers the materials as returned to the library system’s database. The Inlet Module is typically activated from a touch screen that guides the library patron through the check in process. In most installations, the Inlet Module is the only part of the AMHS system that is visible to the public.
The Inlet Module can be integrated into an outer wall with a 24h-hatch system. With this option the AMHS can be used outside the library’s normal hours of operation. The Inlet Module is also available as a specialized staff inlet version or as a smaller staff version, the Staff Compact.

Staff feed module – Staff Compact

The Staff Compact is a new option for the traditional staff Inlet Module. The Staff Compact is extremely space-efficient and is electrically height adjustable. The compact and efficient design provides for easy integration into library spaces of all sizes and the ergonomic features provide for safe and easy use by library staff.

Sorting Module

The Sorting Module moves the material through the system to Ergo trolleys, sort bins, or totes. A Sorting Module has two conveyor systems; conveyor bands to move the material forward in the AMHS system and conveyor rollers to drop the material to the sorting position on either side of the sort module.

Turning Table Unit

The Turning Table Unit is placed before the sorting modules in the AMHS system. The purpose of the turning table is re-orient the books with the spine of the book positioned to load onto the Ergo Trolleys with the spine facing up. This orientation allows staff to read title and label information for re-shelving.

Conveyer module

The Conveyor Module is used to move material from the inlet module to the sorting modules. Conveyors are used in multi-inlet setups for spacing the inlets, as well as managing the device footprint in a library. The shortest conveyor module span is 500 mm and longest is 1200 mm.

Curve Conveyer

The Curve Conveyor is typically used when there is a need for an angle or curvature to adjust the AMH to fit along a wall or make a turning a 90-degree corner easier. The main function of a Curve Conveyor is to move material to sorting modules. The smallest angle for a curve conveyor is 5 degrees.

Combined modules

Combined modules

Inlet

Inlet

Staff compact

Staff compact

Turning table

Turning table

Curve Conveyer

Curve Conveyer

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Sorting Bin

Sorting Bin

Smart Trolley

Smart Trolley

Index Tote

Index Tote

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SORTING OPTIONS

All P.V. Supa AMHS system can sort books and other material to different types of containers. These include a normal Sorting Bin, Ergo Trolley or an Index Tote system. The Sorting Bin is the most commonly used container and is easy to use with all kinds of material. Ergo trolleys are best when used with material that has a fast circulation time and items are of similar size. Index Tote, with its totes/crates, is the best solution for material that is to be transferred to another library.

Sorting Bin

The sorting bin can hold about 200 items at once (based on an average item size of 6.3x8.3x1 inches). The capacity varies depending on the size of the material. If the AMHS system is 3-way sorting and the return frequency is about 600 items per hour, then the changing frequency for the bins is roughly one hour. Sorting bins can be changed without stopping the machine. When there is no sorting bin in a sorting position, the material that is supposed to go to the bin will be diverted to the overflow bin. Sorting bins can be used with all kinds of material.

Smart Trolley

The new generation Smart Trolley is designed to improve library staff ergonomics, workflow and the material handling process. The Smart Trolley is used in conjunction with the P.V. Supa Libretto material handling system or can be used as a stand-alone product.

Smart Trolley is ergonomic to handle and maneuver with an easy to use height adjustable handlebar and large lockable rubber castors.

Index Tote

Index Tote is a small lift for a Sorting module. It is used to fill transportation crates used by a library. The automation implemented in the Index Tote helps library staff in handling the crates. As materials are returned for routing, the materials fill the bins. The Index Tote can stack three bins/crates on top of each other next to the sorting module. Staff can easily move the totes/crates aside to wait for transportation pickup. This system improves the logistics between libraries as the library staff does not need to touch the material at all. The Index Tote utilizing transportation crates/totes is perfect for use with all types of materials.