Our workhorse, high volume system for Central Fill and Mail Order sites

Our Mid-size Tote-based system is a highly efficient, RDS robotic-based design for small to mid-sized central fill/mail order sites. Known as the “workhorse” of our high volume offerings, the system easily scales to fill a wide range of prescription volumes and tackles all aspects of prescription fulfillment.

Mid-size Tote-based Guide
Prescription Volume Range
2,000 – 8,000 Rxs/8-hour Shift

Typical Pharmacy Types

  • Independent pharmacy with multiple stores
  • Small to mid-size retail chain
  • Hospital with multiple outpatient pharmacy sites
  • Federal health care pharmacy serving multiple sites
  • Mail order/closed-door pharmacy

The Workhorse Components

Vial Delivery

Vial Delivery comprises various components to supply the appropriate vial size (20, 40, or 60 dram) for each prescription. Vial Hoppers store the three vial sizes for processing. The Vial Queue provides the specific size vial for each order. The Labeler prints bar coded labels for all orders to be robotically filled. Vial Transport delivers vials via a pneumatic tube to the appropriate robotic dispensing system.

Robotic Dispensing

Our RDS robotic dispensing system is an enclosed pod configuration that includes a FANUC® robot, 350 dispensers, a printer, a USB camera (for internal imaging), and an automatic capping device. Each RDS fills up to 300 Rxs/hour. You can also incorporate additional dispensing into your design with PharmASSIST ROBOTx systems and our cabinet-based counting technology for “manual filling.”

Internal Imaging

After the RDS fills each prescription, its USB camera takes an image of the vial contents and stores the image for use at the verification workstation. The system also offers a remote PV2 option for verification to help reduce the number of pharmacists needed on site.

Tote Converying

The tote conveying system (single or multi-tiered) employs RFID technology, enabling efficient and orderly transport and traffic management to your robotic dispensing, Symphony workstations, collation, packaging, and shipping. RFID tags communicate with Symphony to facilitate real-time Rx tracking for all prescriptions.

Symphony Workflow

PharmASSIST Symphony for High Volume serves as the operations control center for your system. Symphony tracks virtually every event in the system, and can include a customer-specific dashboard that provides real-time status and full visibility into your site’s daily activity. Symphony’s information management and reporting tools help you tightly manage and optimize the performance of your system and staff on an ongoing basis. The system includes Symphony workstations for manual filling, Rx verification, and packing/shipping.

Automated Collation

You can automatically collate all prescriptions filled in vials/bottles for each patient’s order using RxCollect™ robotic collation technology. The device collects all prescriptions for a given patient’s order and places the vials/bottles in the appropriate collation queue. Upon collecting all prescriptions for a patient’s order, RxCollect releases the queue of vials/bottles into a single awaiting prescription carrier unit (e.g., a tote), and the tote then moves to its next destination for continued processing. You can add RxCollect to any new high-volume pharmacy design or to any existing high-volume pharmacy system (Innovation or non-Innovation) with minimal disruption of operations.

We categorize this system by the number of robotic dispensing pods (e.g., RDS-1, 2 or 4). You can start with an RDS-1 and scale up to the other configurations, including scaling in all other areas (e.g., vial delivery, conveyor, workstations, etc.), if necessary. Additionally, all your dispensers and software migrate forward to the next levels of our High Volume Solutions.

Pure Quality

Safety Protocols

PharmASSIST dispensing delivers unmatched counting accuracy, prevents unauthorized access, eliminates cross contamination, and prevents dispensing of expired medications. The PharmASSIST dispenser’s bar code-driven quality protocols for initial assignment, replenishment, and return-to-stock ensure complete accuracy and safety.

The Core Dispenser

The PharmASSIST dispenser is a wholly independent smart device that stores, counts, and dispenses virtually all tablet/capsule medications, all simultaneously. The dispenser self calibrates the counting of virtually all newly added medications, enabling your staff to add new medications to dispensers immediately and spend more time focused on your patients.

Pharmacy Intelligence

Want real answers before you invest? Our Pharmacy Intelligence assesses your operational risks, optimizes your system design and processes, and accurately forecasts your results. You don’t incur the costs of implementing and then changing a live production system, which saves you invaluable time and resources and gives you complete confidence in your system design, growth path, and automation decisions.

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