MagneMotion Selected by ARUP Laboratories for Automation Project


MagneMover®LITE Automation System Will Double Throughput

Devens, MA - MagneMotion is pleased to announce that ARUP Laboratories, an enterprise of the University of Utah and a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory, has chosen the MagneMover LITE (MM LITE) intelligent transport system to replace its existing automation system. The approximately 300-meter long MM LITE conveyor system will utilize 500 MM LITE motors and will provide the speed and precision to double ARUP's current throughput capacity for samples processed on a daily basis. MagneMotion has begun delivering key parts of the system which will be fully operational by 2014.

"ARUP has a vision for implementing best-in-class automation as part of this major lab upgrade at their campus in Salt Lake City. MagneMotion was thrilled to be chosen to provide a key element of that world-leading automation capability with our MagneMover LITE intelligent transport system," stated Peter Mattila, MagneMotion VP of Sales and Marketing.

"MagneMotion's MM LITE system is highly advanced and the perfect fit for ARUP's world class automation system," stated Heidi Kildee, Project Manager, Automation Projects, ARUP Laboratories. "The systems speed, ease of use and continuous tracking of samples were all factors that led to ARUP choosing this product. In addition, the modularity of MagneMotion's MM LITE automation system gives us flexibility for future growth."

Dr. Charles Hawker, Scientific Director, Automation and Special Projects, ARUP Laboratories, presented details of the new system at the eighth Cherry Blossom Symposium on Clinical Laboratory Automation in Seoul, South Korea on April 12, 2012.

About MagneMotion

MagneMotion provides Linear Synchronous Motors (LSMs) and advanced transport solutions for high performance assembly, process, test and manufacturing automation. MagneMotion's LSM products are used to create faster, more efficient, and more reliable automation solutions than conventional systems. The LSM technology is embodied in the company's QuickStick and MagneMover® LITE product lines, which can accommodate a variety of acceleration, speed, and payload requirements. MagneMotion's advanced LSM technology is a breakthrough and provides significant advantages in powering automation, manufacturing and logistics systems, as well as in a new class of shipboard elevators developed for the U.S. Navy. In addition, MagneMotion is developing a new generation of Magnetic Levitation (Maglev) technology for urban transit applications under contract to the Federal Transit Administration. Organizations ranging from the U.S. military and government agencies, to Fortune 100®companies and leading automation systems integrators adopt MagneMotion's technology for superior results.

About ARUP

ARUP Laboratories is a national clinical and anatomic pathology reference laboratory and an enterprise of the University of Utah and its Department of Pathology. With more than 3,000 employees, ARUP offers in excess of 3,000 tests and test combinations, ranging from routine screening tests to highly esoteric molecular and genetic assays.
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