Reduction in the collection’s footprint for a private medical facility.

The project

A private medical facility moved its repository of 50.1 million pathology slides, wet tissue specimens, and paraffin blocks to a new location one-third the size of the previous facility.

The solution

PeakLogix designed and integrated eight double-tiered horizontal carousels to maximize the facility’s cubic space. This reduced the collection’s footprint from 45,000 square feet to 15,200 square feet, while still allowing for an expected annual growth of 500,000 slides for the following two years.

The results

67% reduction in the collection’s footprint.

The new carousel system not only accommodates the entire collection in one-third the space, but also allows for years of growth. By automating the system and improving the layout, the client was also able to reduce the staff required for operations.