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A new life for the pneumatic tube system

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The Italian company Pipe§net want to revitalize the pneumatic tube system which was used for the transportation of money and change in department stores. They want to use a magnetic field to let capsules with a diameter of sixty centimeters float and move in a tube system. Franco Cotana, a physics engineer of the University of Perugia, patented the system in 2003.

A revolution for freight transports

According to his calculations it can be used to transport goods up to 50 kilograms with a speed of 1.500 kilometer per hour against lower costs then road- or railtransport, because the costs of building the infrastructure is less expensive.

Read and see more about our possible future at the website of Pipe§net



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A new life for the pneumatic tube system

  Last updated: 16-07-2018


A new life for the pneumatic tube system


  Pneumatic Tube Calendar

19 April 1898 (121 years ago)
Underground pneumatic tube mail service connected the central Philadelphia post office with Pennsylvania and Reading terminals

4 April 1910 (109 years ago)
Commissioning Pneumatic Tube Mail Algiers, Algeria

28 April 1950 (68 years ago)
Pneumatic Tube Mail between New York and Brooklyn (mail carried in tubes across the Brooklyn Bridge) ends because of repairs on the bridge and was never restored

30 April 1984 (34 years ago)
Pneumatic Tube Mail system Paris France out of business