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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.


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A new life for the pneumatic tube system

  Last updated: 07-05-2021


A new life for the pneumatic tube system


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