The new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 keeps the world in suspense. It spreads at an unprecedented speed and exhibits treacherous characteristics. SCHURTER takes this fact into account and has prioritized and ramped up the production of its components and input systems, which are used in medical devices.
At the time of writing, the world has more than 5 million confirmed cases of the life-threatening viral disease COVID-19, which attacks the respiratory tract in particular, and the number is still rising. A national state of emergency has been declared almost everywhere, public life has been paralysed. The damage to national economies runs into the trillions.
Thanks to decades of experience in manufacturing as a supplier to the medical technology industry, SCHURTER was able to avert the lockdown of numerous of its own production facilities. System-relevant operations, which include SCHURTER production plants, were closed in very few countries. As a result and thanks to a high degree of flexibility, SCHURTER was able to drastically increase its capacities for medical technology.
It quickly became evident that the global capacities for respirators would most likely not be sufficient in the event of an unrestrained outbreak of the virus. Analysis systems for blood samples are also of vital importance for assessing the crisis situation. These too were not available in sufficient numbers. In these areas SCHURTER works closely with the most renowned manufacturers of such devices and supplies components for simple and safe operation of these vital medical devices. A massive expansion of production is being driven forward at full speed.
Human Machine Interfaces
Respirators must be operated by qualified specialists. To ensure that they remain operable, they must meet high standards. The input systems must be adapted to the abilities, demands and characteristics of the users and the tasks to be performed. Priority should be given to the following points: intuitive operation by means of a few, clearly recognisable input options; clear feedback from the interface that input has been correctly recognised; logical menu structure based on human thinking; presentation of information in accordance with human receptivity.
SCHURTER has enormous know-how in the field of touchscreens and supplies the world’s most renowned manufacturers.
V-Lock Cord Retention
Sometimes all it takes is a little mishap. Out of carelessness, you pull on the wrong cable and the plug is already out. In medical technology, you simply can’t afford such a thing. This does not only apply to the surgical operating theatre, but also to all life-supporting and life-monitoring systems. SCHURTER relies on the V-Lock cord retention system that has proven itself in professional use.
SCHURTER is an internationally leading innovator and manufacturer of electric and electronic components. The company focuses on safe power supply and easy-to-use equipment. Its extensive product portfolio comprises standard solutions in the fields of circuit protection, plugs and connectors, EMC products, switches, input systems and electronic manufacturing services. SCHURTER’s global network of representative offices ensures reliable delivery and professional customer service. Where standard products are unsuitable, the company develops client-specific solutions.