Navigation Links
Flintec Load Cell Design Helps to Create Vital Medical Solutions
Date:9/11/2009

Load cell design specialist Flintec has recruited eight new software and electronic developers to meet growing demand in its rapidly expanding medical devices division. Medical equipment is Flintec's fastest growing area of business. Increasing numbers of specialist manufacturers are tasking Flintec's load cell design experts to custom build the precision measuring systems at the heart of their life-saving hospital equipment. Highly accurate precision load cells and electronics from Flintec are being used in new dialysis machines.

Cardiff, Wales (PRWEB) September 11, 2009 -- Load cell design specialist Flintec has recruited eight new software and electronic developers to meet growing demand in its rapidly expanding medical devices division.

Medical equipment is Flintec's fastest growing area of business.

Increasing numbers of specialist manufacturers are tasking Flintec's load cell design experts to custom build the precision measuring systems at the heart of their life-saving hospital equipment.

Highly accurate precision load cells and electronics from Flintec are being used in new dialysis machines.

They are used in critical organ failure situations, keeping patients alive by measuring precisely the quantities of fresh blood and waste blood involved in the dialysis process.

Flintec's load cells and electronics carry out highly accurate measurements up to 2,500 times per second.

Flintec Managing Director David Weeks said: "What we have given the clients are products which are far more reliable than the ones offered by their previous supplier and they are delighted with the performance."

Load cell design experts at Flintec have also created custom-made load cells and connector circuits for a US medical manufacturer's new infusion pumps.

The infusion pumps are used in fluid drips in a wide range of clinical environments - hospitals, out patient clinics and home care - to provide safe and accurate pain relief.

Flintec's piston load cell is a "very important part of the pump - it is critical to the quality," said Mr Weeks.

Load cell design specialists at Flintec have also designed a force sensor used in an advanced artificial knee joint.

The dual-channel sensor helps to control the movement of the intelligent knee joint so that it flexes or remains firm, depending upon the movements of the user.

Unlike normal artificial legs, which simply swing under gravity, the new knee joint enables a much more natural form of movement.

Mr Weeks said: "It has been used to help injured troops coming back from Afghanistan and Iran."

Flintec's rapid expansion in the medical sector is being fuelled by the company's drive to carry out more custom load cell design work.

The company's engineers are continually seeking out new challenging new load cell applications that require innovation and custom solutions.

Group Head of Engineering Bruce Somerton's background is in the medical devices industry, predominantly in the area of patient handling.

Mr Somerton said: "In our work for the medical sector, we are pushing and challenging our engineers.

"You have to consider every possible eventuality, document all the possibilities, assess the risks and then mitigate them."

For more information about load cell design solutions from Flintec, please contact David Weeks, +44 (0)2920 797959, www.flintec.com.

Information for Editors:

www.flintec.com

Flintec UK Ltd
Unit G6, Capital Point
Capital Point Business Park
Wentloog Avenue
Cardiff, CF3 2PY
Tel. +44 (0)2920 797959
Fax +44 (0)2920 797939

Flintec is one of the world's largest manufacturers of precision load cells and strain gage electronics - innovating a diverse range of force measurement solutions for customers who demand optimum accuracy, quality and customer service.

Founded in Sweden the company has focused upon the design and manufacture of strain gages, load cells, measurement electronics and software for a diverse industry base from weighing machinery to new markets in the medical device, industrial and agricultural machinery and process automation sectors.

Flintec is part of the Swedish Indutrade Group (www.indutrade.se) listed on the OMX Nordic Exchange Stockholm. Indutrade comprises 100 subsidiaries with 3,000 employees and an annual revenue of $1 billion.

Our teams have always actively sought out the most difficult load cell weighing and force measurement challenges. Flintec innovates solutions for applications that rival firms either ignored or tackled badly.

In recent years, Flintec has expanded with:

 
  • two hi-tech major manufacturing facilities in Sri Lanka (at Katunayake and Koggola)
  • sales, distribution and customer support facilities in the USA, Brazil, Sweden, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Sri Lanka, China and India
  • 1,000 highly-trained employees committed to developing innovating measurement solutions, maximum accuracy and rapid delivery.

Major sectors served include process weighing, weighing machinery, industrial and agricultural vehicles, medical device manufacturing, test & measurement plus process automation & control.

###

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2009/09/prweb2851414.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2009 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. MSU engineering team designs innovative medical device
2. UCLA study identifies designer estrogen as potential MS drug
3. Implantable device designed to detect, stop seizures under study at MCG
4. Smith & Nephew Endoscopys KINSA(R) RC Suture Anchor Designed for Secure Repair of Rotator Cuff Injuries
5. Design Resource Extends Support for Orthopaedic and Cardiovascular Devices
6. Bullying Prevention Institute Designed to Empower Change in Schools
7. Smilebox and Lifetime Television Promote Breast Cancer Awareness With Multimedia Designs for Sending Mammogram Reminders and Celebrating Courage
8. Lafley Tells Shareholders That P&G is Designed to Grow
9. Independence Blue Cross Announces No Pay Getaway Promotion Designed to Encourage Healthy Behaviors
10. Fauquier Hospital - One of Only Five Nationwide to Receive Formal Designation as Patient-Centered Hospital
11. Regence Introduces Two New Plans Designed Especially for Small to Mid-Size Companies
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:2/6/2016)... ... 06, 2016 , ... Research has shown that building shame ... frequency and level of relapse. , At the 2016 iaedp Symposium, ... explore the critical tasks of the recovery phase and beyond including relapse prevention ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... Today, the Whole-Food Warrior ... that the much-anticipated feature with author Jahnavi Foster, specialist in healthy vegetarian cuisine, will ... , Each week, on his weekly Whole-Food Warrior TV show, Frank Davis highlights Whole-Food ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... Santa Rosa, CA (PRWEB) , ... February 05, ... ... are pleased to announce the addition of micro-needling services in their Napa Valley ... appearance. The founders of Plastic Surgery Associates, Dr. Canales and Dr. Furnas, are ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... ... February 05, 2016 , ... ... to funding innovative lymphoma research and serving the lymphoma community through a comprehensive ... once again host, Swirl, A Wine Tasting Event at the La Gorce Country ...
(Date:2/5/2016)... , ... February 05, 2016 , ... Regular gym users ... themselves having to wait longer to access the treadmills. It’s a predictable trend. After ... to lose weight and get in shape by joining gyms, starting new walking or ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:2/4/2016)... LONDON , Feb. 4, 2016 ... Summary Global Markets Direct,s, ,Wegener Polyangiitis - ... the Wegener Polyangiitis,s therapeutic pipeline. This report ... Wegener Polyangiitis, complete with comparative analysis at various ... action (MoA), route of administration (RoA) and molecule ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Feb. 4, 2016 Summary Breast cancer, ... and the most common cancer in women worldwide, accounting ... exceedingly prevalent. The number of women diagnosed with breast ... the number of deaths has declined due to earlier ... has been revolutionized in the past four decades, especially ...
(Date:2/4/2016)... Frontier Pharma: Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease ... Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) is ... the airways and lungs. Persistent breathing difficulties and ... one of the leading causes of morbidity and ... COPD is linked to cumulative exposure to risk ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: