Understanding the unique requirements of the medical sector
The components RH manufactures for the medical sector are critical to the recovery of patients and the continued wellbeing of staff. When creating lab and medical equipment, it is paramount that these products meet exacting standards of functionality and safety. Therefore, they must be reliable and easy to clean with protection against biological and chemical liquid spills, as well as penetration from cleaning solutions. In addition, we can supply interfaces and graphic overlays that also incorporate a special coating that inhibits the growth of potentially harmful bacteria, mildew and moulds, such as MRSA and E. coli. As a result, all parts supplied are fully compliant with Reach and RoHS European Union directives. For this purpose, RH provides a wide range of keypads and overlays used in hospitals and laboratories all over the world.
To illustrate typical applications:
- Syringe Pumps
- Breath Testers
- Nurse Call Systems
- Life Support Monitors
- Controllers for Laparoscopic Surgery
- Temperature and Environmental Chamber
Autotex AM with Microban antibacterial protection
When designing Membrane Keypads for use in medical equipment it is important to remember that often the equipment is located in high-risk areas such as operating theatres or intensive care units. Therefore, the surface of these HMIs requires critical hygiene levels due to the number of operators touching the surface. Hence, user contact is responsible for the increased chance of spreading infection. For that reason applying an Autotex AM film surface on a membrane touch switch provides dependable and constant protection against bacterial contamination. Soon as bacteria come into contact with the Autotex AM surface, the antimicrobial function disrupts the cell wall and affects the ability of the bacteria to reproduce. The resulting cell disruption inhibits further growth and spread of bacteria. In summary, Antimicrobial products can kill micro-organisms which include bacteria, fungi, moulds and viruses.
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5 Reasons Membrane Keypads are Perfect for the Medical Sector
When it comes to designing new medical equipment, it may be useful to recall 5 reasons that make a membrane keypad or membrane switch the ideal solution to your design needs.