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Medical technology

Medical technology is about people’s well-being. This means force measurement technology has to meet high standards of precision and functional reliability, often using as little space as possible. In addition to standard products, we also make use of customised, adapted solutions – one of tecsis particular strengths.

Weighing and pressure control are typical applications for force measurement in the medical industry. A medical dynamometer for example requires high precision and stability to ensure a correct diagnosis. tecsis has a great experience with customized force sensors and has designed various kinds of load cells that can meet the different requirements of the medical industry.

Applications

Incubators

In neonatal intensive care units, most babies are in an incubator (incubator). It serves primarily to stabilize the body temperature of the child and to provide it with warm, moist air and to monitor the body weight. In addition, oxygen is supplied on demand or infusions are placed. Special devices constantly monitor the condition of the newborn.

Usually, the children remain in the incubator until they are strong enough, their organ functions have stabilized and they are able to maintain their own body temperature.

Incubators create controlled ambient conditions for these various processes, which should be preserved and controlled. To monitor the weight of the newborn tecsis platform load cells are integrated into the incubator below the bed surface to take measurements. Products used include:

  • Platform load cells

Blood mixing scales

The blood is the best known and most common form of donation. In the body of an adult human circulate about five liters of blood. In a whole blood donation, blood is withdrawn from a vein in the crook of your arm.

The blood flows through a tube into a sterile bag, lying on a so-called blood mixing scale. During the dispensing operation the scale rocks the collected blood in the bag and it weighs the same. The donation will automatically stop when the set amount of 500ml is reached.

Blood donation companies and clinics use blood mixing scales to check collection quantity per time unit and to monitor the absolute quantity collected to make the donation just as secure as possible. Products used include:

  • Platform load cells

Infusion pumps

Apparatuses based infusion provides maximum safety for the patient. If there is insufficient hydrostatic pressure for an infusion, infusion and infusion syringe pumps are used to generate the variable pressures. In addition, an infusion pump acts as a brake, if the hydrostatic pressure due to a higher level would drain the infusion container too quickly.

For complex applications infusion and infusion syringe pumps are used, which guarantees an actively "pumping process" - and a selected pressure which is always present. In addition a defined feed rate can be adjusted.

Often achieved in infusion pumps to ensure the continuity of medication flow are miniature customised tecsis compression load cells. Products used include:

  • Miniature compression load cells

Due to 90 years of experience and advanced technology, tecsis can provide a variety of high-precision load cells

  • various geometries and different miniature sensor capacities
  • customized designs
  • good repeatability
  • easy to install

Load cells made by tecsis convince with their technical advantages

  • measuring ranges starting at 0.3kg
  • amplifiers with various signals mV/V, 4-20mA, 0-10V
  • protection type up to IP67

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