DEMCON is the ideal partner for medical technology start-ups wanting to introduce an innovative product to the market. In the case of the artificial respiration systems of MACAWI, the match was so close that MACAWI Medical Systems is now part of the DEMCON group. MACAWI has unique expertise in artificial respiration and medical equipment and specialised knowledge of artificial respiration and analysis algorithms. The contribution of DEMCON consists of broad mechatronic expertise, knowledge of medical devices (including certification) and flexible production capacity. Together, they are in an excellent position to storm the international market.
A single appliance which can be used for artificial respiration for every patient, from premature babies to adults, simply by switching tubes. That is what the medical world is looking for. MACAWI developed a high-dynamic centrifugal blower for this, which it supplies as OEM technology to producers of complete artificial respiration systems. MACAWI also creates customer-specific artificial respiration modules.
The heart of the centrifugal blower is a motor that, thanks to its smart construction and material choices, can reach no less than 90,000 rpm. MACAWI developed a high-dynamic control system for this. This ensures that the artificial respiration can react to the patient immediately (at up to 200 breaths per minute), so that the highest level of breathing comfort is attained. With its sophisticated control unit, the motor runs with low energy consumption and produces minimal heat and noise. This, added to the robust construction (also suitable for transport ventilator equipment in an ambulance or emergency helicopter), ensures a long service life. The design assumes 40,000 operating hours, or at least five years (in continuous service). DEMCON took care of getting the module production-ready, organised the supply chain, and set up an efficient assembly and test line in house.
In addition to the complete, advanced functionality and the long service life, the MACAWI concept distinguishes itself by the simple integration into a client’s artificial respiration system. Ultimately, this offers the end user low cost of ownership. Moreover, the concept is suitable for use in both hospital and mobile artificial respiration systems. Cost efficiency and quality: these also characterise the result of the partnership between MACAWI and DEMCON.