SKF telescopic pillar helps medical OEMs boost sales

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SKF is launching a telescopic pillar for the movement of medical procedure equipment that enables OEMs to offer greater load capacity and speed in surgical chairs and tables compared with previous models. The SKF Telescopic pillar – series CPMT helps OEM customers to increase sales by providing equipment that meets market demands and increases patient throughput in busy healthcare centres.

The SKF Telescopic pillar – series CPMT is a three-section telescopic pillar that provides a low retracted length (320mm) combined with higher stroke capabilities than previous models. For procedure chairs the low height provides improved accessibility for patients, without compromising total extended height for clinical procedures. The high positioning speeds (up to 34mm/s) offer faster service to support clinical efficiency. The key benefits also include high load capacity, which is a particular benefit to manufacturers of surgical tables. In addition, the pillar offers OEM designers a whole range of flexibility features, such as a configuration option for high offset load capacity to provide high stiffness, and customisable threads on its outer surface for added attachment options.

Andreas Druegemoeller, Medical & Health Care Global Industry Manager at SKF says: “Clinics today are under pressure to contain rising healthcare costs by providing faster patient handling, which our new telescopic pillar enables. The telescopic pillars also make it easier for medical equipment manufacturers to meet the trend in the market towards higher patient weight, which not only requires greater load capacity from chairs and tables, but also easier accessibility. This need, increasingly supported by legislation, demands equipment lifting functions with extended performance ranges.”

The SKF telescopic pillar brings a competitive advantage to OEMs by offering greater load-carrying capacity and lifting speed from a component that is virtually maintenance free over its lifecycle.

Please follow the link to learn more about the CPMT telescopic pillar from SKF.

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