Atlas Copco presents a new Medical Air Plant complying with the latest medical standards
Wilrijk, June 2013. Atlas Copco continues to complete its portfolio of Medical Devices. Recently, the company presented a Medical Air Plant (uAIR series) which is amongst the most advanced technologies for the medical world. The Air Plant incorporates dedicated GA-MED compressors, the latest generation of medical purifiers MED+ and a Medical Central Controller to manage the complete installation.
Atlas Copco’s range of Medical Air Plants (uAir series) consists up to 6dedicated compressors, two air purifiers and the ES Medical Central Controller. The new uAIR Medical Air Plant offers a multiple backup supply in case of failure of individual components and complies to the ISO 7396-1 standard. It is installed, piped and wired as modular, stacked components for fast and easy installation. The Medical Air Plant is suitable for both continuous and frequent start/stop operation and supports different pressure levels. It provides reliable, high-quality air for a variety of applications.
“With the launch of this Medical Air Plant, Atlas Copco is targeting both hospitals and installer companies”, says Horst Wasel, division President for Atlas Copco Quality Air division. “We have a strong history in medical products and during the last few years we have introduced several new innovative and reliable products. Now we are glad to be able to offer a completely new pre-certified Medical Air Plant. This saves the hospital a lot of work and guarantees them peace of mind”.
The GA MED screw compressor range offers the proven reliability of the latest high-efficiency compression element. GA MED compressors are designed, manufactured and tested in accordance with ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and ISO 1217, Ed. 3, Annex C. All GA MED compressors are equipped with an additional safety protection required in medical applications. Even in the event of a single fault condition, air supply is always assured.
MED+ air purifiers provide ultra-clean air and are designed according to the Medical Devices Directive 93/42/EEC. Their innovative filtration system is the definitive medical air solution, while a small footprint allows to make the most of the space available. The MED+ offers air purity through seven stages of active purification. This purifier is also certified as a medical device. The MED+ is supplied with Purge Control as a standard feature. This saves up to 70% of compressed air during times of low demand (over night for example).
The ES Medical Central Controller offers a single point of control for the whole Air Plant, ensuring all compressors and purifiers provide optimum performance. The result is high quality and consistency of air supply, and a dependable and energy efficient network, while helping to keep costs at a minimum. The ES Medical Central Controller allows total control over the installation, full integration into existing Building Management Systems, and compliance with the medical alarm and monitoring requirements specified in ISO 7396-1. The new ES Medical Central Controller is based on the well-known ES6 system, but deeply reworked to increase safety, reliability and to comply with strict medical regulations.
Atlas Copco supplies medical air and medical vacuum to the Sint-Antonius Hospital in Utrecht.
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Atlas Copco is an industrial group with world-leading positions in compressors, expanders and air treatment systems, construction and mining equipment, power tools and assembly systems. With innovative products and services, Atlas Copco delivers solutions for sustainable productivity. The company was founded in 1873, is based in Stockholm, Sweden, and has a global reach spanning more than 170 countries. In 2012, Atlas Copco had 39 800 employees and revenues of BSEK 90.5 (BEUR 10.5).
Quality Air is a division within Atlas Copco’s Compressor Technique business area. It develops, engineers, manufactures and markets dryers, gas dehydration/gas generation equipment, medical air solutions, and biogas upgrades worldwide. Products are offered under several brands to a wide range of industries including oil and gas, chemical, industrial manufacturing, medical and rental. The main production facilities are in China, Belgium, Italy and USA. The divisional headquarters is located in Antwerp, Belgium.