FDA-compliant linear technology for medical products comes from Cologne

Ingo Urbach | 26. May 2020

When the corona pandemic (COVID-19) broke out, many companies volunteered to manufacture medical products such as masks, gowns, ventilators and face shields. In addition to the FDA-compliant materials used for the actual masks, gowns, ventilators and face shields, the tools and machinery used to manufacture these products must also meet FDA compliance standards.

Depending on the product being manufactured, the tools may need to be cleaned with corrosive chemicals, washed with high-pressure steam or disinfected with high-intensity ultraviolet light or radiation.

Ordering FDA parts such as linear carriages, rails or other parts for movement can then become a bottleneck. Due to the pandemic, many suppliers have limited supply availability or have no FDA parts in stock. Long waiting times and delays in one’s own production are the result.

igus® can offer solutions – with delivery speed and quality

igus® has been successfully manufacturing FDA-compliant linear technology from polymer for years. As a result, even short-term orders for several thousand parts can be delivered in just a few days. Even customer-specific components. We can deliver standard parts within 24 hours in most cases.

Our components do not trap contaminating deposits and can be thoroughly disinfected according to the Sanitation Standard Operating Procedures (SSOPs). SSOPs are detailed schedules and procedures that specify what, how and when to clean and what documentation to use for monitoring.

igus® already produces components for medical technology such as for hospital beds, MRI machines or for use in X-ray robots. Also in the food industry, igus® parts are often found in machines such as sausage link cutting machines, wafer baking systems or multihead weighers.

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