For medical device manufacturers, it is now more important than ever to operate at the highest capacity in order to increase the supply of essential equipment used for patient care.
COVID-19 is stressing healthcare resources around the world. It is imperative that we all do whatever we can to assist those on the front lines to stay healthy as they care for those who are sick.Shared responsibility
OEMs require their procurement and manufacturing to operate at peak efficiency to meet today’s business-critical challenges that demand:
- Faster lead times
- High volume orders for components and systems
- Priority positioning in your suppliers’ production and delivery schedule
To achieve this, medical device manufacturers need a partner with a long history of performance and experience in the medical industry and related, regulated markets — a partner that has supported customers in times of crisis around the world, who can scale to meet urgent needs swiftly and efficiently.
Parker is ready to provide emergency manufacturing support to help our customers produce vital medical equipment.
Parker is making medical device-related orders a top priority to support our manufacturing partners through this crisis.
Throughout our 103-year history, Parker has been called upon in times of global hardship and adversity. Our leadership and perseverance in these defining moments demonstrates how we live our purpose: Enabling Engineering Breakthroughs that Lead to a Better Tomorrow.
— Tom Williams, CEO Parker Hannifin
Support when you need it most
With 30+ years of medical industry experience, and more than 100 years of engineering leadership, you can count on Parker to provide support through these challenging times with capabilities that include:
- Rapid prototyping
- Finite element analysis
- Material science expertise
- Custom components
- Integrated solutions
- Logistics management
Product solutions in real-time
From capnography monitors to infusion pumps, pulse oximetry devices, ventilators and hospital beds, Parker offers a wide range of critical systems and components to address medical device manufacturers’ needs. Including:
Miniature solenoid valves – auto zero or calibration valves switch sensor to atmosphere for automatic re-calibration of pressure transducers.
Check valves – prevent reverse flow.
Proportional valves – proportionally control gas flow rates.
Pressure relief valves – prevent over-pressurization of lines.
Sealing and shielding
EMI shielding – optically enhanced display screens, conductive elastomers, coatings, plastics, and foil laminates.
Sealing – Parker o-rings are manufactured according to metric and imperial international standards such as AS 568B, DIN ISO 3601 and JIS. Custom sizes of almost any dimension are possible.
Fittings and Couplings
Parker's comprehensive range of fittings and quick couplings offer reliable, proven, leak-free connections for critical healthcare applications.
Fittings — an unparalleled selection of fittings across a variety of materials, delivering higher productivity and increased efficiencies.
Quick couplings — Parker is the largest quick coupling manufacturer in the world, providing quick disconnects and accessories for use where hoses and fluid lines are connected and disconnected.
Polyethylene (PE) tubing — produced from resins that provide increased dimensional stability, uniformity and long-term strength. Laboratory grade options with FDA, NSF-51 and NSF-61 compliance.
Polyurethane tubing — offers excellent flexibility and outstanding use in a wide range of applications and allows for 50% space reduction compared to nylon tubing.
Fluoropolymer (FEP) tubing — is a robust engineering fluoropolymer that provides excellent fluid visibility and is ideal for flow control monitoring.
Medical device manufacturers are under immense production challenges, and Parker is ready to help by expanding the production of critical filtration, sealing and shielding, and fluid and gas handling technologies and prioritizing orders to help our customers produce life-saving equipment as quickly and efficiently as possible.
This blog was contributed by the Parker Global Life Science Team.