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NSK : Monocarrier Accelerates Certification of Ventilators for COVID-19
|11/16/2020 | 11:01am|
In early Spring 2020, the Canadian government announced
The Winnipeg Ventilator 2.0 employs a revolutionary "frictionless" piston design. The piston is precision-machined so that its diameter is only a fraction of a millimeter smaller than the diameter of the cylinder in which it moves along a central axis. The absence of a physical seal or contact between piston and cylinder greatly reduces the resistance to piston motion, making it possible to obtain very high flow rates.
According to StarFish Medical EVP Strategic Relationships,
StarFish presented its new ventilator design to expert review panels and received positive feedback, including from Dr.
StarFish Medical engaged
"As soon as we received the StarFish innovative and manufacturable design for the new Winnipeg Ventilator 2.0, we leveraged our engineering, supply chain, and certified manufacturing expertise to source critical parts and begin production of up to 7,500 units without delay," said Kevin Walsh, Vice President, Celestica. "These ventilators are essential to treating critically-ill COVID-19 patients, so speeding time-to-market has never been more critical. We're proud to play a critical role in ensuring that StarFish meets its commitment to supply its ventilators to hospitals throughout Canada."
The Monocarrier rodless linear actuator series combines three core NSK Automation technologies: precision-ground ball screws, linear guides with K1™ lubrication, and support bearings. These fully integrated components provide smooth, near-silent, high-accuracy linear positioning for up to 5 years or 10,000 km of travel without maintenance. They are available in a broad range of sizes and load capacities, from the very compact units used by StarFish Medical, to the Toughcarrier™ line of heavy-duty industrial units featuring cylindrical rollers as the rolling elements.
The Monocarrier actuator also takes advantage of NSK Automation's mechatronics expertise, and can be easily combined with stepper or servo motors for a seamlessly integrated, preassembled and pretested component ready for installation. Multiple Monocarriers can easily be combined into an XYZ assembly or integrated with NSK linear guides and rails using readily available combination brackets, to create high-precision multi-axis robots or gantry systems. For applications ranging from semiconductor manufacturing, medical and diagnostic equipment, to 3D printers and industrial machining systems, NSK enables automation to help customers pioneer new technology, increase operational efficiency, or go to market faster.
NSK manufactured the world's first bearings in
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