BERCHTOLD manufactures its own spring arms for the OR -- MEDICA - World Forum for Medicine



BERCHTOLD manufactures its own spring arms for the OR

Spring arms are used to make lights, monitors, X-ray equipment or heaters appear to float weightlessly in the operating room. True to the motto "everything under one roof", medical technology manufacturer BERCHTOLD is now producing these universal helpers itself at locations in Tuttlingen, Germany, and Charleston (SC) in the US. Spring arms support the surgical team in providing the best possible care for their patients. Thanks to 360-degree rotation, devices used in the operating room are easy to move and can be securely positioned.

BERCHTOLD uses the most modern methods for production. Its process safety has been verified by independent institutes. The robotic laser welding process is certified by TÜV Süd using a WPQR (Welding Procedure Quality Report) to DIN standard EN ISO 15613 in conjunction with DIN EN ISO 15614-11. In addition, the Materials Testing Laboratory of the University of Stuttgart has confirmed the quality of welds. After assembly, the force characteristics of each spring arm are recorded and documented in a final test. For product monitoring, during production the spring arms are subject to endurance tests far exceeding normal demands on test stands in BERCHTOLD laboratories.