Karl Küfner KG unveils customized solutions for medical applications.
Albstadt. Karl Küfner AG is the technology leader for hybrid filter screen solutions. Core competences include design, engineering and the manufacture of custom-specific screens, strainers and filters for liquids and gases in the medical sector.
This year's MEDICA from November 16 to 19 marks the first time that the Swabian company, steeped in tradition and certified in accordance with DIN EN ISO 13485, will present its services and products for use in the medical sector to a wide audience. The main areas of application for custom-developed screens, strainers and filters from Küfner are
• Intensive care / anesthesia / mechanical venti-lation
• Disinfection / sterilization
• Emergency services / emergency medicine
• Medical treatment
A range of devices and applications means that a range of demands are made of filtration in the medical sector. Specialized filters must therefore be used in order to guarantee
• safe medical procedures,
• fail-safe function and
• efficient operation of devices.
Küfner is able to develop and supply such filters in order to meet the requirements of customer-specific applications.
So that it is able to optimally support its customers in early project planning stages, Küfner is quick to supply competitively priced product prototypes thanks to its Rapid Technology. Their mechanical properties are excellent and they deliver perfect simulation results. Checking a product design at an early stage means that it is possible for customers to make great cost savings.
At Küfner, flat hierarchies and personal contact partners are crucial to ensure fast-paced project development. Küfner is able to meet new requirements without any problems thanks to flexible automation and manufacturing concepts, even when it comes to low and medium-sized production quantities. This means that it can cater to the needs of individual customer projects.
Küfner will demonstrate its performance capability at MEDICA by means of two product types:
Firstly, plastic, metal or membrane mesh will be sealed using a special sealing technique during the manufacture of medical filters in the injection moulding process in order to protect it from the influences of high temperatures. This ensures the proper function of the mesh or membrane used. On the basis of this technology, Küfner is able to develop and supply safe, top-quality filters for almost any application.
Secondly, Küfner will unveil a self-developed filter with a highly innovative monofilament mesh never before seen on the market. One area in which this could be utilized is in mechanical ventilation, where it would be unrivaled in terms of minimized pressure loss and therefore guarantee the best possible treatment of patients on ventilation.