Kendrion Kuhnke Automation GmbH

Postfach 1 60, 23710 Malente
Lütjenburger Str. 101, 23714 Malente

Telephone +49 4523 402-0
Fax +49 4523 402-201


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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 06  Valves
  • 06.03  Valves, flow control

Valves, flow control

  • 06  Valves
  • 06.04  Valves, solenoid

Valves, solenoid

  • 06  Valves
  • 06.05  Valves, diaphragm

Valves, diaphragm

  • 06  Valves
  • 06.06  Valves, micro

Valves, micro

  • 06  Valves
  • 06.09  Valves, proportional

Valves, proportional

  • 06  Valves
  • 06.12  Valves, switching

Valves, switching

  • 10  Equipment and technologies for laboratories and manufacturing
  • 10.02  Manufacturing equipment
  • 10.02.03  Pressure regulators and valves

Pressure regulators and valves

  • 13  Services
  • 13.01  Design, Research and Development Services
  • 13.01.15  Product design and development

Our products

Product category: Valves, switching, Pressure regulators and valves, Product design and development

Anesthesia and Respiration

Respiration technology needs to make sure that patients are supplied with the right amount of oxygen during operations or intensive care. For this reason, products used for respiration and anaesthesia need to offer the highest level of reliability.

For many decades, Kendrion Kuhnke Automation produces components and systems that confirm to such requirements. For this purpose, valves, pressure regulators and other components are produced within a special manufacturing environment suitable for oxygen-related products. Such components are free from oil and fat.

For example, Kendrion Kuhnke Automation is able to develop gas mixing systems which use proprietary proportional valve technology to mix air and oxygen in a precisely defined relation. Kendrion Kuhnke Automation also provides manually operated bypass valves with integrated sensors, as well as solenoid valves and pressure regulators for the respiration of preemies.

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Product category: Pressure regulators and valves, Product design and development

Dental Technology

In dental treatment units, Kuhnke valves and pressure regulators are employed to activate the air and water supply while adding hydrogen peroxide. Kuhnke proportional valves are especially suited to precisely control and regulate the flow of air and water. For this purpose carefully selected materials are of utmost importance.

In addition, Kendrion Kuhnke Automation provides compact and fully integrated modules which combine different technologies and offer especially low-noise operation. For example, a pneumatic seat control for treatment units increases patient comfort by means of a massage function or serves as lumbar support. This system solution is an innovative product for dental technology especially due to its precise pressure control and compact dimensions.

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Product category: Product design and development

Analysis Technology

Modern analysis systems provide reliable analysis results within a minimum of time while requiring only tiny samples. The challenge is to speed up all related processes and miniaturise all related devices in order to allow mobile analysis directly at the point of care.

To control the one-way cartridges which are increasingly used for such purposes (lab-on-a-chip), precise and reliable solenoid valves and custom designed pneumatic systems are employed. They combine highly compact dimensions with a high level of integrated mechatronic functionality.

For mass spectrometry, Kendrion Kuhne Automation provides the systems used to mix fuel gases. They are based on proprietary software, control electronics in combination with all required valves and controllers. The special challenge in this area is an extremely precise control behavior, since the mixing ratio needs to be set exactly.

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Product category: Product design and development

Examination and Therapy Devices

Patients expect their doctor to provide a fast and reliable diagnosis. Doing so, the doctor is supported by specialised analysis equipment, such as X-ray units, ultrasonic devices or sphygmomanometers. Control technology from Kendrion Kuhnke Automation is used to guarantee the exact movements of an X-ray unit. Other treatment units use valves to control the exact flow of air and fluids.

Following the diagnosis, the patient expects an appropriate therapy to relief him from his suffering. Inside medical analysis devices, valves and solenoids from Kendrion Kuhnke Automation are used for the reliable operation of a variety of safety-relevant functions. For example, in mobile respirators, valves support the patient's respiratory function, while offering increased service life due to extremely low energy consumption. At the same time, valves with a high throughput prevent bedsores by filling special mattresses with air chambers in order to continually change the lying position of the patient.

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About us

Company details

The Medical Technology business unit of Kendrion Kuhnke Automation offers manufacturers of medical devices a range of solutions such as the development and production of ready-to-run tailor-made units and systems combining a variety of functions.

In particular, Kendrion Kuhnke Automation can refer to comprehensive expertise in the field of fluid control. By combining advanced solenoid valve technology with state-of-the-art electronics, Kendrion Kuhnke Automation develops superior solutions leading to greatly reduced TCO for its customers.

About Kendrion Kuhnke Automation GmbH:

Kendrion Kuhnke Automation represents the Industrial Control System Business Unit (ICS) within the Kendrion Industrial Division. The Malente/Germany based business unit develops, manufactures and markets customer-specific mechatronic solutions for the optimization of automatic processes. The group is technology partner or organizations in fields such as mechanical engineering as well as analytical and medical technology. Customers include numerous small, medium sized and large companies engaged in fields such as medical technology, analytical technology, civil aviation, packaging machines, plastic processing, wood processing, printing and paper manufacturing as well as industrial vehicles.

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