Next time you’re in a healthcare facility take a minute and pay attention to how many different membrane switches are in use. You’ll be amazed. They are very common on the equipment and controls in place.
The frequency of membrane switches in healthcare facilities means that Telamco gets to work with healthcare product manufacturers often. We’ve had the opportunity to manufacture membrane switches for the following products, plus more.
- Hearing testing equipment
- Bladder temperature monitors
- Hospital beds
- Heart rate and blood pressure monitors
- Warming blankets
- Laser surgical tools
Membrane Switches in Healthcare Must Withstand Cleaning and Frequent Use
Most often we build the membrane switches for these products. Occasionally additional components like cables are included. We’ve also work on projects like refurbishing hospital bed controls. A large portion of the bed control product is a membrane switch.
While Telamco often works with buyers and engineers at medical device manufacturers, we can work directly with a healthcare facility to refurbish a switch. Switches are used frequently in healthcare. They are often impacted by intense cleaning protocol to meet infection control requirements.
Plus, the membrane switches are used by many people including patients, nurses and maintenance staff, which means they can become damaged by continued use. An environmentally sealed membrane switch made with HeatSeal® Technology, like Telamco product, helps withstand the continuous cleaning and intense use. It supports membrane switch integrity for an extended time.
Remember to watch for membrane switches the next time you’re in a healthcare facility. You might see a Telamco made product!
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