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Smaller, lighter and quieter: piezo valves in medical technology
Piezo valves are amazingly well suited to valve functions in the field of medicine.
- No heat build-up
- Low energy consumption
- Proportional characteristics
- Very short switching times
- Compatible with oxygen
- Sturdy and durable
CPAP ventilation/oxygen therapy for mobile applications
Small and lightweight piezo valves regulate the gas flows and pressures that release oxygen in infinitely variable steps.
Stationary ventilation in a clinical environment
Precise regulation and control of fluid flows from the blood and dialysate stream are crucial when it comes to efficient dialysis.
Piezo valves, media valves, pneumatic valves, proportional pressure regulators
An example from eye surgery shows pneumatically operated surgical tools being controlled.
Pneumatic control unit comprising solenoid valves and piezo valves for the following functions:
- Actuating surgical tools
- Vacuum-supported extraction
- Conveying fluids
Regulation of fluid flows, gas flows and slime at dental service units
The various instruments are controlled independently of one another by switching valves, proportional valves, pumps and compressors.
Training torsos in medical training simulate breathing, pulse and bodily fluids, such as tears.
Intelligent control systems are used for simulating air and fluid movements.
Regulation of gas flows and pressures in medical mattresses for nursing beds.
Piezo valves actuate the chambers individually – quietly and with a soft-start function.
Smaller, lighter and quieter
In the field of medicine too, there is a growing demand for smaller and lighter equipment. Piezo valves and miniature valves MH are the ideal solution for small flows in medical technology.
Thanks to their great technical features, piezo valves are particularly well suited to valve functions in the field of medicine:
- Piezo valves are noise free: essential for equipment used by patients throughout the night.
- Piezo valves don't use much energy: the equipment doesn't have to be charged up as frequently.
- Piezo valves do not generate any heat: the equipment is smaller and safer during operation.
- Piezo valve operation is proportional: meaning the equipment can be continuously switched, e.g. when administering oxygen doses in breathing apparatus.
For applications with a large number of pneumatic connections in a very small space, Festo delivers customised and ready-to-install manifold duct plates.
Support with breathing
Equipment for respiratory disease therapy
Oxygen dosing for illnesses involving chronic oxygen deficiency
Festo develops solutions for controlling the amount and concentration of oxygen supplied to the breathing air. These systems are integrated into the customer's medical product, e.g. mobile oxygen equipment.
Application example – Oxygen equipment
Reduced oxygen supply due to respiratory arrests during sleep
Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP):
providing slightly positive pressure (excess pressure) facilitates breathing and prevents apnoea.
Festo develops solutions that regulate the pressure and flow of the inhaled air/oxygen, thereby ensuring that positive pressure is constantly supplied for breathing. These solutions are integrated into the customer's medical product.
Clouded lenses brought on by old age are surgically removed and replaced by a synthetic lens (IOL).
Festo develops pneumatic control units that regulate the pressure and vacuum of the pneumatic tools used in cataract surgery.
Application example – Control unit for eye surgery