REOMED OPTIMISED POWER SUPPLY ENSURING PATIENTS, STAFF AND DOCTORS ARE PROTECTED MADE IN GERMANY INCREASING SALES AND WORLDWIDE COOPERATION

›› QUALITY MADE IN GERMANY

REOMED has established itself as a brand leader in medical technology. Reliability, quality, and customer service combine to contribute to the popularity and acceptance of the brand REOMED, along with the knowledge that only the best components and manufacturing processes are utilized. The quality and longevity of the products combined with the overall service portfolio make REO one of the most popular manufacturers in this area internationally.

›› Looking forward – REOMED’s innovative future

“In order to do justice to our vision, constant development and refinement is required. These are the essential components of our success, it is the nature of things that we are constantly thinking about our transformers. As such we always have the user, i.e. our customers, in mind. Their wishes and requirements are our approach and incentive. ”Wolfgang Senninger

In a close exchange with surgeries about the constantly evolving requirements of our products one of the biggest innovations of recent years was developed: An isolating transformer with reliable battery operation. This means that in the event of a power failure the transformer, in this case in combination with a battery, is able to maintain the operation of all connected devices without fluctuations for as long as possible.

And we are already thinking further: Autonomous workplaces with battery power and data processing via radio are part of the future. This offers various possibilities. From remote-controlled REOMED to self-propelled hospital beds. We are excited to see what the future brings!

Wolfgang Senninger

Wolfgang Senninger

Manager REO Medical and Current Transformer Division

›› Safety comes first

When developing products for markets which require high-safety, like medical technology, where any functional lapse could put a patient’s life at risk, the highest possible measures of safety are often more important than new product features. Therefore, strict standards as well as certification rules are at the center of every decision. Many safety elements are based on the Medical Devices Directive (MDR), whose electrical minimum limit values are most effectively achieved by utilizing the REOMED toroidal fixed transformer. This is shown by the IEC 60601-1 and IEC 60601-1-2 approvals from TÜV Süd. We demonstrate and maintain our quality through regular inspections of the production facilities.

›› THE LEAKAGE CURRENT AND USE OF REOMED

An example of compliance with the limit values is the leakage current. This current flows through the protective conductor and according to the law may not be higher than 500µA. In the United States, the limit is 300µA. In medical technology, every device used (computer, screen, laser or camera) creates a leakage current, this combined with the, often, high number of medical devices in a room, means that the limit is very quickly reached and exceeded. Necessary countermeasures: A medical isolating transformer like REOMED.

REOMED is frequently found on medical diagnostic and treatment trolleys. The trolleys carry numerous medical devices that are common in hospitals, medical research centres or operating theatres. The isolating transformer provides the power supply for every device connected to it, ensuring compliance with the leakage current limits.

›› NOT ALL FORMS OF ELECTRICITY ARE EQUAL

Along with the task of keeping leakage current within limits, the isolating transformer also has the function of adapting the different voltages of networks around the world. From 100V in Japan or 115V in the United States to 230V in Europe and 240V in Australia, there are different voltages across the entire globe. The REOMED enables existing devices to be used with a different input voltage so that the same device can be used across the world.

›› REOMED in medical practice

Along with the task of keeping leakage current within limits, the isolating transformer also has the function of adapting the different voltages of networks around the world. From 100V in Japan or 115V in the United States to 230V in Europe and 240V in Australia, there are different voltages across the entire globe. The REOMED enables existing devices to be used with a different input voltage so that the same device can be used across the world.

REOMEDs are mainly used for endoscopy, pneumoscopy, ventilators and incubators. The demand for the manufacture of ventilators and incubators has recently risen sharply during the Covid-19 pandemic. Not only our employees in Pfarrkirchen but the entire REO family is proud that our products are part of the global supply chain and that we can help in the fight against the pandemic every day.

The trust in REOMED depends not only on the quality or the high degree of individualization. It is the globally outstanding holistic package that the customer receives from REO. This includes taking over the technical process, from creating the documentation, manufacturing to carrying out all the desired certifications.

›› Increasing sales and worldwide cooperation

The REOMED product range is of great importance at REO. Every year the sales numbers increase and sales targets are achieved. In addition, due to Covid-19 an increase of more than 25% is expected this year. Global firms based in Asia, Japan, South Korea, the Philippines or from the United States and Canada are working together with the family company REO to help achieve impressive results in this field, but in spite of this international aspect to the business, REO continues to offer high-tech products that are “made in Germany”.

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