MecWash AVD commissioned for Nightingale hospital supplier BNOS Meditech

MecWash are delighted to have supported the healthcare industry during the coronavirus pandemic by supplying BNOS Meditech with a new AVD ultrasonic washer.

North Essex-based medical equipment specialists Meditech supplied medical oxygen equipment to the Nightingale hospitals during the peak of the pandemic, and turned to MecWash for their cleaning requirements, following a dramatic increase in demand caused by Covid-19.

Duncan Riches, Stores Manager at BNOS Meditech, with the AVD at Meditech’s production facility in Halstead, Essex.

The medical equipment specialists markedly increased production of medical gas regulators, flow meters and resuscitators throughout 2020, and the requirement to upscale their cleaning capabilities resulted in the purchase and commissioning of a new MecWash AVD machine.

Duncan Riches, Stores Manager at Meditech, said: “It has been an extremely busy year production-wise for our complete range of products. At the busiest time we saw an increase in business of around two years’ worth of orders in the space of 10 days, and our existing ultrasonic washer wouldn’t cope with the demand. Our new MecWash machine takes a huge quantity of parts compared to our last one.”

The exacting requirements of cleanliness for parts in the healthcare industry meant Meditech turned to MecWash for a machine to aid removal of machining swarf and oils from the production process.

Riches said: “If the parts aren’t cleaned properly then there may be remnants of swarf from the production process. Given the items we produce are for resuscitators and oxygen regulators the last thing we need is contamination of the oxygen supply. The cleaning quality of the MecWash machine gives us full confidence that everything we produce is cleaned to the highest of standards.”

MecWash has a long history of supplying companies within healthcare and the production of healthcare devices, both in the UK and overseas.

John Pattison, MecWash managing director, said: “We’re delighted to have played a part in supporting the healthcare industry during an incredibly challenging year. Immaculate cleaning of parts is crucial in medical applications, and MecWash has an excellent reputation for facilitating this, having previously supplied machines to clean items ranging from knee replacement and other orthopaedic implants, to parts for dental systems.”

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