Since 1997, the steute business division Meditec has been developing and manufacturing user interfaces for different types of medical equipment. Its overall range can be divided into the product lines »Classic« and »Custom«. The »Classic« line is based on a wide range of triedandtested, certified standard components. Housings, actuators, switching inserts and transmission technologies are configured to create applicationorientated solutions.
»Custom« user interfaces are developed individually, in close cooperation with the customer and usually at the same time as the corresponding medical device. They feature exclusive, brandcompliant designs. All steute controls for medical equipment fulfil the highest standards of ergonomic comfort and availability and are manufactured in accordance with the certified QM system EN ISO 13485 for medical products.
Foot switches for laser devices MKF-MED SK12
Not only the IEC 60601-1, but also the IEC 60601-2-22 must be observed by foot-operated control devices for diagnostic and therapeutical laser devices. This standard demands, for example, high mechanical stability. It requires protection against unintentional actuation and prescribes specific actuating forces. Besides this, certain protection classes – depending on the application in question – are determined according to IEC 60529.
Foot switches for high-frequency surgery MKF 2-MED GP26
For the actuation of high frequency surgery devices, foot-operated control devices are applied. The requirements for these control devices are prescribed in EN 60601-1, as well as in EN 60601-2-2. Foot controls for this application field are characterised by defined requirements for the protection class, as well as mechanical stability. Electrostatic charging must be avoided. The requirements for class AP (anaesthesia approved) might also be relevant.
Foot switches for X-ray/MRI/CT
For the application field X-ray/MRI/CT multi-function foot controls developed especially by steute are mainly applied. Most cases require complex positioning movements, meaning that »standard« foot controls are rarely suitable.
Observed standards are, for example, IEC 60601-1, referring to the general regulations for safety aspects, as well as the relevant product standards, e.g. IEC 60601-2-43, referring to the specifics of X-ray equipment.
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steute Electrical Components (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
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