SUNON Optimal Ventilator Solution

SUNON 40x40x20mm fan
Optimal Ventilator Solution in Response to Medical Device Shortage in Combating COVID19

Since early January this year, COVID-19 (novel coronavirus pneumonia) has wreaked havoc around the world. Even though it is already July, many countries are still unable to control the continuous spread of the pandemic and more than 10 million people around the world have been infected. As a result, many countries have experienced a huge surge in patients, leading to a serious shortage of medical staff and resources. There is a significant difference between the number of ventilators available and the number of patients who need medical attention. The American Heart Association (AHA) estimates that the United States requires approx. 960,000 ventilators to treat patients infected with COVID-19. Considering the severity of the situation, President Donald Trump has ordered large medical manufacturers to fully invest in the production of ventilators and other medical consumables that are currently in great shortage.

Why do ventilators play such an important role in this pandemic? COVID-19 mainly attacks the human respiratory system, causing patients to suffer from respiratory failure. When the patient’s lungs fail and cannot result in proper gas exchange, a ventilator will be required to maintain normal breathing. Ventilator treatment is to assist the patients in breathing and recovering from respiratory failure, as well as to support the recovery of the lungs until patients can breathe normally.

Medtronic, a world-renowned medical manufacturer, not only shared its ventilator specifications with Tesla, but also publicized the design specifications and technical documents of its Puritan Bennett™560 (PB 560) ventilator on March 30th. By disclosing the details to the ventilator’s design, Medtronic hopes that industrial manufacturers can evaluate the possibility of producing their own ventilators, so as to accelerate production and help the world fight against COVID-19. The PB560 ventilator adopts SUNON’s Maglev 40x40mm fan with maglev motor to assist the its centrifuge and power source to effectively dissipate heat, ensuring long-term stability and reliability. Moreover, the silencing design and excellent sound quality of this fans series makes it ideal for patients who need rest and sleep.

In face of the global COVID-19 pandemic, a large number of medical resources and ventilators are needed to treat infected patients. In addition to providing cooling fans for ventilators, SUNON also offers professional cooling solutions for international manufacturers that produce COVID-19 testing apparatus and other medical devices (such as oxygen machines, ultrasound and physiological monitoring systems). SUNON is dedicated to provide products with the best quality in meeting the increasing market demand as well as helping others overcome the current pandemic crisis.

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James Styles – Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge

Gas products Assistant Product Manager James Styles will be attempting the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge on July 5th.

Please find below some words from James letting you know all about it:

“Hi Folks, on the 5th July, Sapey Golf & Country Club will host 3 other hackers and I, who will be attempting the Macmillan Longest Day Golf Challenge. For those who are unaware of what this entails, it is 72 holes (4 rounds of 18), marketed as 24 miles (though with my zigzagging it is likely to be significantly more than this), and will take around 16 hours to complete. We first tee off at 06:00h, and are due to tee off for the final 18 holes at 18:05h.

I appreciate that times may be tough for all of us, but even more so for the charities who may not have been receiving their regular levels of donations.

I lost my grandfather to Pancreatic cancer in October 1999, my partner Nikki’s mum (Jackie) to Cholangiocarcinoma in July 2017, and my dear brother Tom to Glioblastoma in November of the same year.

Macmillan support was vital in assisting my grandmother in 1999, as she had recently begun the slow recovery from a stroke. Macmillan, as well as running the hospice in which Jackie spent her final days, also provided enduring support to Nikki’s dad, Bill, and family in Scotland preceding, and subsequent to, Jackie’s untimely passing.

Whilst I did not access Macmillan support myself, they have been there for people close to me and, by proxy, are a charity that is close to my heart.

You can find the link to our (incomplete) team page below, from where you can make donations. You can also see all the details of the event should you wish to come and see some average golf at any time of the day, and/or tired golfers on shot 300+ at the end of the day.

I hope that you have a bit of a laugh reading about us, we will try to get regular updates and photos out on the day (if we have time and the very poor signal at the golf course allows).

Please support however you can.”

Please find James’ team page here

Covid-19 Update

Dear Customer

I would like to give you an update regarding our ability to provide seamless supply to our customers, and to personally reassure you that we are doing all within our power to mitigate potential effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Our Malvern warehouse holds 8 weeks or more stock, depending on the product line, to support our customers specific call off orders and general stock sales. This largely mitigates the effects of supply chain or transport delays due to Covid-19.

We have no cases of Covid-19, to date, at our Malvern offices, but any employee who feels unwell in any way will be asked to stay at home and self-isolate for a minimum of 14 days.

Strict hygiene standards have been implemented in the office and warehouse and notices posted to enforce regular handwashing, we are also restricting visitors to our offices.

In the event of an outbreak amongst our staff, at our Malvern offices and warehouse, our staff have the ability to work remotely from home, so we would continue to process all required sales and purchasing activities remotely.
The only foreseeable issue would be the actual handling of goods in and out of our warehouse. However, 40% of our staff are not office based, live in very different parts of the country, and could be called upon to attend Malvern to cover this activity should the normal dispatch team be indisposed.

If the Covid-19 situation deteriorates even further than our above plans could manage, we are then starting to get into unchartered territory. Will our customers still be able to manufacture their own products? Will the end market demand remain at present levels for them, and therefore our products?

We would discuss these questions and outcomes with you further should the situation demand it.

Please do not hesitate to contact us should you have any further questions.

Alan Walker
Managing Director

Free Energy- A Reality!

As part of their recently introduced Peltier device range, Thermaco limited also have available Thermo-Electric Generators (TEG’s). These devices can be used to convert existing differential temperatures in a given system, to actually generate electrical energy.

Normally you would use Peltier devices to create a temperature differential across 2 adjacent surfaces by using electrical energy. Typical example a picnic cool box which plugs into the car cigarette lighter. However, with a TEG the reverse is possible, using a temperature differential which already exists within a system it is possible to generate some electrical energy “for free” which can be utilised or could potentially be stored for future use in a battery.

Applications already utilising this technology include but clearly many more exist waiting for Design Engineers to unlock this potential.