Ventilator project

Phoenix Contact engineers help Aussie made ventilators come to life

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Phoenix Contact Australia has provided critical solutions to support the production of life-saving ventilators in NSW in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In May, the State Government selected Ampcontrol to design and deliver a functional emergency ventilator prototype for testing at John Hunter Hospital.

Collaborating closely with Ampcontrol engineers, Phoenix Contact was pivotal in designing several turnkey solutions for the highly crucial lifesaving project. The team successfully overcame several technical challenges and conducted vigorous bench testing. Phoenix Contact engineers created the heart and soul of the ventilator utilising the unique benefits of their power reliability solutions: QUINT power supplies, UPS and surge protection delivering the highest of quality, dependability and maximum functionality.

“It is our true privilege and honour to support Australian manufacturing, in the development and delivery of lifesaving medical equipment in our country,” says Phoenix Contact’s Managing Director, Rohan Hungerford.

“For many years Phoenix Contact has been working closely with Australian manufacturers like Ampcontrol. We continue to provide engineering knowledge, strong product solutions, and capabilities to solve critical issues.”

“Working alongside such a capable team of young men and women, gives immense inspiration and greater passion for our industry and the next generation of engineers – tomorrow’s leaders. Well done to the project team on such an amazing and rewarding achievement”.

Ampcontrol is now in the process of manufacturing 10 pilot ventilators alongside further clinical assessment and testing by NSW Health. The goal is to enable 600 ventilators to be rapidly produced in the Hunter region should the need arise.

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