MEDLINE® & CARELINE® Introduce Solutions with Switch Mode Power Supply

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Adaptable worldwide with universal input voltage - Control boxes with SMPS offer many advantages for healthcare applications.

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MEDLINE & CARELINE solutions with Switch Mode Power Supply (SMPS) technology, feature low standby power while offering more output power and efficiency than traditional transformers. It supports constant actuator speed independent of load on the application.

Universal input voltage makes MEDLINE & CARELINE SMPS solutions adaptable to the worldwide market irrespective of the input voltage.

MEDLINE & CARELINE SMPS solutions are characterized by:

  • High efficiency and power supporting constant actuator speed
  • Universal supply (100-240 VAC)
  • Environmentally friendly with low standby power consumption
  • Reduced weight and compact product for easy design into the application
  • Not sensitive to DC on mains

The product range include the control boxes; CB6 OBMe, CB6P2 and CB16 with SMPS inside and an external switch mode power supply; SMPS30, which is used as a floor model or mounting on the application or the wall.

Control boxes with SMPS inside
The control boxes are typically used in applications like hospital beds, couches/tables for treatment and examination and other medical applications.

The control boxes with SMPS are available in basic and advanced solutions and include the CB6 OBME and CB6P2 for control of up to 4 actuators and movements. The CB16 is a larger control box which controls up to 5 actuators in a more advanced system.

These mentioned control boxes support a more constant actuator speed independent of load because the output voltage with SMPS is more constant compared to traditional transformer solutions. Universal input voltage makes these control boxes adaptable to the worldwide market irrespective of the input voltage.

External SMPS
The external SMPS30 is a floor model typically in system with LINAK IC actuators LA43IC or LA44 IC for couches/tables for treatment and examination. The SMPS30 has exchangeable in- and output cables for high flexibility. With this external SMPS30 it is possible to make healthcare equipment with low voltage on the application.

Why choose a product with SMPS?
Many stake holders will experience the value and obvious advantages by choosing a product with the switch mode power supply over a traditional transformer solution.

The OEM producer of the healthcare equipment can have fewer products on stock due to the universal supply and gain a logistical advantage – especially in countries with multiple voltages – e.g. Brazil.

The constructor of the healthcare equipment will have a compact product with low weight which is easy to design into the application.

The caregivers like nurses on hospitals will experience more constant actuator speed by use of the medical equipment, also when used at heavy loads. The low standby consumption will reduce the energy consumption and give cost savings.

Learn more about SMPS solutions for healthcare applications.

For further information, please contact your local LINAK subsidiary or distributor.

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LINAK is the world leader in designing and manufacturing linear actuators and electronic controls for a variety of applications such as hospital beds, patient lifts, office desks, leisure beds, harvesters and many other applications in the industry.

LINAK is a global company with subsidiaries all over the world and production facilities in Denmark, the USA, Slovakia and China. LINAK employs approximately 1600 employees and has a turnover of around DKK 2.4 billion.

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