May 25, 2020
Evolving tribology - enabler of engineering design
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In the healthcare industry, it is crucial that components used in medical equipment meet strict regulations and demands for reliability as well as self-lubricating, corrosion-free, noise dampening and more. While meeting these demands are key, a patient’s safety and comfort are a top priority. GGB’s bushings and surface solutions meet these demands while extending service life of your hospital bed, wheelchairs, dental seating and more.
Visiting the Dentist or Doctor can be a stressful experience, especially under emergency circumstances. It is important to ensure your patient is comfortable throughout their entire visit. GGB’s noise dampening and self-lubricating bearing solutions will ensure for noise-free and smooth movement for seating and bed adjustments while eliminating lubricants.
GGB’s corrosion-free solutions are designed to withstand the rigorous cleaning and disinfecting common in medical facilities while providing reliable components that keep medical equipment performing optimally for extended periods of time.
The moving parts in the medical industry, both literally and figuratively, are the source of adaptation and advancements that improve medical professionals' ability to best serve their patients. Ranging from implementing innovational equipment advancements to simply improving the patient's comfort in your equipment, GGB has been advancing the medical industry for decades.
GGB provides maintenance-free performance in multiple pivot points for adjusting hospital beds, in the cylinders that raise and lower their backrests and in the brake pedals.
GGB bearings also eliminate stick-slip in the hinges of examination tables and accommodate the high loads and intermittent operation of the articulating levers that control positioning.
GGB's Engineered Plastic Bearings have tested to be one of the best solutions for Wheelchair applications, specifically in the stem and axle.
Pivot points, folding mechanisms, wheel bearings, and ergonomic adjustments are a few of the additional applications GGB excels in.
Our bearings are used in the adjustment mechanisms for dental chairs to optimize the comfort of both patients and caregivers.
They are also used in dental light fixtures and reflectors, which require maintenance-free performance, and in pneumatic tooling, where they can be subjected to high speeds.
GGB's maintenance free solutions offer reliable performance for ventilation equipment moving breathable air into and out of patient's lungs. GGB's bearing and tribological coatings can help provide a solution for feed pumps, dosing pumps, height adjustments, buckling arms, solenoids and castors.
The dynamic nature and potential high loads of chair lifts makes a perfect case to introduce GGB's solutions. From bearings to tribological coatings, GGB has the answer to many of the challenges constantly interacting surfaces present.
Patient monitoring systems are critical in providing high-level quality care at the exact time a patient needs it.
GGB's maintenance-free and noise-free solutions provide the smooth movement required in pivot arms and rotating joints to keep this vital information in perfect view.
GGB offers a wide variety of materials that can meet the demanding needs of medical equipment applications. Our tribological bearings and coatings can be found in a wide range of applications:
Reduced Noise and Assembly Costs
Low Friction and high wear resistance
Reduced material & systems costs, improved performance
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