Grundfos Supporting the Healthcare System
19 May 2020
Grundfos production in Bjerringbro will deliver up to 5000 face shields a day to aid Danish health services in the fight against coronavirus.
A Grundfos team made a visor prototype, and on Friday 3 April, full-scale production began. Up to 5000 visors, or face shields, will roll out every day, so that employees in the health and care sector can protect themselves and patients against corona infection.
The delivery of aids also includes other countries in areas where Grundfos has production facilities. For instance, 2500 visors were delivered to a local French hospital on Monday, April 6th.
A key factor in developing the visor was making it easy to manufacture and easy and convenient for staff to use. The mask consists of a normal sheet of A4 foil attached to a plastic frame, which was 3D printed in the early stages of the project but now ready for production in a regular plastic tool.
“We have applied a standard product like A4 foil, so the visor is easier to produce. You simply make holes is the foil with a regular hole punch and then click it onto the frame,” explains Torben Buch Rasmussen, who leads the team behind the visors made for mass production.
It is planned that Grundfos will join a taskforce coordinated by the Confederation of Danish Industry. Within this framework, several large Danish companies will develop parts for pharmaceutical equipment that may be missing from the Danish healthcare system.
Courtesy of Grundfos.