Technical Information

At SEERS Medical we are using state of the art design tools, such as 3D solid modelling and in house rapid prototyping, to assist us in getting new designs into development and manufacture. Whilst designing new products, all manufacturing capabilities available are taken into consideration, such as CNC wood cutting, laser profiling and robot welding, which deliver reliable build quality and repeatability of accurate components, time after time. A typical innovative use of these processes is evident in a high loaded components such as the ram bracket, a common item on many SEERS couches, where using laser profiling we have been able to make the parts interlock, adding immense strength, even before welding! This is typical of the attention to detail that we pride ourselves with, and sets us apart from other couch manufacturers, giving us confidence in the reliability and longevity of the products we manufacture.

Mechanical Safety & Load Testing

All SEERS Medical products have been tested to the applicable clauses within IEC 60601-2-38 for mechanical safety and load test. Our couches have been thoroughly tested with a two and a half times safe working load (in excess of 600kgs) loaded evenly, for in excess of one hour, to prove load support capability without failure. All products are tested in accordance to IEC 60601-2-38 Clause 28.4 Not only do our products have high safe working loads (typically 240Kg), but our products also lift the rated safe working load from the minimum height to the maximum height smoothly.

Electrical Safety

All SEERS Medical products comply to IEC 60601-1 Safety for Medical Electrical Equipment as well as meeting the requirements of EMC to the standards of EN 60601-1-2:2000 - Directive 2007/47/EC. In addition, the actuation and control systems used on our products are marked with the UL mark, demonstrating compliance to UL60601-1 and CAN/CSA-C22.2No. 601.1-M90, meeting the requirements for USA and Canada. The actuation control system is also marked with approval to C-ETL-US No. 3154358.

CE Marking & Quality System

SEERS Medical operates a Quality Management System in accredited and approved to ISO 9001:2008. SEERS Medical products comply with the Essential Requirements in Annex I of EC Directive 93/42/EC, with all relevant design, production records, risk assessments, product testing and labelling information recorded in the documentation file labelled the "Technical File". All products carry a unique serial number for trace-ability of build date, model number and associated build records.

Flammability

The upholstered couch sections satisfies flammability requirements to the standards of BS 7176:1995 (medium hazard) using ignition sources 0 (cigarette), 1 (gas) as defined in BS EN. 1921-1 and 2 and 5 (crib) BS 5852:1990.

Warranty

The variable height couches detailed in this brochure have a 10 year structural frame warranty, 2 years on electric and hydraulic actuation, 2 years on gas struts and 12


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