Machined Component Systems to help produce ventilatorsMember News
With the shortage of ventilators in the UK, Machined Component Systems (MCS) has joined the help to produce more. Alongside producing the vital components for ventilators, the company has also been helping major within the Assisted Living Technology sector by manufacturing components for stairlifts and patient hoists, enabling the NHS to reduce the demand for beds at hospitals.
Machined Component Systems client recommended MCS to another organisation who approached the company with the challenge. The Blue Chip company designed the ventilators and have assigned other firms to manufacture key components.
MCS has been tasked with manufacturing manifold blocks and pins for the ventilators. Having produced 20 sets so far, the company is anticipating to make another 100 in the next week and 1000 in the two weeks after. Managing Director of MCS, Warren Gray, said:
“We felt humbled and proud that we have been selected to produce components for ventilators. It has been a hard few weeks after furloughing staff and this has given us a mind shift to something positive, as we will be contributing to a great cause.”
However, on top of producing these important products, the company is still supporting major clients who are also in need of critical components to fight the virus. MCS supplies parts to a stairlift manufacturer who have noticed a demand for more stairlifts from local authorities and hospitals. Warren said:
“The production of stairlifts is also important, during this time especially, because hospitals are looking to free as many beds as possible. Therefore discharged patients who need assistance getting upstairs are able to take a stairlift home to get around.”
Offering advice to other manufacturers thinking of joining the challenge, Warren said:
“This work has given our staff a positive mental boost and also allows us to talk about something positive.”
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