News March 10, 2020

LINAK OPS to power heating pads in healthcare equipment

A new OpenBus™ power supply from LINAK® allows manufacturers of healthcare applications, such as treatment couches and treatment chairs, to add heating pads to the equipment without worrying about power shortage.

They are used in, for example, physiotherapy, dialysis treatment and often also in operating rooms at hospitals. Heating features in healthcare applications help a patient relax the muscles and keep him/her warm and comfortable during treatment.

The new LINAK® OPS is a specially designed OpenBus™ power supply unit, allowing healthcare equipment manufacturers to add heating pads to their adjustable applications – without missing or compromising the usual LINAK benefits.

Works with your actuator system – or as stand-alone
The OPS is of course designed to work with the rest of your LINAK® adjustment system. Connecting it to the application’s port junction box, you can control it with the same hand control you use for the other functionalities on the couch, chair, bed or table. However, you can also add it as a stand-alone system.

Delivers constant power and programmable positions
Using an OPS with your heating pads, you need not worry about power supply at all. The unit secures full heating functionality and maximum patient comfort regardless of load on the application’s movement system.

The OpenBus™ setup also provides users with a set of programmable memory positions – it even opens the option of setting a timed treatment. For example, warming for 20 minutes at one temperature, then lowering it to another for 10 minutes, and then turning off heating completely.

Compatible with your LINAK® system
The OPS uses the same design as the LINAK® control box CO-series. This means that it is as easy to mount and to integrate as the rest of your actuator system, using the same brackets and cables. This also means that a solution with OPS and heating pads determines the IP rating of the application.

If you want to know more about how to integrate LINAK® OPS (OpenBus™ Power Supply) and heating pads with your healthcare application, please reach out to your local LINAK office.


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