MT PROSPECT, Illinois – March 30, 2018 – Rauland, a division of AMETEK, Inc., has been recognized for Engineering and Production Technology Leadership by Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Council. Frost & Sullivan honored Rauland for enabling new LED testing methods that improved throughput and accuracy, while achieving significant savings in fixture and operational costs.
The Manufacturing Leadership Award will be presented at Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Summit in June. It is based on Rauland’s work to improve the LED color differentiation for corridor lights used outside patient rooms in hospitals.
Clinicians rely upon the corridor lights for visual alerts related to patient and room status. Each corridor light consists of four tricolor LEDs and four white LEDs. The challenge, Rauland said, was achieving consistent hue and intensity for each color when seen by the nurses in a hospital unit The LED lights must clearly display a range of colors and be immediately differentiated to signal unique visual alerts and notification – especially in the most difficult area of the light spectrum: the yellow to orange range.
“It is critically important at hospitals that the corridor lights display clearly recognizable colors that can be acted upon by the clinical staff,” says Eduardo Jacobo, Rauland’s Division Vice President of Operations. “The manufacturing challenge was to determine that the lights met specifications in terms of wavelength and luminosity. Rather than simply stimulating the lights directly, we identified a combination of two different technologies and achieved remarkable results – cutting overall average test time by 56%, while achieving a more sensitive test at a lower fixture cost.”
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Rauland, a division of AMETEK, Inc., is a respected leader in the design and delivery of critical communications, workflow and life-safety solutions for healthcare and education worldwide. AMETEK is a global leader in electronic instruments and electromechanical devices with colleagues at numerous manufacturing, sales and service locations in the United States and in many other countries around the world.