Engineered Spring and Strut Solutions for Medical Equipment and Instruments

With access to more than 100,000 pre-engineered struts and springs for medical applications, Associated Spring RAYMOND provides medical equipment and device manufacturers with the right solution for their products. Our rigorous testing processes ensures products are designed to meet the medical industries standards. Utilising your dedicated medical contact and a global team of engineers, manufacturers can trust Associated Spring RAYMOND to develop an innovative, precision-driven solution to meet their specifications.

Applications

Associated Spring RAYMOND offers a wide selection of springs and gas struts that can be found throughout many healthcare facilities, including dental offices, operating rooms, laboratories, and more. Whether the application ranges from small staplers and drills to large medical beds and access doors, products are available to fit any application, including spaces where magnetic field disruption is a concern.

Associated Spring RAYMOND's spring and strut solutions are used in a variety of other medical products including, but not limited to:

  • Surgical Equipment
  • Laboratory Equipment
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Contrast Media Injectors
  • Medical Beds/Seats/Cots
  • Monitor Arms
  • Respirator/Ventilators
  • Medical Lighting
  • Radiological Equipment
  • Rehabilitation Equipment
  • Other Medical Furniture

Products

Our product portfolio includes a comprehensive selection of more than 100,000 medical-grade stainless steel springs ranging from compression, extension, and torsion springs to flat springs and nitrogen gas struts (n-Struts®) to mechanical struts (m-Struts®). SPEC® composite parts are also excellent for environments where magnetic field disruption is a concern. 

Associated Spring RAYMOND's inventory of catalogue springs enables customers to quickly prototype applications. To meet production demands, we partner with medical equipment and device manufacturers to provide dedicated stocking. Our free online tools, such as the Catalogue Selector Tool and Counterbalance Configurator Tool, make the process of selecting the right product that much easier. When additional help is necessary, our global engineering team, backed by more than 135 years of spring design expertise, is ready to help problem-solve any situation and design a unique solution to meet medical equipment and device manufacturers' needs.

SPEC® Springs

With the largest selection of catalogue springs for medical equipment to choose from, Associated Spring RAYMOND offers medical device manufacturers options to find the right part to improve their device's performance.

SPEC® Mechanical Wire Springs are pre-engineered coiled spring products that come in a variety of cross-sections and forms, such as compression, extension, conical, and torsion. For areas where space may be limited but high-performance is necessary, flat springs are a reliable option. Their stacking capabilities make them ideal for tight spaces. Composite materials offer a solution where corrosion, vibration, and/or magnetism prevent the use of metallic materials. SPEC® Urethane Compression Springs are compounded to provide optimum spring characteristics for MRI and other x-ray machines.

Struts and Dampers

SPD n-Struts® gas struts (also referred to as gas springs or gas shocks) by Associated Spring RAYMOND are engineered to deliver optimal medical industry performance. Gas Struts with locking capabilities allow medical furniture to be secured at a specific height, putting individual control in the medical professional's hands.

Dampers and Gas Struts in medical applications provide smooth control of lids and furniture. With Associated Spring RAYMOND's expanded gas strut line of more than 12,000 pre-engineered struts, medical equipment manufacturers can find the right strut for their products available in a varying degree of materials.

Where heavy-duty lifting is necessary, or where safety risks because of gas strut failure are not tolerable, Mechanical Struts (m-Struts®) provide security. They are a low-maintenance, seal-less, gas-less, and oil-less solution for strut applications, with locking capabilities when paired with a universal stop tube. Available in standard, traction, and self-centering models, m-Struts® offers a variety of assistance to any medical facility and device with more longevity compared to traditional gas struts.

Mechanical struts and gas struts for medical devices are commonly used to counterbalance access panels in lab equipment such as autoclaves, sterilisers, analysers, and other meter and diagnostic equipment.

Materials

No matter the application, and whether it calls for non-magnetic or corrosion-resistant materials, Associated Spring RAYMOND offers a variety of materials approved for medical applications, such as:

  • 17-7 Stainless Steel
  • 316 Stainless Steel
  • 300 Series Stainless Steel
  • Piano/Music Wire (Spring Steel)
  • Chrome Silicon and Chrome Vanadium - Performance Spring Alloys
  • Hard Drawn Steel
  • FDA compliant Damping Oil (section 21 CFR 178.3570)

Custom Solutions

Although Associated Spring RAYMOND has a wide breadth of pre-engineered product offerings, some applications may require a specialty, custom-designed piece or pieces. For instances where our breadth of products does not match the need, our global team of engineers — with more than 135 years of spring expertise — is ready to assist with finding unique solutions for modern creations. 

Quality

Associated Spring RAYMOND's top priority is to supply parts that support medical staff and professionals' health and safety. We strive to deliver high-quality solutions, and we aim to do so through certifications, testing, and processes. Not only are we focused on quality for the products we provide, but also on the processes we offer. Our offerings include but are not limited to:

  • Production Part Approval Process (PPAP)
  • Certified ISO 9001 and TS 16949

With more than 135 years of experience in the spring industry, Associated Spring RAYMOND offers a wide selection of gas springs that can be found throughout any medical facility. Serving countless medical equipment and instrument manufacturers, Associated Spring RAYMOND can provide some of the most innovative minds that can problem-solve any concern.

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