The Moduflex™ Bain circuit adapter is undoubtedly the most popular anesthesia accessory manufactured by Dispomed. Manufacturing an innovative and high-quality product like this takes time, several parts, and very specific machining equipment. This is why we decided to give you an overview of the manufacturing steps of the Bain circuit adapter. All these steps are done at our factory near Montreal. You still wonder why the Moduflex™ Bain circuit adapter is the best open circuit on the market? Follow these manufacturing steps and find out why!
This is what your Bain looks like at the beginning of the process! Long aluminum bars are cut to the length needed to manufacture a Bain.
Once the bar is cut into sections, we perform the first step of machining which takes 10 minutes. This is when the holes for the inserts underneath the Bain are drilled, and a first outer cut is made.
We machine the fresh gas passages within the same block of metal, which is a real advantage because, with this manufacturing process, we reduce the number of seals to a minimum, therefore avoiding potential leaks. Your Moduflex™ Bain lasts longer, and the chances of gas leaks are minimal! Compared to competitors, such as Jackson Rees, you will find that our Bain is of better quality and durability!
Once the first step of machining is completed for the Bain, we proceed to the second stage of machining. At this point, we cut the top hole of the Bain and the nose, which requires 8 minutes of machining. The same advantage as the previous step, the fresh gas passages avoid leaks!
Engraving is the last step of the machining process. We engrave the Dispomed logos and the serial number of the Bain. Etching is a relatively long stage since it cannot be done at high speed. We must, therefore, allow 15 minutes per Bain to complete this step. Once the engraving is completed, we prepare the Bains for painting. The holes are temporarily plugged with connectors to prevent the paint from damaging the threads.
The Bain then moves to the step of painting. We use an electrostatic paint that is very resistant. With a gun, the paint is applied in powder form. After applying, the paint must be heated to over 480 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes to be able to adhere to the metal. Once the painting is done, the final components, such as the momentary valve and the pressure gauge, will be installed on the Bain circuit adapter.
Once the manufacturing process is completed, the Bain circuit adapter is tested in our quality assurance lab. Each Bain is tested for leaks and is examined for esthetical imperfections. Once the Bain scores 100% on the quality assurance tests, the Bain is entered into our system so we can keep track of the date of manufacture and know to whom it belongs. Finally, the Bain is securely packed and ready to ship to the end-user.
All these steps, which are carefully followed, allow us to offer a 5-year warranty on your Bain circuit adapter.
Overall, 37 parts are needed to make your Bain.
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