PITTSBURGH, PA — At the American Society for Healthcare Engineering (ASHE) 2014 annual conference, Eaton is demonstrating a portfolio of solutions designed to help medical service providers focus investment on patient care while ensuring reliable power and safety with on-time project construction. A selection of these solutions will be on display in booth #1314, from August 3 through 6 at the McCormick Place in Chicago.
“Everything a healthcare organization does can be considered mission critical, and ensuring always-on power to optimize patient care and facility safety is imperative to success,” said Justin Carron, segment manager at Eaton. “Eaton’s approach to power management enables these facilities to meet modern business requirements – whether a new facility is being constructed, an aging building is modernized or electronic health records are implemented.”
Eaton’s products and services can help medical facilities modernize aging infrastructures, reduce the risk of contamination, protect critical equipment and avoid unplanned downtime. At the event, Eaton will showcase the benefits of its expanded portfolio for the healthcare market, including:
Eaton™ Pow-R-Line™ drawout molded case circuit breaker (MCCB) panelboards, which feature the first drawout MCCB design for panelboards to provide font accessible equipment with a compact design that reduces maintenance, installation time and space.
The Arrow Hart™ line of switches and wallplates featuring EPA registered CuVerro® Antimicrobial Copper Surfaces that, when cleaned regularly, deliver continuous and ongoing antibacterial* action, remaining effective in killing greater than 99.9 percent of bacteria* within two hours.
Quik-Spec™ coordination panelboards that offer flexible configurations, increased safety and easier specification, and are available with up to 1200 amp mains – all in the industry’s smallest fusible panelboard footprint.
Automatic transfer switch 400 amp bypass contactors, which are designed to maintain critical loads with minimal or no outage in momentary losses of power.
Hospital grade USB chargers with duplex receptacles that offer two integrated USB ports and are designed to eliminate the need for bulky, specialized adapters to offer workers and patients a simple solution to charge all electronic devices.
Eaton has one of the largest and most experienced teams of power system engineers in the industry. Eaton's Electrical Engineering Services and Systems team offers a comprehensive portfolio of services tailored for every stage of a power system's life cycle, whether design, build or support – including a complete range of equipment life extension and modernization services to help extend the useful life and enhance performance of aging power systems.
ASHE is a personal membership group of the American Hospital Association (AHA). The ASHE Annual Conference provides comprehensive educational programming and networking opportunities for healthcare facility management professionals. By coming together, the attendees are able to learn from one another and share best practices. To learn more, visit www.ashe.org/annual.
Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.
Eaton is a power management company with 2013 sales of $22.0 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 103,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit www.eaton.com.
*Laboratory testing shows that, when cleaned regularly, CuVerro® antimicrobial copper surfaces kill greater than 99.9 percent of the following bacteria within two hours of exposure: MRSA, Staphylococcus aureus, Enterobacter aerogenes, Pseudomonas aeruginosa, and E. coli O157:H7. CuVerro® antimicrobial copper surfaces are a supplement to and not a substitute for standard infection control practices and have been shown to reduce microbial contamination, but do not necessarily prevent cross contamination; users must continue to follow all current infection control practices, including those practices related to cleaning and disinfection of environmental surfaces. CuVerro is a registered trademark of GBC Metals, LLC and is used with permission, CW-0013-1207.
†Not approved for direct food contact or food packaging uses. (1) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) October 2009. (2) Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) October 2000