18 May 2020
THEY WORK OUT WHAT IS NEEDED THEMSELVES, SEE IF OUR IDEA IS GOOD AND IF IT CAN BE DONE BETTER AND SMARTER.”
– Eduardo van den Berg / Managing Director / Pharmafilter
With the innovative Pharmafilter system, Pharmafilter helps hospitals to improve healthcare by making it safer, cleaner and more efficient. Phoenix 3D Metaal plays an important role in the realisation of this sustainable promise.
Phoenix 3D Metaal manufactures parts for the system and the casing for a Tonto grinder. To achieve this, the rubber pressing technique is used as well as some additional -in-house- production technologies (e.g. bending and welding). It is the combination of techniques that ensures Pharmafilter gets exactly what it needs; a seamlessly finished product without corners or spaces where bacteria can nestle. The ‘curves’ in the grinder (created by using the rubber press technique), provide that extremely important cleanability.
“There are several aspects that stand out for us in the collaboration with Phoenix 3D Metaal. In contrast to many ‘normal’ production companies, they have an engineering/design department who go the extra mile. They take on board our idea or starting point and do not just copy our drawings. They calculate what is needed, check whether our idea is good and whether it can be done better and smarter. That is a very interesting and important service for us. We do not know how to make optimal use of the rubber pad forming technique. Phoenix 3D Metaal does have a lot of expertise. The result is a dimensionally stable and high-quality product.”
“Also, it is simply a professional team. Promises are kept and if something goes wrong, they solve it quickly. They are also flexible, which is also important to us. Finally, there is the after-sales. They stay involved, even after delivery. That is not the case everywhere. Phoenix 3D Metaal focuses on a long-term relationship and that is a very important element in doing business for us.”
Sustainable and involved
Pharmafilter transports and processes hospital waste in a fully circular manner. Organic waste is converted into (sustainable) energy, water is purified and reused in hospitals and the biodegradable waste is used as a raw material in the creation of new hospital products made from bio-plastics.