Thomas compressors are used to power missing-critical components such as medical ventilators, oxygen contractors and other respiratory therapy devices for patients who need support to breathe. Our solutions for respiratory therapy device manufactures provide a clean, reliable air stream with low power consumption, low sound levels and compact, lightweight designs. Read on to learn about how Thomas compressors are used in Respiratory Therapy devices, and how to select the right compressor for your application.
Respiratory therapy devices, such as an oxygen concentrators, use an air compressor and sieve technology to filter the oxygen (21% concentration) out of atmospheric air to concentrations upwards of 95%. The auxiliary air is supplied to patients in the form of oxygen concentrators, which can be stationary, portable, or transportable depending on the patient’s condition and location.
Ventilators are another form of respiratory therapy that may use an oxygen concentrator.
Thomas WOB-L® pumps are often selected for respiratory therapy devices as they meet the high flow and high pressure requirements of the application, while delivering ultimate reliability. Below you can find the most suitable series recommended for the oxygen tank size and flow it has to provide to the patient.
When specifying pump flow for oxygen concentrators and ventilators, the rule of thumb is that pump flow should equal five times the requirement for the device.
In addition to performance requirements, there are several other factors that should be considered depending on the type of equipment.
Compressors in respiratory devices must offer:
Thomas compressors combine the efficiencies and operating characteristics of our innovative WOB-L® technology with lightweight chassis materials. Our patented WOB-L® piston compressors are oil-less, making them the best choice for medical applications that require contaminant-free air, compact and lightweight designs, and high performance piston seals.
With Thomas advanced technologies and customizable compressors, you will be able to choose the right product to incorporate into your application according to YOUR requirements. Thomas Engineering can customize any compressor features like electrical connections to link with any system requirements, foot taps and spacing or isolation mount for ease of mounting, and various head port types and configurations for ease of hookup.