hotset’s innovative temperature control systems play a central role not only in industrial process engineering, but also increasingly in medical, dental and laboratory equipment and plant engineering. The company, with its headquarters in Lüdenscheid, now covers a wide range of applications. This is based, on the one hand, on an appealing range of ready-to-use heating elements and thermal sensors available at short notice and, on the other hand, on the customer-specific development of innovative system solutions which, as functional units of higher-level processes and procedures, ensure accurate and precisely controllable temperature control. “We will be presenting both areas to visitors at this year’s MedtecLIVE in Stuttgart. However, the focus of our exhibition program at booth 330 in hall 10 will be on the presentation of our temperature control and analysis systems for equipment, apparatus and machine manufacturers in medical and dental technology. In this context, we will be providing insights into both existing partnerships and the possibilities of future development projects,” says Sven Braatz, hotset’s Sales Manager and Vice President.
Three systems, three solutions
Three systems are among hotset’s most important process solutions currently in use on the medical and laboratory technology terrain: First, the Z‑system for partial-cyclic temperature control of injection molds for the production of medical and optical components; second, the P‑system with its surface heating plates for heat treatment of medical and hygiene-sensitive packaging films and bonding processes; and third, the D‑system for in-situ analysis and medical validation of thermal-hydraulic incidents in water circuits. “All three system solutions are dedicated to the high-precision and process-integrated distribution, supply, provision and monitoring of temperatures in processes and procedures, which play a central role in the realization of high-quality medical products that have to survive in international competition,” emphasizes Sven Braatz.
Available ready for installation
Other components from hotset, such as the many different heating elements and thermal sensors, are among the most indispensable performance modules of medical and clinical devices and apparatus. Among other things, they are used for optimal temperature control — for example, in the manufacture of tubes and bladder catheters, pathological specimen surfaces or work tables for the production of plaster and dressing materials. They are just as necessary in the treatment of blood reserves as in the packaging and sealing of medical products. They are also employed in the construction of modern sterilizers, autoclaves, incubators and temperature cabinets. Other fields of application for hotset’s heating and thermotechnical products include dental vulcanization and media temperature control in clinical dialysis processes and ventilation systems. And last but not least, a further market segment for the use of hotset’s temperature control systems has emerged under the influence of the coronavirus pandemic with the intensified production of FFP2 and surgical masks.
Temperature control and validation
At its booth at MedtecLIVE, hotset will also provide information on which solutions for medical technology are currently still in development across products and systems. Since the temperature control of media, surfaces, lines and processes is one of the most fundamental tasks in virtually all fields of modern medical, laboratory and dental technology, the Lüdenscheid-based company is currently in close contact with numerous enterprises in these industries. “MForm, a producer of medical infusion systems, employs our D‑System, for instance, as part of the MDR*-compliant validation of its injection molding processes,” says Sven Braatz.
hotset repeatedly demonstrates its capabilities as a creative and competent engineering and systems partner in numerous customer-specific projects for medical technology. In this respect, the company is able to benefit from its decades of experience in hands-on project work with manufacturers from other industries, such as measurement technology, automation or fluid technology. Last but not least, this expertise also guarantees a professional approach to new development tasks and the target-oriented implementation of customer requirements.