Medical device applications are the ultimate test of reliability and performance-because failure is not an option when human lives are on the line. That's why major medical original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide trust Electrochem, a subsidiary of Greatbatch, Inc.
Working in a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, our highly skilled engineers provide consultation, design, development and testing for an array of medical device applications, we specialize in cell and battery pack configurations for rechargeable and non-rechargeable power solutions, using a variety of chemistries. With a diverse portfolio of cells in various sizes, temperature ranges and rate capabilities, our team can design a custom battery pack that meets the unique needs of your portable medical device application. Electrochem's focus is designing solutions for long term, zero-defect performance.
As medical OEMs strive to differentiate in competitive markets, Electrochem meets customers' needs with the highest performance Li-ion chemistry. We offer custom rechargeable medical batteries based on all commercially available chemistries. Choosing the optimal cell can contribute to the success or failure of a medical device and requires in-depth knowledge of the performance profile of the cells under consideration. Electrochem has extensive experience with: Lithium Ion, Lithium Ion Polymer, Nickel Metal Hydride, Nickel Cadmium and Sealed Lead Acid.
Electrochem's lithium cells feature the highest energy density in the industry - up to 915-watt hours per liter, or nearly three times the energy density of alkaline cells-as well as exceptional operating temperature ranges. Likewise, our protective circuitry, glass-to-metal hermetic seals, fuses and diodes are capable of withstanding high and low temperatures, sterilization, and vibration to ensure safe, strong, and reliable power, even when subjected to unique operating conditions in a surgical environment. Electrochem has extensive experience with high rate, moderate and low rate lithium cells.
As a complete power system solution provider, Electrochem has the fundamental battery chemistry knowledge that is the keystone of charger design. This allows us to design and manufacture a charger that seamlessly integrates with the battery pack for exceptional ease of use and maximum energy delivery, with a minimum charge time for medical devices. We maintain a catalogue of in-house reference designs for use in configuring individual battery charger solutions. Electrochem has extensive experience with: single and multi-bay chargers, docking stations, micro-controller based charging, smart battery chargers, embedded charging circuitry, and power supply considerations.
Electrochem has extensive expertise in navigating shifting, complex regulatory landscape for our customers. We adhere to the highest standards that ensure the best in quality and reliability, including the following: ISO9001:2008 certification, ISO13485:2003 certification, ISO14871 risk management practices and corrective / preventive action processes. We are UL compliant and use lean and six sigma processes. Electrochem's Eagle Eye program, a zero-defect quality and safety process, helps us maintain one of the lowest Defects Per Million (DPM) rates in the entire portable power industry (less than 600 DPM). Process Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (PFMEA) and Design Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (DFMEA) of the manufacturing process ensure high-quality work, all the time.
Power solutions can no longer be developed as isolated systems. They must be an integral part of the equipment design process from product inception through final fabrication. Electrochem employs leading chemical, electrical and mechanical engineers, project and supply chain managers, and regulatory experts who are uniquely positioned to convert our customers' concepts into optimized products ready for rapid market adoption. At Electrochem, our experts work with suppliers and customers to ensure all requirements are met and delivered at the best value and with the highest performing solution available. When we design and manufacture new battery solutions, we bring all stakeholders to the table.
Electrochem Solutions, Inc.
10000 Wherle Drive
United States of America