The airlift against corona - Pforzheim companies fit mobile ventilators with STOBER components


Felix Theurer, Managing Director of the student design office FF Maschinen GmbH, is very well known to STOBER. In December last year, STOBER sponsored the young engineer and his team in a mechanical engineering project with suitable electronic hardware and software.

In times of corona and the increased demand for ventilators, Theurer had the idea to expand manually operated mobile ventilators in such a way that they can also be used for patients with corona-related breathing difficulties.

In order to create a reliably functioning prototype from a concept developed with various doctors and intensive care physicians, Felix Theurer turned to the Pforzheim-based special machine manufacturer SOGA Gallenbach. SOGA is a long-standing customer and close partner of STOBER who immediately agreed to support him. Together with NAST Automation, whose managing director Dennis Nagel is a former STOBER co-worker, the students of FF Maschinen GmbH work intensively on the technical implementation.

In only seven days they created a ventilator device easy to operate that "breathes" with STOBER components: an EZ302 synchronous servo motor in combination with a SC6A062 drive controller.

The prototype masters all required ventilation modes and runs stably. A certification application for a quick special approval has already been submitted. As soon as the prototype is certified, production can begin.

"It's great to be part of this excellent network and to be able to make a small contribution in these worldwide difficult times," says Patrick Stöber happily. "We have increased our stock and are able to provide the required motors and drive controllers at any time."

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