Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, Bunting has remained operational to manufacture essential products including magnetic separation and metal detection equipment for the food and plastics industries to keep food and medical plastics products safe and pure for consumers.
Bunting-DuBois’ custom magnets and magnetic assemblies are also part of critical medical devices, including ventilators.
With its products in extremely high demand right now, Bunting says its staff is working diligently to fill customers’ orders – and is prepared to do so without supply chain disruptions. The company has a diverse supply chain that does not rely on any singular source.
Specifically, its supply chain for compression bonded and injection molded magnets does not rely on China.
Critical, In-Demand Products
Magnets from Bunting-DuBois are used in rotors for blower motors that are a key part of a ventilator’s construction. These blower motors create the air that helps people breathe, and are key to the survival of patients battling COVID-19. Aside from ventilators, Bunting-DuBois provides magnets for other medical needs, as well. Its magnets are being used in hospital water filtration systems, virus testing equipment, and personal protective equipment (PPE). Bunting-DuBois has seen a greatly increased demand for magnets used in these types of applications.
“It’s a great feeling to know that we are providing products that are sustaining life and saving lives,” said General Manager Don Lindstrom. “During this critical time of need, we are able to support key manufacturers of critical care equipment as they ramp-up production. Our magnets and magnetic assemblies go into medical equipment that provides life-saving treatment of those who have been infected and helps to prevent the further spread of the virus.”
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