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Product of the Month – the SR7010i Stretcher Scale for Hospitals

sr-blog-jan-2017-sr7010iOver the past several years we have introduced a number of new medical scales. These weighing systems range from new stand-on scales to larger wall mount platform scales. A few of these products include:

  • The SR411i Patient Floor scale
  • The SR585i Stand-on Scale with wrap around handles for patient stability
  • And the SR7010i

Our product focus for January is our space-saving wall mount scale, the SR7010i. The story behind this product’s development reflects our commitment to custom-building scales to meet the requirements of our customers, be they in the medical market or the other markets we serve (Veterinarian, Zoological, and Waterparks).

A hospital representative contacted us after learning about our medical scales. They were looking for a new approach to handle their patient weighing requirements in a way that would allow them to have a single device that would be able to weigh patients in various stages of ambulatory care. Specifically, they wanted to have a device that could be used in place of ordering several scales such as a patient/bed lift scale, a wheel chair scale, and a stand-on scale that could accommodate a patient using a walker. One other important design feature that was needed was to have the new scale able to be easily stored away when not in use.

So our team of design engineers built a large platform scale that was able to support a thousand pounds. Using gas-powered springs, the platform could be easily lowered then raised up for storage when staff had finished weighing patients. The scale’s space-saving design took up less than five inches of wall space when not in use. The weighing surface of the new scale is large enough to accommodate a stretcher, handle motorized wheelchairs, and yet easy enough for a patient using a walker to stand on the platform.

Once completed, the new weighing system was installed and ready for active use. The project was so successful, that additional units were ordered and placed in strategic locations throughout the facility. Backing up the product’s durability is our 4-year warranty, the longest product warranty in the medical scale industry.

You can learn more about this device including a short video at:

If you have a need for a custom weighing solution at your hospital, you can contact us at 716-693-5977 to discuss how we can build the right solution for you, your staff, and your patients.

Long-Term Care Centers Taking Note of SR’s Wheelchair Scales

This year we have seen a number of long-term care (LTC) centers select SR Scales over their previous suppliers. (See a recent news release here: Several reasons are attributing to this growing trend.

First, from a purchasing point of view, SR Scales offer a better ROI for LTC facilities. Many of our medical scales are still in use after a dozen years or more of continuous service. This makes the true cost of ownership significantly less than having to replace scales every few years.

Second, we back our scales with the industry’s longest warranty – four years. This enables facility managers and biomedical managers to spend less time servicing scales and more time on other projects.

Third, we offer a number of popular wheelchair scales designed to meet a variety of applications in long-term care facilities. Our SR725i-L is a portable wheelchair scale that is made of aluminum instead of steel. This makes it lighter to transport and set up, then easily store it out of the way when not in use. In addition, the scale’s wide platform, low profile, and 1,000 pound capacity make it a versatile scale, able to comfortably handle larger, motorized wheelchairs.

This month we’ll be attending a number of long-term care events where you can check out these scales:

  • AHCA/NCAL 67th Annual Convention and Expo, October 16-19, 2016 in Nashville, TN, booth 824
  • LeadingAge Annual Meeting and Expo, October 30 – November 2, 2016 in Indianapolis, IN, booth 4625

If you’re attending one of these events, stop by and say “Hello!” And let us introduce you to the advantages of SR Scales for your facility.