MPE is launching a platform of medical device carts and components, exclusively for medical device OEMs.

MILWAUKEE—Midwest Products & Engineering, Inc. (MPE-Inc.), a large manufacturer of custom medical device carts, is launching a new program to help medical device OEMs bring their products to market faster and at lower cost, the company said in a release.

According to MPE, the MACH series of customizable and configurable carts can accommodate more than 95 percent of medical devices and their associated equipment. The carts are said to offer superior cable management, with accessible cable channels, and a large variety of modular options. The options include drawers, baskets, IV poles, monitor mounts, bases, casters, columns, shelves, handles, and power boxes.

The MACH Series of modular cart components are easily configured, the company said, so that any customization effort can be focused in the areas that most impact device workflow.  For instance, a standard base, column structure, and storage might be combined with a custom top shelf tailored to fit the device.

The MACH series components are matched with a rapid product development process and vertical integration in manufacturing. This allows a high quality, application-specific solution to be developed and ramped up quickly. In-house fabrication, powder coating, and silk screening ensure that customers do not compromise on their brand integrity or design intent, the company said.

The manufacturer said the MACH platform is particularly well suited to a new device when demand for it is still developing. When volume increases and a full custom solution is desired, MPE can handle that transition, bringing extensive design engineering and knowledge of medical device workflow, the company said.

“Customized carts are integral to clinical workflow and patient experience but are often considered late in the development cycle of medical devices,” said MPE President and CEO Hank Kohl, in the release. “Developing high-quality custom carts, components, and accessories from scratch often requires considerable cost and time. Our medical OEM customers can now leverage MACH’s architecture, combined with MPE’s expertise in medical technology workflow, to significantly decrease development time, cost, and risk, without compromising their product vision or quality.”

Midwest Products & Engineering is a design and manufacturing partner to healthcare and technology OEMs. The company leverages core competencies in product design and engineering, high mix / low volume manufacturing, quality systems, and 3PL services.

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