The SA Emergency Ventilator Project (SAVE-P), a consortium of South African manufacturers and engineers, led by Justin Corbett of NAACAM Member Rand York Castings, has commenced production of its first order of 2 000 CPAP 100 ventilators.
The Solidarity Fund has purchased the ventilators for donation to the SA government. The CPAP 100 device, as an affordable and reliable solution, has been designed and developed to go into production quickly. The units also require little maintenance and minimum training for non-intensive care qualified nurses.
The project team is also in talks with concerned organisations in several other African countries, which have indicated an interest in procuring ventilators to help them with their own COVID-19 treatment programmes.
“The team was pulled together with the assistance of National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM), which played a pivotal role in the early stages of this effort,” says Mr Corbett. Read the full article in https://www.engineeringnews.co.za/article/save-p-manufacturing-underway-showcases-local-capabilities-2020-08-21