On a military rescue mission first minutes matter the most. Patient loading has to be as simple, function as reliable and be as fast as possible. Platform’s intuitive and one-movement functions are critical especially when loading the patient on the battlefield. One simply doesn’t have time to figure out the system functions or perform any additional movements, when he or she is exposed to the risk of enemy attack.
Huge development step has been taken in weight reduction, functionality, ergonomy and maintainability.
Because loading of a patient must be done fast, loading system has to be easy to use. For this need Frestems presented new stretcher platform ProMIL 150 at Eurosatory Paris. ProMIL 150 is a new user interface for stretcher loading system. It offers safe fastening for field stretchers and brings the loading surface out from vehicle. When loading, the stretchers are pushed along the stretcher platform sliding rails on to the locking point. The new sliding surfaces of the platform minimize the friction between the stretcher legs and the platform to make it easier to push the stretcher patient on the platform.
With the help of ProMIL 150 the patient can also be moved inside an ambulance to reach a better treatment position. In addition, as the structure of the platform has been simplified, the stretcher platform is easier to clean, maintain and repair
– Huge development step has been taken in weight reduction, functionality, ergonomy and maintainability. New features are bringing a whole new standard of quality in stretcher loading overall, says Ari-Matti Vuorenoja, CEO of Frestems.
Lighter stretcher fastening solution for customers
The need for developing a new stretcher platform came especially from increased demand for lighter stretcher fastening solutions.
– We have tested ProMIL 150 extensively. It has been in vibrations tests, crash tests and temperature tests, and survived with excellent results. ProMIL 150 is designed according to NATO STANAG standards and fulfills also an European civilian standard. Additionally we have developed a version of ProMIL 150 with harness attached to it for safer patient fastening. This version has also been tested against 24g crash test performed according to Australian regulations, Vuorenoja tells.
In the future, ProMIL 150 stretcher platforms will be used in all ProMIL 245 Mark II and ProMIL 360 Mark III stretcher loading systems as we will be using ProMIL 150 in all Frestems new stretcher loading systems as a standard platform.
Contact our sales to ask for more information of the new stretcher platform! We are sure, that this product will be a success among our customers, and hope that we can be part of saving lives on a battlefield with the help of ProMIL product family!