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May 1, 2020

Honda America making ventilator compressors for Dynaflo

Honda of America has begun producing and delivering components for the production of ventilators to Dynaflo.

By Olly Wehring

Honda of America has begun producing and delivering components for the production of ventilators to Dynaflo.

The automaker is helping boost production of diaphragm compressors, a key component of portable ventilators that are used in hospitals and by first responders throughout the country to help with COVID-19 virus treatment. The companies are aiming to produce 10,000 compressors per month once production reaches capacity and expect to maintain production of compressors until the end of August.

Honda has altered a 6,000 sq ft area of its Technical Development Center in Marysville, Ohio into a space to assemble the compressors.

The process was developed using company production expertise, including parts tracking, build timing, quality checks and lot control.

Dynaflo had been making the compressors at the rate of about 75 per week prior to the virus crisis.

To boost output, Dynaflo and Honda partnered with Stop the Spread, a coalition of 1,500 volunteer CEOs working to support the government with its response to COVID-19. Stop the Spread connected the two companies which teamed up to meet this critical need for more portable ventilators.

Honda workers received help from Dynaflo personnel to learn best practices in compressor assembly. Honda now builds and quality tests the devices prior to shipping.

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