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Old 26th March 2020, 12:54   #1
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According to a media report, Maruti Suzuki is evaluating the possibility of manufacturing ventilators.

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The Government of India has reportedly reached out to automakers for assistance in the fight against the deadly coronavirus pandemic.

According to RC Bhargava, Chairman, Maruti Suzuki, the company will be looking into the matter and taking a call in 1-2 days.

Mahindra has already announced that it will start manufacturing ventilators for Covid-19 patients. Mahindra Holidays has also offered its resorts that could be used as temporary care facilities for patients. Besides this, the Mahindra Foundation will be setting up a fund to assist small businesses and self employed persons in their value chain.



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Relevant to this: https://www.roadandtrack.com/car-cul...irus-covid-19/
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An interesting approach, trying to build a ventilator from the existing parts bin could speed up the things and also helps produce good quality products in short notice.
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An interesting approach, trying to build a ventilator from the existing parts bin could speed up the things and also helps produce good quality products in short notice.
Which existing parts? Can you list common parts between a Car and a Ventilator?

They are talking about Ventilator not a chassis part or quarter panel.

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Which existing parts? Can you list common parts between a Car and a Ventilator?

They are talking about Ventilator not a chassis part or quarter panel.
Sure, here you go:

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Blower Motor from F-150's seat ventilation system, and Battery from a handheld power tool.

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Ford will assist by providing components from their parts bin to build the respirators. The design released by Ford (top) will use 3M filters that draw air into a blower motor sourced from an F-150 and then pushed through a tube up to a mask that is sealed to the user's face.

The blower motor is sourced from the F-150's front seat assembly and is usually employed as part of the ventilated seat option. These motors are compact and run on 12 volts in the car, so they can be used with a battery pack in a situation where they need to be portable.

Seat blower motors may not seem like the first choice, but they are actually matched quite well to the blowers that are usually present in these types of respirators. According to Delta Group, seat blowers can operate at 9 to 16 volts while drawing around half an amp. This allows them to produce between 14 and 19 cfm of airflow.
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Ford is planning to use power tool batteries to operate the respirators. Based on their sketches, it looks like they will use something similar to the Dewalt DC9071 12-volt. This battery is rated at 2.4 amp hours, which allows us to get an estimate of run time using the Time = Current/Amps formula. In this case we would take the 2.4 amp hours and divide it by 0.5 amps from the blower rating above to give us a rough run time of a little under five hours.

Since these blowers would only need to run at half speed, it is possible that the run time could be doubled, extending it all the way up to 10 hours. These numbers would be comparable to the purpose-built respirator battery packs which range from four to six hours for standard units and eight to 12 hours for high capacity units.
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The great thing about using off-the-shelf parts is that most of the pieces needed to assemble these respirators are available in fairly large quantities. The seat blower motors can be pulled off the shelf by Ford and they can request more from their suppliers if needed. The drill battery packs use a standard interface and are available from the original equipment manufacturers as well as many aftermarket sources.

Ventilated seats are fairly widespread now, with many manufacturers sourcing the blowers from the same suppliers. One of the biggest is Gentherm. They’ve supplied parts for many Ford vehicles in the past and build blowers for a variety of manufacturers. Cars like the Jeep Grand Cherokee use Gentherm blowers that are very similar in design to those used on the F-150, so other automotive manufacturers could also potentially join Ford by either providing manufacturing capability or supplying some of the parts that they have on their shelves.
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Masks will likely require some work, but Ford has already started employing their resources at their Advanced Manufacturing Center in Redford, Michigan to produce face shields employing things like their in-house 3D printers to build certain components. It is likely that they can transfer some of those capabilities in order to build respirator masks.
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Maruti Suzuki joins hands with Noida-based startup to produce ventilators.

MSIL has entered an arrangement with Noida-based startup AgVa Healthcare, an existing approved manufacturer of ventilators.

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To rapidly scale up production of ventilators, MSIL would work with AgVa Healthcare, where the latter would be responsible for the technology, performance and related matters for all the ventilators produced and sold by them.

The target is to reach a volume of 10,000 units per month.
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MSIL would use its suppliers to produce the required volume of components and use its experience and knowledge to upgrade systems for the production and quality control of the higher volumes.
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Default Re: Covid-19: Maruti Suzuki could manufacture ventilators

Repurposing established tooling is the fastest way to creating essential healthcare supplies. Hopefully every car manufacturer (and anyone else with capable equipment) can be leveraged in the next few weeks as things come to a head.

Would be interesting to see how creative they can get with available parts. Mahindra already built a basic automated ventilator prototype, per reports.

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Maruti Suzuki joins hands with Noida-based startup to produce ventilators---
More on Maruti Suzuki's ventilator/ PPE program.

-Intends To Produce 10,000 Ventilators A Month

-Work with AgVa Healthcare to rapidly scale up production of ventilators

-Krishna Maruti Limited, a joint venture of MSIL, would be manufacturing 3-ply masks for supply to the Haryana and Central governments.Production is expected to start as soon as all approvals are received

-Bharat Seats Limited, a joint venture of MSIL with the Relan family, would be manufacturing protective clothing as soon as all approvals are in place.

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Even GM cant make ventilators in time.


They will be able to make only 6000 in late April.
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