PRODUCT DESIGN | MECHANICAL ENGINEERING | PRODUCTION
SEVERO MEDICINE GRINDER
Severo from IMS Medical is the world market leader in professional pill grinding equipment, used by caretakers to enable patients with swallowing problems or dementia to take their medication.
Severo required a smaller portable solution of their equipment as the number of patients which are treated by homecare nurses was growing rapidly all over the world. Besides having an outdated look the machine which they developed 10 years prior was way too large and heavy to take to patients and had no battery. Together with the client the grinding mechanism was redesigned & engineered to be 12 times smaller; adding a new printed circuit board, battery and improved user interface in a handsome new housing. Integrating features like avoiding medication cross-contamination, clear view for the user and patient of the grinding process, silent and in hand operation.
After introduction on the market the new Severo 3.0 pill grinder turned out to be so successful and cost effective that the old equipment was phased out of production. The Severo 3.0 is assembled by our client in the Netherlands with components manufactured by partners out of Studio Mango’s network.