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Sharps Containers

Supplier: Wickham Plastics

A safer way to remove, contain and dispose of used blades without injury rates of two hand removal techniques involving fingers,forceps or resheathing

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Sharps Containers

From Customer idea and sketch Wickham Plastics designed and developed this project which included selection and testing of alternative materials (such as ABS, filled and un-filled Nylon, Acrylic, PP and Acetyl), prototyping, extensive die trialing and tool modification, ultra sonic welding, assembly and labelling.

Key features of the new container include:

  • An optimised "rocker blade" remover incorporating a unique metal anvil for superior wear resistance;
  • A complex "finger & ratchet" mechanism to automatically count the number of blades removed;
  • A highly engineered "control gate and hook" system that shuts-off to prevent the insertion of additional handles once a pre-set volume of blades has been stripped.
  • Sharps container is secured by a reusable mounting bracket so that you do not have to hold or brace the container when in use.
  • Sharps container ensures optimal safety based on speed and convenience for the end user, ergonomic simplicity, passive, automatic and single handed safety priniples.

The project was successfully completed in a condensed 12 months time frame in order to meet domestic and export deliveries.

Wickham Plastics proudly acheived the;

"Winner of the Australian (Engineering) Design Award for the Sharps Container Scalpel Blade Remover."

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