Keyword: Motors & Drives

Motion Control

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R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Recent advances in robotics technology enables prosthetics that can dramatically improve the mobility of lower-limb amputees, allowing them to negotiate stairs and slopes and uneven ground, and...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Zero-Max, Inc., Plymouth, MN, precision machined ServoClass couplings are available with hub taper adapters for use on servo motors with tapered shafts in high speed applications. The hub adapters fit precisely in the...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

Amacoil, Inc., Aston, PA, released a linear speed control option for Model RG rolling ring linear drives that lets users fix a specific speed in one or both directions. Medical equipment designers may...

Products: Motion Control

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions, Waterbury, CT, announces its latest addition to the IDEA Drive™ line of sophisticated stepper motor controllers. The RoHS-compliant PCM4806E drive allows an encoder input to...

Products: Medical

Applimotion, Inc., Loomis, CA, offers custom direct drive motor assemblies with its popular ULT, UTH, UTS, and UTO brushless frameless motor kits inside. With sizes ranging from 10 mm to 500 mm in...

Products: Motion Control

Maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, announces two new systems composed of spindle, axial bearing, and gearhead. The GP 16S with ceramic spindle and the 8 mm GP 8S spindle drive. A ceramic spindle has a nearly...

Products: Motion Control

Portescap, West Chester, PA, introduces the 22ECS brushless motor. Designed to deliver exceptional efficiency in high-speed applications, the 22ECS runs up to 30 percent cooler than similar motors, at speeds...

Products: Materials

Aerotech, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, offers a full range of additive manufacturing motion systems and components. Aerotech manufactures its own motors, drives, and motion controllers, and offers a...

Products: Medical

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, Wilmington, MA, introduces DriveSure™, a new panel-mount OEM brushless DC gear motor with fully integrated speed controller. DriveSure features a 51:1 control ratio and a 408-8rpm...

Applications: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Worldwide an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auckland, New Zealand, has developed an innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility...

Applications: Motion Control

The lack of gravity in space reduces the mechanical loading seen by both the muscles and bones of the body, especially those related to standing and moving. The body adapts to reduced...

News: Medical
Penn State-Developed Heart Pump Sees Successful Human Testing

A team of researchers at The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) and Materials Science Department, University Park, have seen the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) minimally invasive heart pump they developed between 2005 and 2011 transitioned to its...

Features: Medical

As an increasing number of patients enter the operating room, more and more orthopedic surgeons are becoming orthopedic patients themselves. According to a survey entitled “Occupational Hazards...

Products: Motion Control

Maxon Motor, Fall River, MA, introduces the EC4, a 4 mm diameter brushless DC motor and gearhead. Maxon increased the performance of this tiny motor using the latest winding technology along with the most powerful...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Applied Motion Products, Watsonville, CA, has introduced six new STM24 integrated drive+motors, which provide 60% more torque than size 23 motors but still mount like a NEMA23. The new models sport 100 MBit...

Products: Motion Control

PITTMAN Motors, Harleysville, PA, a unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced configurable 3D CAD model downloads for its entire offering of brushless DC motors. The 3D model...

Products: Motion Control

Applimotion, Inc., Loomis, CA, scales its LARC motors (Linear Arc) for large diameter applications greater than 1 meter diameter. The modular nature of these motors allows them to integrate...

News: Medical
Rise of ‘Microrockets’ and ‘Micromotors’

At the 245th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, in New Orleans, scientists from the University of California, San Diego, described their advances in micromotor technology that, they say, could open the door to broad new medical uses.

Products: Motion Control

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, introduces the BS22 -1.5 spindle drive from the FAULHABER Group. High-precision lead screws in combination with DC-micromotors, brushless DC-servomotors or stepper motors make it...

Products: Medical

Servo2Go, Greenville, DE, announces Applied Motion Products’ new line of brushless DC motor drives. The BD5 is a brushless DC motor drive based on advanced control technology aimed at OEM applications that require high...

Products: Medical

Thomson Industries, Inc., Wood Dale, IL, introduces its comprehensive Linear Motion Systems catalog. This 230+ page guide details the features, specifications, dimensions, and ordering information for the...

Applications: Medical

In 2006, engineers from the Thermo Fisher Barrington division in Barrington, IL, were faced with a number of challenges to improve their highly successful...

Products: Motion Control

Crouzet has introduced the DCmind Brush range of direct current brush motors. These soundless motors, even under full load, offer exceptional efficiencies, long service life, and a wide range of gearboxes and...

Products: Medical

MICROMO (Clearwater, FL) has expanded its range of brushed motors with the addition of two new CXR series graphite commutated motors. The new drives offer high-power density with 4 or 8 mNm continuous...

Products: Motion Control

PITTMAN Motors, a division of AMETEK Precision Motion Control (Harleysville, PA), introduced configurable DC motor 3D model downloads. The 3D model system is an online system that allows an...

Products: Motion Control

Applimotion, Inc., (Loomis, CA) introduces new models of its UTS Slotless frameless direct drive motors expanding covering sizes from 12 mm diameter to 300 mm diameter. The slotless motor product line...

Products: Motion Control

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) has released the DCM4826X stepper motor drive module, a bipolar 2 phase chopper drive package rated for a 12-48VDC input voltage and a continuous output current rating...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control

Today, powered surgical hand tools are used in almost all surgical specialties: ENT, Orthopedics, Neurology, Eye, and Plastics. Initially pneumatic powered,...

Products: Motion Control

Applimotion (Loomis, CA) offers ULT, UTH, UTS, and UTO frameless motor kits that cover a wide range of applications, including robots, inspection platforms, medical diagnostic machines, and imaging systems. With...

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.