Increasing miniaturisation in medical technology, optimised function and quality requirements are all boosting the demand for high-tech products. maxon motor is responding to this trend by offering a wider range of sterilisable motors and gearheads.
Traditional compressed air drives used in medical technology are gradually being replaced by electrical ones. They are more flexible to use, very easy to regulate, more hygenic and not least, do not make the shrill noise that terrifies so many patients.
Electrical drives open up new possibilities for dental and medical technology. They can be used in a range of applications, such as handtools for sugery and dental medicine, infusion pumps, endoscopes, dialysis systems, collimators in radiation and analysis equipment. As well as being completly reliable, one crucial aspect for medical applications - and one that has been a major problem for drives - is that the components can be sterilised.
Versatile drive solutions with sterilisable DC motors - maxon motor now offers three sterilisable, electronically commutated DC motors in diameters of 6, 16 and 22 mm. The production processes and choice of material are specifically optimised for the extreme conditions of sterilisation.
The new sterilisable EC 16 with 40 watt output has a 12.6 mNm torque and reaches speeds of up to 50,000 rpm-1. The motors are available with integrated Hall sensors, helping create highly dynamic servodrives when combined with the appropriate electronics.
More torque with sterilisable gearheads - Gears can be used if greater torque and lower speeds are required. maxon os now adding a sterilisable 22 mm diameter gearhead to complement its existing 6 and 8 mm ones. The new GP 22 M has 55 different reduction ratios from 3.8:1 to 4592:1 and a maximum continous torque of up to 2Nm when combined with the sterilisable EC 22 motor, this creates a dynamic 50 w unit that can be used in many applications. A 22mm diameter makes it ideal for handtools.