Quantcast
Channel: Motion Control Archives - Medical Design and Outsourcing
Browsing latest articles
Browse All 79 View Live

Quantum Devices touting miniature rotary encoder

Quantum Devices Inc. now offers a new miniaturized commutating/incremental optical encoder option. The new QM22 series of incremental encoders offers a super compact 22-mm diameter and a 12.4-mm...

View Article



Artificial muscles from KAIST are small enough to power robotic butterflies

A team at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology has developed an ultra-thin actuators for soft robotics, which they demonstrated in kinetic art. The post Artificial muscles from KAIST...

View Article

What are IIoT sensors for motion systems?

Sensors have always been a part of industrial automation and motion control systems. However, as the industrial IoT (IIoT) continues to make inroads into real-world applications, the spotlight shifts...

View Article

What are some connectivity options for smart motors?

The class of motors known as “smart” motors continue to see a steady increase in use in many industrial applications. A smart motor is essentially a motor that integrates a number of other components...

View Article

Portescap brushless, slotted motors designed to withstand hundreds of...

Portescap’s new SM series of surgical motors are designed to meet the demanding requirements for surgical devices at a more cost-effective price point. These motors leverage Portescap’s market-leading...

View Article


Is EtherCAT on the rise for motion applications?

For motion control and machine automation, the EtherCAT networking protocol has been slowly gaining acceptance, garnering more interest from both end users as well as developers of motion control...

View Article

Space-saving integrated guide, linear encoder from THK

The new Type SHS-LE from THK integrates the global standard THK Type SHS LM guide with a THK linear encoder (linear position sensor). This combined model allows for compact machine designs that require...

View Article

MD&M West exhibitors you need to know

MD&M West — set for  Feb. 11-13, 2020 — is billed as the largest medical device manufacturing event in the world. Now in its 35th year, it showcases hundreds of industry suppliers and attracts...

View Article


What is an autoclave cycle?

Keith Halbert, Portescap The most common sterilization method used in hospitals is autoclaving, also called steam sterilization. During autoclaving, surgical handtools are exposed to 100% humidity,...

View Article


How to select miniature motors for surgical robotics

Surgical robotics is leveraging the same sterilizable brushless direct current (BLDC) motors already used for decades in surgical hand tools. It’s all about torque, speed and reliability — as well as...

View Article

Instron debuts two new universal testing systems

Instron (Norwood, Mass.) announced today that it is introducing a new generation of universal testing systems. The 3400 and 6800 Series are successors to the company’s 3300 and 5900 Series systems and...

View Article

Abilitech aims to arm people with independence

Some have dubbed Abilitech’s device “a wheelchair for the arms.” Its machined aluminum exoskeletal arm and breathable cloth vest use a spring counterbalance system and a “living hinge” that spreads the...

View Article

How Monolithic Power Systems is going DIY on ventilators

Monolithic Power Systems (San Jose, Calif.) says it has assembled an emergency ventilator inspired by the open-source MIT design to aid in the fight against COVID-19. MPS is applying its expertise in...

View Article


XDBOT designed to disinfect large surfaces

One of the challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic that robotics developers are trying to solve is the disinfection of large areas. Researchers at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore today...

View Article

How linear systems are helping to automate COVID-19 testing

Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) is a reliable, highly sensitive method for detecting the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which causes COVID-19. Although the test can be performed on...

View Article


Ogura Industrial touts holding brakes for robotic and medical equipment

As automation continues to accelerate, there’s a growing need to hold equipment in place in the case of a power failure — or to provide positioning, according to Ogura Industrial, maker of six...

View Article

Hillrom debuts positionable surgical table

Hillrom (NYSE:HRC) today announced the commercial launch of the PST 500, a precision surgical table, and an addition to the Yellofins stirrups line, Yellofins Apex. The PST 500 is designed for a wide...

View Article


How a Mars rover is enabling better surgical robots

From the Perseverance Mars Rover on its way to Mars to race cars, maxon (Taunton, Mass.) credits the aerospace and automotive industries with presenting demanding design challenges that are bearing...

View Article

Stryker launches ‘smart’ hospital bed

Stryker today announced the global launch of the industry’s first and only completely wireless hospital bed, ProCuity. ProCuity was designed to help reduce in-hospital patient falls at all acuity...

View Article

‘World’s smallest’ wristed surgical robotic instruments gain CE Mark

Italian robotic surgery company MMI has announced the CE marking and launch of what it’s calling the “world’s smallest wristed surgical instruments.” MMI designed the Symani surgical system for open...

View Article

BREAKING: Johnson & Johnson finally unveils its new robot-assisted surgery...

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) today shared details on its surgical robotic platform that it says offers unrivaled flexibility and control compared to the rest of the market. The new system is...

View Article


Dover Motion’s SmartStage XY wins design awards

Dover Motion’s SmartStage XY sample positioning stage for high-resolution automated digital microscopes has been named a winner in the Design World 2021 LEAP Awards and Machine Design’s 2021 Idea...

View Article


Endiatx’s pill-sized robot sees and swims inside the stomach

An unconventional CEO and his team take aim at endoscopies with faster, cheaper stomach imaging — and that’s just the start. Welcome to the era of tiny robots inside the body. As he prepared to swallow...

View Article

Portescap is returning to MD&M West

Portescap will use next week’s MD&M West in Anaheim, California to show off its wide variety of miniature medical monitors. It’s the first time Portescap has exhibited at MD&M West since early...

View Article

Researchers develop wearable robotic exomuscle system

ETH Zurich researchers have redefined the muscle shirt. Marie Georgarakis, a former doctoral student at ETH Zurich’s Sensory Motor Systems Lab, is the creator of the Myoshirt, a wearable, textile...

View Article

Browsing latest articles
Browse All 79 View Live




Latest Images