How to mitigate heating in a handheld surgical tool

Here are two main sources of power losses, and hence heating, when it comes to handheld surgical tool motors. Urs Kafader, Maxon Motor Motors operated at the rated torque limit can get very hot. In continuous operation, the winding can reach 155 °C, resulting in a housing temperature of some 120 °C. No surgeon would

Maxon Motor touts sterilizable drive system

Maxon Motor has introduced what it says is the first sterilizable steam sterilizable encoder – the ENX Easy. The ENX Easy is a sterilizable encoder for use with Maxon’s brushless DC motors. Maxon officials say the ENX Easy opens new possibilities in medical technology. The ENX Easy’s compact and robust design is especially ideal for power tools, according to

EPOS4 position controller: Compact power for motion control applications

maxon motor’s EPOS range of controllers achieved success in the marketplace. Since its launch in 2005, more than 100,000 units are in use worldwide. To build upon this success, the Swiss drive specialist launches the EPOS4 as the next generation of positioning controllers. The first product in maxon’s new line is the high-performance EPOS4 module with

A brushless DC motor for demanding operating room applications

maxon’s new brushless electric motor, the EC-4pole 30, delivers high torque at 106 mNm and is sterilizable which is perfect for hand-held surgical tools. Swiss drive specialist maxon motor has developed a robust brushless DC motor for hand-held surgical tools: the EC-4pole 30. Featuring two pole pairs, this DC motor provides a nominal torque of

High performance motor in a small package, maxon sets new standards in micro drives

maxon motor, a manufacturer of DC motors, gearheads and controllers, showcases its smallest DC brushless motor yet. Only 4 mm in diameter, the EC 4 brushless DC motor comes in two different lengths. Certified in accordance with ISO 13485, the new brushless micro drive is ideal for medical applications. The EC 4 brushless DC motor is maxon motor’s ultra-compact

Motors Help Developers Modify Medical Devices for Kids

Procyrion, Inc. is a medical device firm developing the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use in the treatment of chronic heart failure. Its Aortix is a small, continuous-flow pump mounted within a self-expanding anchoring system and delivered via catheter through the femoral artery to the descending thoracic aorta. Once the catheter sheath