MD&M West: 10 technologies you should know

MD&M West is one of the largest medical device manufacturing events in the world, so it’s easy to get lost on the show floor. Even if you were in Anaheim, Calif., for the event last week, you may have missed a lot. From a new robotics insights display from Rethink Robotics to a disinfectant-resistant plastic

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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

Maxon Motor and Straumann partner to produce dental implant components

Maxon Motor and Straumann have announced their partnership to produce dental implant components by ceramic injection molding (CIM). The partnership includes joint venture company Maxon dental, based near Freiburg, Germany, that will develop and produce CIM components for Straumann. Under the terms of the agreement, Straumann will obtain a 49% stake in Maxon Dental—subject to

Circulatory support without surgery for heart failure patients

Chronic heart failure patients draw hope from a new technology. A team of life science entrepreneurs in Houston, Texas has developed the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use. Procyrion’s Aortix provides a minimally-invasive treatment option for the more than two million chronic heart failure patients in the U.S. alone who are too

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

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