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Medical and laboratory machines represent a rapidly growing market where compact, intelligent MDrive integrated motors are ideal for a wide range of applications

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Innovative motion automation solutions

Medical machinery, used for diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of diseases or medical conditions are continually evolving to meet the demands of new discoveries. The medical device technology market, which reached $521.2B in 2017 is expected to reach $674.5B by 2022, an average annual growth rate of 5.3%.

For over 15 years, Novanta IMS has been partnering with medical machine builders, working side-by-side to develop customized motion solutions across a wide range of medical and laboratory applications, as well as crossover applications in related pharmaceutical production and packaging segments.

MDrive smart integrated motors solve several key challenges that are faced when developing new medical devices. These are size, cost and reliability.

One builder, over 62,000 MDrive axes

One leading medical machine maker has purchased over 62,000 MDrive integrated motors, both rotary and linear, since 2004 in applications including:

CT scanners

CT (Computed Tomography) scanners perform advanced cardiac and neuro-imaging with outstanding quality while reducing patient radiation exposure. MDrive products are employed in the collimator to focus the particle beam.

Bone densitometers

Advanced bone densitometers (bone density scanners) deliver exceptional precision and low-dose radiation to collect precise data on soft tissue and bone composition. This includes bone-mineral density (BMD), lean- and fat-tissue mass, and percentage of fat.

A full range of biomedical applications

Stepper motors play a significant role in the development of a number of advanced medical machines. MDrive’s tight integration of a motor, controller and driver electronics, network connectivity and encoder feedback fit the bill across a wide spectrum of medical applications.

Medical pumps
  • Peristaltic pumps
  • Liquid chromatography
  • Mass spectrometry
  • Dialysis machine
  • Pulmonary heart pumps
  • Blood handling
  • Laser-assisted cataract surgery
  • Analysis autosampler
  • Microbiology specimen processor
  • Molecular diagnostic gene sequencer
  • The sample pipetting in genetics sequencing
Miscellaneous machines
  • DNA sequencer
  • Ventilator
  • Pharmaceutical compound mixer
  • Liquid handling
  • Ultraviolet no-touch hospital sanitizer
Reduce costs and simplify your motion control application with smart integrated motors
Peristaltic pump dispensing

Accurate dispensing affects a great deal of drug development and delivery. For this and many reasons, peristaltic pumps have found wide application.

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