Motors for Disposable Surgical Tools

Challenge

Surgical Stapler

Single-use medical devices have become a viable alternative to re-usable devices in many applications and represent a growing trend. For surgical tools, lower costs and improved patient safety are helping to drive this trend. Advances in component design and manufacturing techniques have made it possible to produce equipment with the quality required to perform complex surgery, yet at a price point where disposal of the tool after a single surgery can be justified. By adopting disposable surgical tools, hospitals can remove the risks associated with using tools for multiple patients, while also eliminating the logistic issues and costs of sterilization between surgeries.

In order to be financially competitive with reusable devices, cost efficiency is a very important criterion while selecting a motion solution for any single-use device. Portescap’s Athlonix DCP and DCT range of Brush DC motors are highly optimized for price-to-performance and can be an ideal solution for a broad range of single-use medical devices.

Benefits

  • Greater efficiency
  • Optimum package size
  • High power density
  • Cost efficiency

Customization Options

  • Connectors
  • Different coil impedance
  • Shaft customizations
  • Mechanical integration upon request (housing, front & rear flange, shaft)
  • Low noise gearing system available on request