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Powered Surgical Tools Rely on Custom Engineered Miniature Motors

August 9, 2022

Miniature motors are vital in the world of surgical applications, specifically for surgical robotics and powered surgical hand tools. These motors, which are responsible for powering powered surgical tools, must meet (and preferably exceed) exact speed and torque specifications, have the capacity to withstand high temperatures and survive numerous autoclave cycles, stay cool during operation, and meet extreme positioning requirements – among a host of other nuances and application-specific needs. Given the sensitive nature of surgery and the numerous specifications that must be met, surgical tool designers are best served by engaging with a trusted motion solutions supplier at the very start of the tool design process. This early engagement means that collaboration happens from the get-go, ensuring that engineers from both sides of the aisle are working hand-in-hand to develop, test, and implement the ideal motion solution.

Portescap is one such supplier. With over 20 years of experience in designing and developing high-quality sterilizable motor solutions for your most performance-critical surgical power tools, an ISO 9001-certified manufacturing and prototyping facility in the United States, and global R&D and Engineering teams standing by, we’re ready to help. Learn more about our surgical motor solutions directly from Paul Schonhoff, SMS Business Development Manager at Portescap, or by visiting