Monday, October 11, 2010

Linear motion in medicine

Thomson has released a new brochure containing a detailed guide on the use of its components in a diverse range of medical engineering applications. This latest publication demonstrates the company’s significant domain expertise to provide designers and decision makers in the medical engineering sector with the optimum solutions to match their application requirements.

The "Medical Motion Solutions" brochure is divided into four key categories of application:
• Diagnostic & /treatment equipment
• Patient transport, personal mobility

• Ergotherapy and rehabilitation apparatus
• Laboratory automation

Very often standard off-the-shelf components don’t meet the demanding needs of specialised medical equipment. Thomson specialise in working closely with OEMs to design and customise the optimal solution for medical motion applications. The company’s flexibility in design and manufacturing provides OEMs with solutions that can’t be found elsewhere.

Each of these areas are described using typical examples to explain how Thomson products can be applied In the diagnosis/treatment section, for example, readers will discover which components can be applied in an imaging system: Thomson has developed OEM specific lifting columns while standard components such as gearheads and linear bearings are used for the associated patient table.

Additional illustrated examples include patient lifting, stair lifts and wheelchairs for personal mobility applications as well as fluid pumps and handling apparatus for laboratory automation. In the field of laboratory automation, for example, customers benefit from high speed, precision and reliability, combined with low maintenance costs and silent operation by applying Thomson miniature stainless steel linear guides and leadscrews.

The brochure may be downloaded from their Medical & Health application pages.

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