In May, Portescap announced the launch of a 24 hour rapid turnaround program for prototyping of brushless, slotted DC motors. This new initiative will allow clients to order sample motors in a variety of sizes and gear ratios to test with custom applications. Autoclaveable DC motors are among the devices being offered as standard prototype options. This supplier also offers a 5 day production commitment for non-standard prototypes such as those requiring shaft alterations.
Portescap’s BLDC motors are designed for quiet and efficient operation. They are commonly used in surgical and dental hand tools. Keeping noise levels to a minimum during concentration-intensive operations is beneficial for surgeons who use these devices. Stressed out dental patients will also appreciate the comparatively gentle hum of these high quality tools.
Models are available to meet a wide range of speed and torque requirements for light or heavy duty applications. This company’s sterilizeable BLDC slotted motors are specifically designed for sterile environments and have been rigorously consumer tested. These devices can remain in good condition through over 1,000 autoclave cycles. This makes them ideal for medical and research facilities that require regular and thorough decontamination of all tools used in controlled areas.
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Portescap (a division of Danaher Motion Company) bills itself as the leading supplier of DC motors for powered surgical instruments. These include such tools as micro-debriders, bone drills and saws, and other high speed instruments. The motors are small yet effective at the same time. This reduces the necessary size and weight of the hand tools for which they supply mechanical power. Vibration and heat transfer are also kept to a minimum. Top of the line torque density (up to 30% higher than traditional motors) and speed potential reduce operating time. All of these features together decrease hand fatigue – allowing for greater surgical precision. Recovery tends to be faster for shorter operations, so more efficient equipment directly benefits patients as well.
The company’s experience with miniaturized power devices stretches back over 70 years. During this time, they have learned to optimize their motor designs to be as compact as possible. Currently, this distributor advertises over a dozen standard autoclaveable motor models for customers to choose from. With the added option of custom prototypes, the number of potential applications is now greatly expanded. All their sterilizeable motors are designed to be well sealed so they can be easily disinfected without damage to internal components. Sterile processing departments that regularly process power tools don’t have to worry about harming these devices. They can withstand the intense heat, pressure, and moisture levels found in any standard autoclave.
Of course, the degree of sterility achieved is dependent on the proper functioning of the sterilization equipment being used. If you have recently tested your autoclave and found that it no longer operates to the required standards, it is time to review your repair and replacement options. This free report provides basic information you should have on hand before you make any sterilizer decision. Saving money and time is one choice that always makes sense.