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Direct drives

Multi-axis positioning system for analysis equipment
Open frame positioning system
Drive units for computer tomography machines with integrated FAG mechatronic bearing support system

Drives and bearing supports from one source: With IDAM direct drives to a system solution

IDAM direct drives for linear and rotary movements are particularly recommended for medical systems where high precision and dynamics as well as a long operating life are required. This involves everything from motors in patient couches and collimators for treating tumors to drive units without gearboxes for computer tomography.

Multi-axis manipulators for checking x-rays are already successfully in use and IDAM linear systems enable samples to be positioned in the single-digit μm range in medical analysis units. The virtually wear-free drives develop an enormous power density in the smallest of spaces.

The advantages include:

  • high speed variance
  • excellent dynamics and rigidity
  • high final speeds
  • high acceleration and braking capacity
  • high positioning and repeat accuracy.

The type HSR rotary drive is extremely well suited for use in the medical systems sector. With low-impedance windings and a low number of poles, this motor reaches relative speeds of 50 m/s and is therefore the obvious choice for high-speed applications. It is also designed specifically for customers and applications in the same way as drive HSRV with its special coil, which means it operates with low vibration for use in CT scanners.

Both motors are suitable for use as drives for high speed spindles or other rotating units where a high torque is also required.

On the way towards new, successful system solutions

Direct drive technology is fascinating not only due to its precision and dynamics, but olso due to its variety of possible applicatrions. With IDAM direct drives, we can supply you with precisely matched complete systems, which means you receive the drive and the bearing supports from one source. Benefit from these new opportunities for the design and performance for your medical devices.


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