Imaging systems and especially X-ray devices have become an indispensable part of everyday medical life. There are a wide variety of devices and applications that are optimally tailored to the respective application. Kendrion offers different solutions for different requirements in the areas of braking technology, solenoid technology and fluid technology.
Nowadays, the X-ray arm or also called C-arm is found in all operating rooms to support complex treatments in surgery. For example, vascular surgeons and radiologists can visualize and treat arteries and veins in serious operations by applying a contrast medium during the operation. Innovative C-arms are fully motorized and can be moved horizontally, vertically and around the swivel axes, so that X-ray images of the patient can be taken from almost any angle. Each position can be saved and recalled later. Holding brakes are installed in all axes of the C-arm. These hold the corresponding positions with millimeter precision to ensure the safety of the patient.
The hallmark of C-arms is the ability to record and then recall each individual position, a feature made possible by the integration of holding brakes in all axes of the C-arm.
Our permanent magnet brakes of the PM Line series serve as a holding function with millimeter precision, firmly anchoring the device in its intended position to ensure patient safety.
- precise holding
- low-noise adjustment
- safe holding in the event of a power failure
To protect patients and medical staff from the adverse effects of ionizing radiation in radiology, the radiation source must be reliably blocked.
Kendion rotary solenoids are used incombination with a lead paddle as optical shutters to block X-rays and release them at the right moment.
- fast closing time
- high lifetime
- closing of the paddle in case of power failure
For fluid applications for use in X-ray devices, complex assemblies are required to be easily integrated into an overall system in a space-saving design.
With the AirBoard®, Kendrion has developed a modular system consisting of a multilayer PCB that carries all electronic components, including valves and fittings. Instead of hoses, flexibly designed channels in the PCB connect the fluidic elements, eliminating complex assembly.
- compact and fully integrated
- customisable and flexible
- media resistance for water, air, oxygen, alcohol, varous detergents
For modern X-ray equipment, the safe and precise positioning of the X-ray arm is a central aspect.
The high performance linear solenoid LHP035 takes over the task of securely locking the set position. The linear solenoid is particularly convincing due to its strength with low space requirements and long service life.
- compact design (53x35x35 mm)
- high reliability (10 million cycles in continuous operation)
- short switching time