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 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 millimetre precision to ensure the safety of the patient.
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