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Holding brakes for medical technology from Kendrion

In the dynamic field of medical technology, holding brakes are indispensable components that ensure safety and accuracy during surgical procedures. These essential components are used in state-of-the-art surgical devices and robots where they are responsible for precise positioning and a stable hold. Furthermore they guarantee safe stopping of mobile robots (AGV / AMR), which are intended to support the medical staff in the future.

But what’s the function of a holding brake and what specific requirements do they have to meet?


The role of holding brakes in medical technology

Holding brakes are at the heart of motion control in medical operating systems and robots. Their primary function is to stop movements and hold the equipment securely in the desired position. This is particularly critical in operating rooms, where even minimal unintended movement can have serious consequences.


Requirements for holding brakes for surgical equipment and robots

The requirements for holding brakes in medical applications such as surgery microscopes, C-arms or robot-assisted operating systems are correspondingly high: not only do they have to work safely and reliably, they also have to be extremely precise to ensure the exact alignment of the equipment. Furthermore, they must ensure low-noise operation so as not to disturb concentration in the operating room and have a high power density to offer maximum efficiency even where space is limited. The ability to respond immediately to commands and hold any position safely is crucial for patient safety at all times.  


Why you should choose Kendrion holding brakes

Our extensive range of holding brakes is specially designed to meet the high demands of medical technology. We offer a wide selection of spring-applied brakes and permanent-magnet brakes that can be specifically adapted to the needs and requirements of each individual application. With our customized solutions, we focus on a high level of safety and quality. Our expertise and excellent customer advice give you a major advantage when integrating the right holding brake into your application.

Application examples for Surgical Devices & Robots

Surgical Microscopes
Perfection during surgeries

Surgical microscopes and lights are essential for performing surgical procedures. Kendrion’s safety brakes hold the tripod arms in position and the surgeon can easily reposition them if necessary.

Imaging Systems
Safety in all axes

Imaging systems support complex surgical procedures with X-ray images. Our advanced holding brakes position accurately in all axes, ensuring patient safety.

Surgical robots
Exact Positioning

In the rapidly evolving world of surgical robotics, precision and patient safety are of utmost importance. Our brakes play a crucial role, ensuring absolute reliability and precise positioning.

Autonomous mobile robots
Optimized hospital logistics

AGVs will play a significant role in hospitals of the future, optimizing logistics and supporting staff. Brakes ensure the safety of employees and patients by stopping the vehicles in emergency situations.

Do you have any questions? Then contact our brake expert for medical technology!

Why is Kendrion​ the perfect partner?​

The customer is the central focus of all our activities. The complete Kendrion team is committed to meet the requirements and wishes of our global customers. We place great value on partnership and open communication.

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Our product portfolio

We are a full-line provider​ and specialist for permanent​ magnet and spring-applied​ brakes for technologically​ demanding servomotors.
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Design to application

Customized to your​ application, the design​ of our brakes is the best​ possible combination of​ technology and economy.
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Market know-how

Our products are used in​ fast growing markets of​ the future such as robotics,​ AGVs, and medical technology.​
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Quality & Safety

We offer highest safety​ standards through our​ unique validation and​ quality processes.
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