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.
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