Surgical robots have found their way into many surgical fields, and even complicated operations can now be performed in a minimally invasive manner. With the help of the robot, operations can be planned much more accurately and the surgical incisions can be made much more precisely, as any slight tremor of the surgeon is compensated. Due to the increased mobility of the robot arms, even very complex operations can be performed particularly gently in limited spaces.
The brakes used in the robot joints must offer high reliability, have a compact design, allow highly accurate positioning and operate without wear. Permanent magnet brakes or flat spring-applied brakes from KENDRION are mainly used here. They fulfil requirements such as holding, positioning and emergency stop and reliably ensure the safety of the patient even in the event of a power failure.