Motion Control Solutions for Medical Equipment Applications

Miki Pulley offers a full line of high-precision motion control solutions for medical equipment. We help medical equipment OEMs solve their mechanical challenges with high-performance motion control solutions designed for precision applications. Our shaft couplings and spring actuated brakes feature robust designs that provide dependable, long-lasting performance.

Medical Equipment Applications Medical Equipment Applications

In the example above, a Miki Pulley SFC shaft coupling and BXW spring actuated brake are used in a medical imaging system. These devices work together to ensure accurate linear movement and maintain proper positioning throughout the process.

Smooth Operating, Zero Backlash Shaft Couplings

The SFC coupling operates with zero backlash and low inertia, utilizing metal plate springs to provide high torsional rigidity and dampen vibration. A flexible element gap reduces conductive heat transfer between the motor and the output shaft.
Step-Flex resonance couplings feature a laminated rubber element that combats vibration and resonance between shafts. The enhanced dampening effect of this design enables high-speed control with zero backlash, even at high speeds.
Magnetic shaft couplings utilize magnetic force to transmit torque between shafts. The non-contact, clean operating design produces no noise or vibration and is ideal for use in sensitive medical equipment applications.

Reliable Clutches and Brakes for Medical Equipment

The BXW model brake stops rotation when power is disengaged, and stops linear actuators from back-driving if power unexpectedly fails. Special spring placement minimizes noise caused by high-speed vibration, and the BXW’s compact design allows for easy installation and can reduce the equipment’s footprint.
Electromagnetic tooth clutches feature interlocking teeth and are configured to allow full tooth depth use in any rotational direction. Full position models engage at any radian position with a rotation. Our fixed position models engage at one radian position per revolution.

Improve Your Design with Our Medical Equipment Motion Control Solutions

Miki Pulley is a world-class brand offering high-performance medical equipment motion control solutions. Order from stock or work with an application engineer to develop a custom solution for your machine design. Contact us to discuss shaft couplings, brakes, and other motion control solutions for medical equipment applications.