The COVID-19 pandemic has created a massive spike in the demand for medical equipment in every region of the world, including personal protective equipment, laboratory test systems, ventilators and more. A major global supplier of blood gas analyzers reached out to Kollmorgen—its motion partner of 15 years—with an urgent request to more than quadruple production of the specialized steppers that are all-important to blood gas analyzer accuracy, reliability and efficiency.
Effective treatment of disease begins with fast, accurate diagnosis.
In vitro studies of patient fluids, cells and tissues influence 60% to 70% of clinical decisions.1 Even before the COVID-19 crisis arrived, new test methods and growing test volumes were already driving a strong need for new and upgraded clinical analyzers—both in the laboratory and at medical centers. Maximum productivity requires quick, precise, coordinated motion for positioning pipettes, aspirating aliquots, dispensing reagents and more.
As a trusted supplier to many major manufacturers, Kollmorgen understands the specialized motion requirements of in vitro diagnostic devices.
Kollmorgen motion systems offer precise single-axis or coordinated multi-axis control. Our broad portfolio includes compact designs that provide the torque and power density needed for highly dynamic motion even in a small machine footprint or in low-voltage/mobile applications. Our Powermax NEMA 23 stepper motors deliver precise motion control without the need for encoders and feedback circuits, and they feature oversized bearings for increased service life.
With these and other motion products, we offer an extensive selection of standard models and rapid prototyping of customized options for a perfect fit.
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We’re prepared to rapidly prototype and produce your optimum motion solution, with in-region production on four continents to help you confidently fight disease around the world. Explore the successes we’ve had with a wide range of motion-critical, time-sensitive medical device applications, including CT scanners, blood gas analyzers and breathing mask machines.
Count on Kollmorgen support to help you design and build a successful machine and keep it reliably productive, anywhere in the world. Our co-engineering experts will work with you to tailor a perfect-fit solution for your motion requirements.
For more than 100 years, Kollmorgen has been creating innovative solutions that bring big ideas to reality, keep the world safer and improve lives. Our history of reliability is unsurpassed, and our solutions are supported through engineering centers of excellence and customer service in all major regions of the world.
1. Ulrich-Peter Rohr, et. al., “The Value of In Vitro Diagnostic Testing in Medical Practice: A Status Report,” PLoS One. . 2016; 11(3): e0149856. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4778800/