All about medical: Altra Motion brands Portescap, Thomson Industries, Warner Electric bring motion control technologies to MD&M West 2023

February 6, 2023
All About Medical

The industry-leading brands of Altra Motion will be attending MD&M West 2023, a medical technology trade show focused on the engineering of life-saving devices, Feb. 7-9 in Anaheim, California.

Learn a bit about each of our brands’ offerings below!

Portescap – high-precision brush, brushless, and stepper mini motors

Portescap’s miniature motors portfolio provides the precise control, high efficiency, and low vibration necessary to maximize performance, reduce costs, and improve reliability for medical application devices.

Portescap’s brush DC, brushless DC, and stepper motors are designed to thrive in the most challenging of environments, easily providing the high speeds, efficiency, and precision that are critical to medical device applications.

SMS Motor

Motor accessories, customization options, and, availability of Engineer-to-Engineer collaboration ensure that motors meet and exceed necessary requirements.

Visit Portescap booth #1649!

Thomson – linear systems, lead screws, ball splines and more

With more than 75 years of global achievement in motion control innovation and quality, Thomson is the industry’s premier producer of Linear Actuators, Linear Ball Bushing® Bearings and Profile Rail Bearings, 60 Case® LinearRace® Shafting, Ground and Rolled Ball Screws, Linear Systems and related accessories.

Thomson invented the Linear Ball Bushing Bearing in 1945 and has set the standard ever since with an unsurpassed set of linear motion control solutions serving global aerospace and defense, medical and health, factory automation, food processing, and mobile off-highway markets.

Thomson Mini Lead Screws
Thomson Compact Motor

Thomson has facilities in North America, Europe and Asia with more than 2000 distributor locations around the world.

Visit Thomson at booth #1655!

Warner Electric – mini brakes, clutches

Warner Electric's specialty and focus on miniature brake design allows them to provide ideal solutions for a wide variety of medical applications. Their engineers work directly with OEM engineers to customize braking solutions through torque requirements, space limitations and more.

Designed for dependability and quiet operation, Warner’s world-class brakes and clutches are engineered for routine and advanced medical equipment, including:

  • MRI and CT scanners
  • X-ray and mammography machines
  • Surgical robots
  • Patient tables
  • And more!
Warner Servo Motor at Automate

Medical OEMs have access to a wide selection of customizable brake and clutch solutions that provide reliable holding performance on various scanning machines to ensure accurate positioning and imaging.

In many cases, Warner provides multiple brake models on a single piece of equipment. For example, mobile X-ray machines require special individual braking solutions for vertical, horizontal and pivot movements, including a collapsible tower, travel tube and scanning head as well as cart position-lock brakes.

Visit Warner Electric at booth #1653!