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Selecting the Optimum Flat Motor Technologies For Your Application

Posted by Sunil Kumar   Jul 15, 2021   0 Comments

Selecting the Optimum Flat Motor Technologies For Your Application

Many applications today have critical space constraints and require flat motor solutions. However it is not always obvious what technology would work best in this type of situation while still being able to meet performance requirements. Typically, the speed-torque criteria can help provide a guide on what technology may be optimal for the given application. Let’s explore the various technologies available for flat motors depending on design requirements.

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Topics: miniature motors, Brush DC Motors, BLDC Motors

40mm Brushless DC Slotless Motors

Posted by Guillaume Mougin   May 27, 2021   0 Comments

Cost Optimized 40mm Brushless DC Slotless Motors

Portescap is introducing a new cost-optimized brushless DC slotless motors in 40mm diameter. This 4-pole motor offers both high speed and high peak torque capability without compromising on the smooth operation and long life.

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Topics: Industrial Power Tools, BLDC Motors

Ultra EC Ideal Solution for Battery-Operated Power Tool

Posted by Portescap   Mar 30, 2021   0 Comments

Ultra EC: The Ideal Solution for Battery-Operated Power Tools

Ultra EC high-performance motors are an ideal solution for battery-operated power tools. Constructed using the very best technology, Ultra EC motors are built to surpass the rigorous demands of industrial users. 

Enhanced Ultra EC Video with Animation - Part 3 of 3 - Battery Operated Power Tools
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Topics: Ultra EC, Industrial Power Tools, BLDC Motors

Lower Surgical Hand Tool Costs Without Sacrificing Reliability

Posted by Anand Hasurkar   Mar 23, 2021   0 Comments

Lower Surgical Hand Tool Costs Without Sacrificing Reliability

Surgeons worldwide have come to favor advanced surgical hand tools for their effectiveness and successful patient outcomes. In order to keep costs in check, these sophisticated tools are re-used many times. In between procedures, the tools require steam sterilization, or autoclaving. While Tier-I surgical centers can afford frequent re-use of premium surgical tools, this model is often too expensive for smaller-scale Tier-II and Tier-III operations. However, the right motor can allow designers to create affordable surgical tools with high quality and durability. 

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Surgical Motor Solutions, BLDC Motors

U-Coil Technology

Posted by Portescap   Mar 23, 2021   0 Comments

Portescap Ultra EC U-Coil is The Key to Performance

Portescap's proprietary U-Coil technology is a new design that is key to outstanding performance with our brushless, slotless miniature motors.

Watch this video to learn more about its design and benefits

Enhanced Ultra EC Video with Animation - Part 3 of 3 - Battery Operated Power Tools (1)
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Topics: Ultra EC, BLDC Motors

The Ultra EC Family

Posted by Portescap   Mar 16, 2021   0 Comments

Meet the Line of Ultra EC Brushless Motors

Below is a video on the Ultra EC Brushless Motor, featuring the Portescap's Ultra EC three families of motors. We highlight each motor in the Ultra EC line, discussing each features and benefits.

Enhanced Ultra EC Video with Animation - Part 1 of 3 - Ultra EC Family of Motors
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Topics: Ultra EC, BLDC Motors

Brushless DC Motors Achieve ISO 13485 Certification

Posted by Portescap   Feb 12, 2021   0 Comments

Brushless DC Motors Achieve ISO 13485 Certification for Respirators

 We’re excited to announce that our slotless brushless DC motors for respirators have recently received ISO 13485:2016 certification. Thanks to this compliance, medical device original equipment manufacturers (OEM) can be confident their motion control system has been manufactured to the highest quality standards.

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Topics: Others, Quality, BLDC Motors

Motion Considerations for Motorized Multi-function Surgical Power Tools

Posted by Brandon Steinberg   Dec 11, 2020   0 Comments

Motion Considerations for Motorized Multi-function Surgical Power Tools

Orthopedic trauma and implant procedures involve many areas of the body and several types of operations. But despite the diversity of applications, Orthopedic surgeons need to perform three primary functions to accomplish the majority of joint replacements and repairs of broken bones.
  1. Sawing:  Remove large portions of bone to be replaced by implant (sagittal, oscillating, or reciprocating versions)\
  2. Drilling:  Create small cylindrical holes into which pins and screws are inserted to either secure an implant or secure a cutting jig that then guides the saw cuts
  3. Reaming:  Hollow out cavities within the bone to accept implants
These functions are all achieved using Surgical Hand Tools with a high-performance motor powering the drill, saw, or reamer bit. But not all tool OEMs take the same approach to their product line.

Some companies produce a different tool to perform each of these functions. The advantage of this is optimizing performance specifically to that function. However, the downside is that 3 different tools must be purchased and prepared for each surgery, which carries higher costs as well as more items requiring sterilization.

But many surgical hand tool companies instead produce a single tool that can perform all three functions by incorporating modular attachments that include the gearing and couplers required for the sawing, drilling, and reaming. This reduces the number of tools a surgical center must purchase and sterilize between surgeries but requires motors that can handle a wider range of working points. There are also hybrid models in between these two models where more specialized functions (like sternum saws or hip reamers) are handled by a unique tool while all others are handled by a modular tool.

The decision of which approach to take has significant implications on motor selection. Portescap has experience designing motors for all types of tools and can assist in choosing the right model given other design goals. Portescap can also collaborate in the design or manufacturing of the gearing in the modular attachments to develop an optimized complete system.

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Surgical Motor Solutions, BLDC Motors

Brushless DC Motors Let You Avoid Having To Compromise On Performance For Low Voltage Battery Powered Tools

Posted by Guillaume Mougin   Aug 11, 2020   0 Comments

Today’s most challenging battery-operated tools require power, speed, and efficiency within the most ergonomic package. Studies have proven that users prefer a smaller and lighter tool with a high level of performance. The ergonomics needs have tremendously increased in the last few years to highlight operator comfort and efficiency while using battery-powered tools.  

There are multiple ways to lighten the tool. For example, we recognize the battery of the tool as one of the heaviest components, therefore the trend is to reduce the battery size. Lowering the battery size will affect the number of cells and thus the voltage: The smaller the battery, the lower voltage.

Industrial power tools support the increase in productivity while remaining versatile. We achieve productivity gains thanks to faster working cycles, so the tool should deliver higher speeds. We derive versatility from an increased torque capacity. 

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Topics: Automation, Industrial Power Tools, BLDC Motors

Ultra EC High Performance Motors  For Battery-Operated Power Tools

Posted by Portescap   Feb 03, 2020   0 Comments

Our Ultra EC motors have been designed to meet the needs of Industrial Power Tool, watch our new video to learn more!

 

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Topics: Ultra EC, Industrial Power Tools, BLDC Motors

Meet Our Newest Innovation: Ultra EC™ Proprietary Coil

Posted by Portescap   Jan 24, 2020   0 Comments

The core of the Ultra EC™ platform is the innovative and proprietary U coil design which powers the performance of all 3 Ultra EC product lines. Watch this video to learn more about its features and benefits.

 

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Topics: Ultra EC, BLDC Motors

Meet The Family: Ultra EC Brushless Motors

Posted by Portescap   Jan 10, 2020   0 Comments

Our new Ultra EC Brushless Motors video highlights Portescap's Ultra EC three families of motors along with their features and benefits. Watch our latest video to learn more about our Ultra EC Product line. 

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Topics: Automation, Ultra EC, BLDC Motors

Learn More - Ultra EC Brushless DC Motors - Videos

Posted by Dave Beckstoffer   Jan 14, 2019   0 Comments

Portescap invites you to learn about the Ultra EC Brushless DC motors, which contain three optimizations to meet all application requirements. These two videos from Design World cover the 16ECP, balanced performance between torque and speed, and the 22ECS, optimized for speed and responsiveness.

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Topics: Others, Ultra EC, BLDC Motors

Spring into Motion with the New 30ECT BLDC Motor

Posted by Portescap   May 25, 2018   0 Comments

Spring has officially – finally – arrived. Birds are hatching, flowers are blooming, and Portescap is engineering. (Ok, we’re always engineering...) We’ve just hatched the latest addition to our award-winning* Ultra EC product line: the 30ECT. This news is noteworthy because the 30ECT is the largest diameter motor available within this product line.

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Ultra EC, Industrial Power Tools, BLDC Motors

Portescap’s Brushless Slotted DC Motor Testing Capabilities

Posted by Andrew Sharp   Sep 20, 2016   0 Comments

 

Portescap’s miniature motors are often used by medical tool and device manufacturers and OEMs, in highly demanding end applications. An in-house testing process is sometimes required to further validate and confirm the design process. We’d like to give you a glimpse into Portescap’s motor testing capabilities for brushless slotted DC motors.

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, Automation, Surgical Motor Solutions, BLDC Motors

Miniature Motors for Medical Ventilation

Posted by Loic Lachenal   Nov 25, 2015   0 Comments

 

The medical sector today mandates mechanical ventilation in cases where a patient's spontaneous ventilation is inadequate to maintain life. This is done to prevent an imminent collapse of other physiological functions, or ineffective gas exchange in the lungs. Mechanical ventilation therapies in hospitals and in the field have contributed to dramatic improvement in life expectancy of patients during and after surgeries, or patients suffering from accidental disruption of lungs, or even patients suffering from acute chronic pulmonary diseases. More recently, home care applications previously considered as luxury or comfort therapies are showing an interest in race to extend people’s life. For instance, low end mechanical ventilators devices known as CPAP are used at night to treat sleep apnea, a disorder once considered to be a simple discomfort and which is now recognized as a source of major medical complications such as increased blood pressure, diabetes, etc.

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Topics: Medical & Diagnostics, BLDC Motors