Life Science Systems

Life Science

New breakthroughs in science are coming from smaller more accurate and consistant testing brought about by fast changing motion control technology.   Customers are looking to integrate multiple functions while reducing instrument size. This miniaturization requires not only careful selection or design of each component but also highly skilled assembly.

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1st Example:  MiniBot Actuator

This is our "bare bones" in house built single axis actuator.  It is often used as a building block for more involved systems and sub assemblies.   Since it is very economical many life science and lab automation companies will integrate this product into their desktop or larger machines.

Unit pictured is capable of supporting a 210 N (47 lb) payload and applying an 85 N (20 lb) axial push or pull force.

Physical Dimensions

  • Height (bottom to top) = 29 mm  (1.1")
  • Width (across the end) = 30 mm  (1.2")
  • Length (across the front) = 150 mm  (5.9")

Performance Specifications

  • Travel range is 100 mm (4.0")
  • Standard Nema11 motor ready
  • Screw Lead 1mm/rev (optional 5mm/rev)

2nd Example:  OEM XY OEM Microscope Slide

All hardware (i.e., crossed roller bearing sets and machined components) are assemblied in a controlled environment, allowing us to achieve a very smooth motion.   Developed for a Life Science Application where precision straightness, very low friction, and smooth movement were necessary.

Capable of moving 100 gram payload within the travel range of:  X-axis travel 10 mm  (0.4") and Y-axis travel 25 mm  (1.0")

Physical Dimensions

  • Height (bottom to top) = 24 mm  (0.9")
  • Width (across the front) = 110 mm  (4.3")
  • Depth (front to back) = 105 mm  (4.1")
  • Aperture Window = 35mm square  (1.4")

Performance Requirements/Specifications

  • Crossed Roller bearings for Very Smooth Frictionless Motion

3rd Example:  OEM XYZ Stage

All hardware (i.e., miniature recirculating linear guides, motors, sensors, and machined components) are assemblied and tested in a controlled environment.   Developed for a Life Science Application where repeatability, straightness, and smooth movement over long travel ranges were necessary.

Capable of moving 250 gram (0.5 lb) payload within the travel range of:  X-axis travel 0 mm  (0.0") and Y-axis travel 0 mm  (0.0")

Physical Dimensions

  • Height (bottom to top) = mm  (")
  • Width (across the front) = mm  (")
  • Depth (front to back) = mm  (")

Performance Requirements/Specifications

  • X-axis travel range
  • Y-axis travel range
  • Z-axis travel range

Open Frame XY Precision Slide for Microscopic Instrument

Do you have a challenging life science application?

Our designer's experience, intuition and ingenuity are inputs into the design process.  To get this going for you we need a good description of the problem or goal to be achieved.  Additionally we need to know:

  1. What are the specifications for success?  How will you validate the product once it's built?  Are there any regulations or standards that we need to consider?

  2. Is there any current or preliminary design art available?  Drawings, CAD models, or sketches are acceptable for starting the communication.

Multi-axis Systems

Our engineers use 3D CAD modelling software to make virtual models for you to review and evaluate within your overall system prior to machining any metal.

Typical Product Usage

A few areas where you can find these products in use are listed below:

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Custom Capabilities

Clean Room Ready:  We build products in our "clean bench" assembly area under a laminiar flow environment to ensure they are free of debris particles.

Vacuum Ready:  No organic solvents or outgasing materials used for vacuum envirionment requirements.

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