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Power and speed to create effective movement in hospitals

For many healthcare applications, such as operating tables, couches, beds, and X-ray equipment, a powerful actuator system is a way to achieve the efficiency required to ensure optimal treatment for patients.

Two trends influence modern patient care and hospital application development more than anything. The aging global population and an escalating growth in obesity. This combination leads to an increasing number of patients demanding care.

That is why we have intensified our development of far stronger systems for adjustable healthcare applications, where precision, control, and speed are pivotal keywords. 

To meet the demand for higher lifting capacity and be able to achieve the efficiency required to handle future patients, you will need two things for your application: power and speed!

Powerful systems designed for advanced movement
For more than 35 years LINAK has continuously followed – and in some cases driven – development of adjustment systems in healthcare. While several of our tried and tested actuators and lifting columns, such as the LC3, the LA20, and the LA40 HP, provide the enduring movement your application requires, the LINAK® OpenBus™ control box takes the secret to coordination, precision, and control.

By pairing the control box CO71 with some of the products mentioned, you can rely on a power surplus to effortlessly handle even very demanding care situations. In other words, you can have extra lifting capacity without losing out on speed.


Build your own powerful application
A number of LINAK® products are designed to accommodate the growing need for power and speed. A glance through the vast LINAK product program will show you a wealth of reliable and thoroughly tested products – all combinable and easy to integrate. 

However, if you truly need power and agility to create powerful and fast movement patterns in advanced medical equipment, a combination of these products is recommended:

  • the control box CO71 (350 W SMPS)
  • the port junction box PJ2 (adding two extra channels)
  • the lifting column LC3 (6,000 N, 29 mm/s, high bending moments)
  • the linear actuator LA40 HP (8,000 N full stroke)
  • the linear actuator LA31 (both push and pull)
  • and the elegant inline actuator LA20 (2,500 N, when design and space matters)

Having a hand control HB80 will help you utilize the movement potential of the system patterns as well as the position memory function in the control box. Adding an extra CO71 and connecting the two control boxes with a LINAK® CO-Link™ will double the power and give you twice the number of channels, making your options almost limitless.

 

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