Medical Device Directory

White Papers by Motion Solutions

  • High-Reliability Drone Systems Deliver Blood to Rural Patients Fast

    Postpartum hemorrhaging is a major cause of maternal mortality in the developing world. The condition requires immediate medical treatment and transfusion with appropriate blood products. Accessing a blood supply might be straightforward in an urban hospital but in the rugged rural terrain of...
  • Motion Solutions Wins Supplier of the Year from BD

    Medical technology company chooses Motion Solutions as one of seven honorees from its 27,000-vendor supply chain. Motion Solutions has been honored as Supplier of the Year by Becton Dickson (BD), the global medical technology company. The BD Supplier Recognition Awards program singles out...
  • EtherCAT draws ahead in the industrial ethernet competition

    A decade ago, communications in machines took place on a point-to-point basis. If you were building a multi-axis system, you would have to wire 15 wires per axis from the drive to the controller. If an axis faulted, the system would only return a single digital I/O point indicating a fault....
  • Ask an Engineer: Understanding Your Options in Corrosion Resistance

    Corrosion is an oxidation reaction that affects most metals. In the case of steel, the iron oxidizes when exposed to air and water to form rust, which can gradually destroy the material over time. The surfaces of steel linear bearings, for example, will degrade as a result of rust, increasing...
  • Ask An Engineer: What can cross roller guides do for you?

    Editor’s Note: in this first of an occasional video series, members of the Motion Solutions engineering staff share tips and insights on technologies and problem-solving. Motion Solutions is proud to introduce our newest web feature, the Ask An Engineer video series. We regularly get...
  • Ask An Engineer: Should you consider a custom linear bearing?

    Editor’s note: In this ongoing video series, members of the Motion Solutions engineering staff share insights on technologies and problem-solving. The Motion Solutions Engineered Solutions team works daily to design complex electromechanical assemblies across a variety of industries. With more...
  • Does Mechatronics really deliver better designs?

    Two things are always in short supply during machine development: time and money. Traditionally, design of motion-based machines has been a serial process. The mechanical engineers would design the frame and the motion elements. They would pass the mechanical design along to the electrical...
  • Intuitive Surgical honors Motion Solutions with Supplier Excellence Award

    Intuitive Surgical, maker of the da Vinci surgical robotic platform, has recognized Motion Solutions with a 2018 Supplier Excellence Award for Best Customer Service. The equipment produced by Intuitive Surgical enables surgeons to perform a variety of minimally-invasive procedures ranging from...
  • Top Five Mistakes in Choosing and Using Linear Guides

    Specifying the guide itself is the easy-part learn how to avoid pitfalls in mounting, installation, and even choosing a plating. Linear guides are precision mechanical assemblies that operate as part of a system. As such, they can only perform to the degree that they are properly integrated...
  • Servo Motor vs Stepper Motor: Which is right for your application?

    It is an engineering truism that there is no perfect solution, just the best solution for the problem at hand. That holds particularly for servo motors and stepper motors. Both are broadly used in industry. Neither is a universal solution. When properly applied, however, both stepper motor and...