Schaeffler solutions propelling the medical industry

Now more than ever, as the medical industry deals with shortages in funding, staff and infrastructure, medical equipment needs to be cost-efficient and provide a strong and consistent workflow, as well-maintained machines and instruments will aid in streamlining hospital functioning and improving productivity.

Schaeffler has been active in medical device technology for many years. Offering its components to medical imaging equipment such as C-arms, X-ray tubes and CT scanners. Schaeffler is both a development partner and a reliable supplier of medical technology components and provides customers with harmonised system solutions. This means that organisation can procure the drive and bearing arrangement from a single source, benefiting economically from entirely new performance and design options.

With a dedicated operating engineering team in medical technology, Schaeffler can work in unison with customers by utilising existing tools such as Bearinx®, which assist with calculation and testing, as well as specific tools for simulation and testing to develop new concepts and help to achieve shorter development times.

The medical device technology sector is a major strategic growth field for Schaeffler. The company intends to significantly grow its business in that sector and make it one of the key pillars in the Industrial market. Furthermore, the recently announced acquisition of linear technology specialist Ewellix underscores Schaeffler’s ambitions. Ewellix is a market leader in electromechanical industrial actuators, lifting columns and planetary roller screws, which are used primarily in medical device technology – in dental medicine, care for preterm and newborn babies, surgical, rehabilitation, and fitness equipment.

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