Portescap autoclavable BLDC motor controller

Portescap autoclavable BLDC motor controller

March 5, 2018

Portescap, A Danaher Motion Co.

Design Components Motors/Drive

A new autoclavable brushless DC motor controller, the CNT1530, is for driving large bone orthopedic handpiece motors. The controller leverages Portescap’s autoclavable design capability and surgical application expertise to provide a reliable, customizable solution to the orthopedic market. This new controller will help improve a surgical hand tool’s performance and reliability, helping take an application to market sooner.

The CNT1530 controller uses on-board hall effect sensors – the magnetic actuation of speed and direction provided by this design delivers exceptional reliability due to a lack of mechanical components. In addition, the electronic components are encapsulated in a silicone potting material within an aluminum housing, providing protection of the circuit board from the harsh environments of sterilization washers and autoclaves. The controller is compatible with a range of input voltages allowing for use with multiple battery types. A small form factor enables designers to house the controller within a tool´s pistol grip to create exceptionally ergonomic designs. The new BLDC controller is compatible with Portescap´s large bone orthopedic motors. Customization is available for partners needing tailored solutions.