Portescap (West Chester, Pa.) has introduced the CNT1530, a new autoclavable brushless DC motor controller that can drive large bone orthopedic handpiece motors.
The CNT1530 is meant to provide a reliable, customizable solution to the orthopedic market. Says Portescap: “This new controller will help improve your surgical hand tool’s performance and reliability, and take your application to market sooner.”
The CNT1530 controller uses on-board hall effect sensors. The design’s inclusion of magnetic actuation of speed and direction provides more reliability because there are no mechanical components, according to Portescap.
Also, the electronic components are encapsulated in a silicone potting material within an aluminumhousing — protecting the circuit board from sterilization washers and autoclaves.
TheCNT1530 is compatible with a range of input voltages, so it can be used with multiple battery types. The small form factor enables designers to fit the controller within ergonomic designs.