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Medical & Diagnostics

Nook products are produced with rigorously controlled manufacturing processes and stringent quality standards making them an ideal fit for medical applications. 

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Experienced Design Support & Rigorous Process Control

For decades, Nook has optimized the linear motion of countless medical equipment designs. This expertise provides your design team with increased flexibility, performance, and confidence. Leverage Nook early in the design phase to optimize performance and shorten your product launch cycle. 

Nook's team of seasoned medical motion experts are always standing by to happily assist in your next design process. We can optimize your machine performance, life cycle, and budget with our unmatched capabilities for analysis, testing, and validation. Leverage our unparalleled ability to control all design, sourcing, manufacturing, and analysis all in one U.S. based facility. This is the Nook advantage.

Our proven linear technology, superior components, and tight process control deliver unmatched efficiency, durability, repeatability, accuracy, and low noise performance that you and your patients can trust. 

Key Certifications

  • ISO:9001 Certified
  • 9100:16 Certified
  • ITAR Registered

Laboratory Automation

Laboratory automation researches, develops, and optimizes technologies that enable new and improved processes. The processes are designed to increase productivity, elevate data quality, and reduce cycle times. The application of technology in today's laboratories is required to achieve timely progress and remain competitive.

Take advantage of our customized solutions of the highest quality and precision.

Equipment used for clinical diagnostics in the medical research, treatment, and pharmaceutical sectors must meet the highest quality and safety standards over the complete life cycle of the product. And that’s exactly what Nook provides. Our ball screw assemblies and linear actuators products are manufactured under strictly controlled conditions that conform to the applicable standards. 

Nook automated linear motion solutions optimize laboratory automation operations with reduced costs, increased efficiency, consistent performance, and minimal downtime. Our ball screws and actuators products are ideal for automated or robotic pick & place workstations where accurate positioning and smooth operation at higher speeds are critical factors.

   

Typical Applications

  • High-throughput screening
  • Combinatorial chemistry
  • Automated clinical and analytical testing
  • Diagnostics
  • Laboratory Robotics

Precision Ball Screws & Medical Devices

Ball Screw Assembly

Patient Handling

Quiet, Vibration-free, Ultra-dependable. Nook’s quiet, vibration-free, ultra-dependable ball screw and linear actuator products enable safe, easy, and precise equipment adjustment to accommodate the individual needs of patients. This includes vertical, horizontal, back and forth motions. These proven medical solutions deliver positioning accuracy and high load capability which are key factors for applications such as surgical and MRI machine tables. Applications such as patient lifts, dental chairs, and patient transfer devices demand smooth, quiet operation for patient comfort, ergonomics, safety, and ease of use.

Typical Applications

  • Tables
  • Chairs
  • Patient Lifts
  • Ambulance Transfer Devices
  • Stair Lifts, Bed Lifts, Bath Lifts
  • Patient Furniture
  • Surgical Tables
  • Dental Chairs

Advantages Include

  • Transfer heavier loads (full patient weight) smoothly with minimal torque
  • Less Power consumption with reduced effort on power source (minimize battery drain)
  • Smooth and quiet operation
  • Positive, stepless adjustment with precision ball screws
  • Predictable and tightly controlled adjustment without sudden movements (Very Safe)

Pediatric Heart Case Study

Medical Devices

Repeatability and Accuracy for Reliable Treatment. Medical devices benefit patients by helping health care providers diagnose and treat patients helping them to overcome sickness and improve lives. Medical  devices must be proven safe and effective with reasonable assurance before regulating governments approve them for use. 

Over the last several decades, Nook ball screw assemblies and linear actuators have been fundamental to precision medical devices such as liquid dispensing, IV pumps, drug delivery and blood sampling. These products readily dispense and transport fluids with complete accuracy, repeatability, and smooth operating performance. 

  

Typical Applications

  • Fluid Pumps
  • Drug Delivery
  • Infusion Pumps
  • Adhesive Automation
  • Automated Pipetting
  • 3D Printing
  • Medical Devices

 

Personal Mobility

Quiet, Safe, and Consistent Motion. A plethora of Nook ball screw assemblies and linear actuators are routinely used to properly adjust personal mobility equipment and ergonomic positioning devices for maximum comfort. These devices must routinely perform in varying environmental conditions (indoor, outdoor, terrain). These products are ideal for personal mobility device adjustments that require quiet, safe, and consistent movements such as tilt, recline, head and leg positioning. 

Typical Applications

  • Wheelchairs and Accessories (Power and Manual)
  • Power Scooters
  • Vehicle Lifts
  • Vehicle Ramps
  • Vehicle Controls (Throttle, Brakes)
  • Ergonomic Positioning
  • Seating, Transfer and Storage
  • Stair Lifts
  • Accessible Vehicles

Advantages Include

  • Transfer heavier loads (full patient weight) smoothly with minimal torque
  • Less Power consumption with reduced effort on power source (minimize battery drain)
  • Smooth and quiet operation
  • Positive, stepless adjustment with precision ball screws
  • Predictable and tightly controlled adjustment without sudden movement