Laboratory automation systems make use of instruments or other types of handling device like robotics to perform clinical analysis, run tests, and move specimens from one station to another. Laboratory automation systems permit hands-free transportation of specimen queuing, analysis, preparation and identification, data processing, and more, leading to improved efficiency in scientific research. However, the success of the laboratory automation depends on how well the system has been designed, and the performance of the components used in manufacturing it. Laboratory automation systems are generally designed to operate continuously for long periods of time, and therefore it’s imperative that the components used in these systems can withstand such conditions. NMB’s low cost solutions in motors for laboratory automation systems are the perfect choice because of their high reliability, smooth operation, efficiency, and long life spans.
For laboratory automation systems to perform complex movements like moving fluids like blood or urine, lenses, and more, they require electronically controlled linear motion with a high degree of positioning accuracy, precision, and repeatability. These movements can be achieved with the help of motors such as stepper motors and brushless DC motors. The right type of motor for your laboratory automation system application will depend on your specific design requirements.
Stepper motors are widely used in laboratory automation systems because they can move in accurate and discrete steps driven by electrical incoming pulses. The number of rotations, which is proportional to the number of electric pulses and the rotation speed, can be deployed to produce simple but highly precise control of acceleration, position, and speed. NMB motors are cost effective and low maintenance, making them excellent choices for laboratory automation systems that need perfect coordination in the moving parts of the equipment.
Some of the types of NMB motors most frequently used in laboratory automation systems are: brushless DC motors, hybrid step motors, variable reluctance motors, and permanent magnet motors. Brushless DC motors are typically used when precision speed controls are essential. A brushless DC motor is as effective as a brush DC motor, but without the problems of that brushes can cause such as sparking, thus making them the ideal choice for laboratory automation systems that handle volatile chemicals. This type of motor can also be efficiently used in laboratory automation systems where heat must be controlled, since it runs cooler than a similar AC motor.
Some of the benefits of NMB motors for laboratory automation systems include high efficiency and reliability, reduced noise, and longer lifetimes. NMB provides customized solutions to the engineer along with solid support in all stages of laboratory automation product design.