Medical Products are a Popular Application for Autotrol Motors

One of the most popular and successful applications for Autotrol motors is in Medical Products.  One customer has recently introduced a high-tech blood mixer with wireless communication and information transfer, built-in bar code scanner, and a proprietary mixing action using an Autotrol 200 series motor.  This unit is proving to be very popular with hospitals and blood banks throughout the world. 

Another customer has developed a portable lactate analyzer designed for coaches and trainers to monitor lactate levels of elite athletes training in the field with the accuracy and precision of a laboratory analyzer.  Lactate levels can be a direct indicator of oxygen supply to muscles during and after training activities.  This unit also uses an Autotrol 200 series motor which is a DC powered motor mated with a customized gearbox designed to perform exactly in accordance with the demands of the medical devise.

Autotrol motors are used in many different types of sophisticated medical products which require some form of movement.


Autotrol Motors used in “The Hurt Locker” Robot

Autotrol Corporation is proud to report that our motors are used in the bomb disposal robot featured in the critically acclaimed 2009 film “The Hurt Locker”.  The movie, which won the 2009 Best Picture Academy Award, is the story of three members of the US Army’s elite Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) squad.  The squad members risk their lives daily as they search for and disarm roadside bombs in the streets of Baghdad in order to try and make the city a safer place for Iraqis and Americans alike.  In one of the first scenes in the movie, the squad is using a small, track mounted robot to investigate a bomb.  This robot is manufactured by one of our customers and it uses two Autotrol 200 Series motors to position it’s camera.  These EOD robots are used when possible so as to avoid risking the lives of American soldiers and the Autotrol motors help to make it happen.

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