From blood analyzers and heart assist pumps to imaging systems and ventilators and beyond, medical device development demands state of the art performance as well as high levels of safety, stability, reliability, and long-term availability of electronic components. Further, the assurance of rigorous quality management systems such as ISO 13485:2016 and ISO 9001:2015 is of paramount importance. With decades of experience at the delicate juncture of human health and technology, PMD helps medical device OEMs and robotic engineers meet stringent industry requirements and attain long-term product success with their motion control products.

Motion Applications Used In Medical Device Design Systems

CAM Profiling

A general purpose motion technique utilizing a pre-stored look-up table of desired positions driven by an incoming command encoder datastream.

Pan & Tilt Pointing

Motion control of a mechanical system that can ‘pan’ (rotate around a vertical axis) and tilt (rotate around a horizontal axis).

Robotic Gripper Control

Control methods associated with getting a robotic 'hand' to grip an object safely - applying neither too much or too little force.

Robotic Wheel Drive

Controlling wheels used to propel robotic devices such as warehouse robotics, rovers, agricultural robots, robotic lawn mowers and a wide array of mobile devices.

Spindle Control

Controlling high speed motors (usually Brushless DC motors) in applications such as machine tool cutting, drilling, centrifuges, cryo-pumps, bar code readers, rotating marking and scanning systems, spin coating, and more.


ISO Certified and Designed for FDA-Approved Equipment

PMD is ISO 9001:2015 and ISO 13485:2016 certified. We deliver the quality, safety and long-term availability demanded by healthcare and life sciences applications.

Suggested Resources

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Motion Control Goes Small

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