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Motors and Gear Motors for MedicalMotors and Gear Motors for Medical Equipment

The motors and gear motors that power medical equipment require high performance in the smallest possible size, while meeting the demanding quality standards of the industry. At Power Electric, we provide custom small motor and gear motor solutions designed for specific medical devices critical to treating, moving, or rehabilitating patients. Designers and manufacturers of medical equipment know that a Power Electric solution is a solution that delivers.

Optimized Motor Solutions for Essential Medical Equipment Applications

From delicate instruments to powerful patient mobility equipment, Power Electric provides high volume solutions for distinct medical applications.

  • Dental hand tools
  • Dosing equipment
  • Drug delivery services
  • Infusion pumps
  • Laboratory automation equipment
  • Medical beds and stretchers
  • Medical drills
  • Medical hand tools
  • Medical staplers
  • Patient lift equipment (fixed and portable ceiling lifts)
  • Rehabilitation equipment
  • Scooter and powerchair lifts
  • Stair lifts
  • Surgical boom automation

Medical Equipment and Devices

Proven Motor Technologies for Demanding Medical Applications

Power Electric develops and implements solutions utilizing motor technologies ideal for driving critical equipment in the medical industry.

Brushless or Brushed (PM) DC Gear Motors
  • Planetary gearing (plastic or steel)
  • Worm gearing (no backdrive)
AC Induction Gear Motors
  • Worm gearing
BLDC micro gear motors
  • Planetary gearing (plastic or steel)
PM DC Micro Gear Motors
  • Planetary gearing (plastic or steel)

Do These Challenges Sound Familiar?

The medical equipment industry has unique challenges when it comes to motors and gear motors. The applications aren’t simply about making machines work, it’s about powering machines that improve and save lives.

Power Electric is the preferred high-volume motor source for medical equipment manufacturers and designers because we understand the product development challenges you face:

Benefits of Power Electric’s Approach to the Medical Industry’s Motor Needs


Bridging Gaps

Many clients don’t have internal expertise in motor engineering, quality or logistics. Power Electric fills those gaps so you don’t have to incur the expense of hiring or resort to longer development timelines.

“Just-Right” Solutions

Our extensive network of manufacturers, technical resources, and motor technologies means our solutions are developed to be “just right” for your unique application requirements.

Minimal Risk

Working with us allows you to leverage vetted, global high-volume motor manufacturing without risking quality, sustainability, or IP. Our global quality control team minimizes the risk associated with implementing a new motor solution.

Frequently Asked Questions Regarding Medical Motors and Gear Motors

1. What motor/gear technologies are trending upward in medical equipment applications?

Micro motors and gear motors are generating high demand. Medical companies are looking for more performance in smaller packages, and these types of motors deliver.

Brushless DC motors and brushless DC gear motors are another current favorite due to their long life, high efficiency and precision control.

Finally, conversion from AC to DC power is a major trend. This is being driven by the demand for more efficient and controllable solutions, as well as skyrocketing demand for battery-powered and mobile solutions.

2. Can Power Electric provide a solution with all necessary agency approvals?

Yes. Agency requirements are worked into our product specifications and are carried through every stage of the process. We will work with you from the outset to ensure all necessary agency approvals and markings are included. Common examples include CE, UL, RoHS, and Reach, among others.

3. How can Power Electric help us improve our product margins without sacrificing quality and performance?

We do this by delivering “just-right” solutions that are tailored to your specific needs. This way, you avoid paying for features you don’t need. Further, as our client, you can leverage our resources and expertise to reduce time to market and improve ROI.

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