Medical laboratories are performing a rapidly increasing number of tests yearly. Advances made in medical diagnostics result in the ability of medical laboratories to test for more and more conditions and diseases at an ever increasing rate. Automation in blood and fluid analysis in lab, clinic and office environments is vital as populations age and disease control becomes more critical. Johnson Electric custom engineers flexible interconnects and high speed motion control for all levels of automated testing from table top analyzers in clinics to large scale analyzers capable of performing > 2 million tests per year in a commercial lab environment.
Johnson Electric provides application specific motion, interconnect and switch technologies for manufacturers of medical diagnostic equipment to facilitate fast and effective processing of testing samples. Manufacturers of immunoassay machinery found in medical diagnostic labs demand reliable and long life actuation products to ensure high rates of processing “up time” and cost effective, high speed processing capability. When reagents are combined with body fluids in robotic diagnostics, solenoid operated pinch valves allow or disallow the fluid reagents to flow into the cuvettes carrying the human test samples. Hundreds of valves can be found on large diagnostic machines so a reduction in noise per valve is of value to the lab operators. To respond to these needs, Johnson Electric has developed quiet linear solenoid technology platforms for use in reagent dispensing.
To perform the myriad of chemical tests, cuvettes move at high speeds through a series of stages where reagents are mixed with body fluids to determine the existence of various diseases or conditions. Our Ledex BTA and HTA rotary actuation technology platforms marketed under the Ledex brand move vials through the test cycles. With increasing testing needs being experienced globally, the 100 million life cycles offered by the BTA is aligned with the designer’ specifications for long life and high reliability. The diagnostic machinery manufacturers are positioned to provide medical labs with increased throughput, faster test times and minimized down time.
Industry leaders in blood analysis diagnostics also choose Johnson Electric for their application specific flexible interconnect needs. High throughput immunoassay and hematology machines require durable and flexible laminated cables used in robotic arm controls. Our Parlex EMI shielded cables, marketed under the Parlex brand provide reliable, long life alternatives to wire harnesses as they flex and move with each robotic action.
Johnson Electric also provides a wide range of high quality, versatile panel mounted switches and indicators. These industry leading products include our compact emergency stop switches for safety functions in potentially hazardous environments. Our Burgess panel mounted product lines are constantly evolving to define the leading edge in technical performance and human value. Our broad portfolios of product technologies are custom engineered to meet the requirements of each application.