Robotics continues to play a larger role in minimally invasive surgeries. Surgical robotic systems allow for smaller, more precise surgeries with better visualization and mitigation of surgeon tremor. Patient benefits include reduced blood loss, reduced post-operative pain and shorter hospital stays. The intended result of the surgical robotic systems is increased return on investment. Surgical robots contain sophisticated mechatronics that require sealing and friction control components.
Saint-Gobain Seals has vital experience designing OmniSeal® and Rulon® low friction, long life components for robotic applications. This brings with it a rich history of specifying components into motor, actuator and linear guide applications. These applications require low friction, long life components that minimize downtime and extend maintenance cycles. We offer a number of sterilization resistant materials suitable for sealing and friction control. With over twenty-two FDA compliant or USP Class VI materials, we have a history of delivering lifetime confidence to applications in the surgical robotics market.