Healthcare and Laboratory

Your motor solution for a healthy future


Patient care has always been the primary responsibility of medical facilities. The increased number of patients and rising competition for medical services as a luxury product demands efficient and comfortable equipment that meets the latest technological standards.

Whether CT or X-Ray machines, laboratory equipment or dialysis pumps, operating tables or rehabilitation equipment, medical applications must be precise, reliable, and quiet. The best machines can also be mobile enough to be used in any treatment room. Since failures can delay vital procedures, possible malfunctions must be reliable predicted or avoided altogether. Our maintenance-free Brushless DC motors and high-precision modular solutions meet the highest standards. With nexofox, we set new guidelines for networked applications in medical technology (Internet of Medical Things - IoMT).
Healthcare and Laboratory

Why we offer the perfect drive solution


Long service life and high cycle rates
Low-noise motors and gear units
Optional integrated control electronics and bus interface
Innovative, energy-efficient DC concepts (IE 5)
Maintenance-free over the entire service life
Long product availability

Better together

  • High-quality and customer-specific solutions - also in small batches
  • With our modular system, we offer around 25 million different drive options - from small 30 mm pump drives to multi-axis gantry systems
  • We can integrate our solutions with third-party products - Find your system partner in us
  • Don't be shy about IoMT - Our nexofox team will be happy to advise you
  • Patient and medical staff are our priority – the best comfort for everyone involved

Our drives in use

  • Medical Imaging
    It is quite common to use X-ray, CT, or MRI machines to diagnose a medical condition. CT or MRI scans can be quite long and uncomfortable for many patients. In order to make the imaging process as smooth, comfortable, and quiet as possible, easy positioning of the table and collimator is essential. Our Brushless DC and stepper motors ensure smooth operation with high torque capacity in a very small package. The are also maintenance-free for the life of the machine.
    Imaging Analysis
  • Medical Pumps

    Medical pumps perform a central function in purifying blood inside a dialysis machine. The reliable and maintenance-free operation of these pumps is of great importance here too. Due to their proximity to the patient, low noise operation is extremely important. Our drive products have proven themselves not only in these dialysis pumps, but also in peristatic and diaphragm pumps.

  • Adjustment of Operating Tables
    Flexible adjustment of an operating table is a must to provide the surgeon with the best possible access to the patient. The motors in this case must have high torque capabilities in a very small installation space. Low-noise operation and reliability are also essential to avoid failure during surgery or general downtime in the OR. Our brushed and brushless DC motors meet all requirements for the adjustment of operating tables or hospital beds and chairs.
  • Diagnostics
    Chemical, living tissue, and substance analysis requires not only absolute precision, but also speed. Hospitals and labs want to analyze samples in the shortest amount of time possible. Our gantry systems are made to impress with highly dynamic and precise motion.
  • Rehabilitation Equipment
    Rehabilitation is a decision milestone in the recovery for many patients. Uniquely designed devices support patients’ movement to help build up strength in a safe way. Motors and drives used in these machines must be designed for large axial loads at times, but also support fine motor skills at others. In order to provide the best experience possible, low-noise operation is essential to not disturb the patient during training. The compact drive solutions from Dunkermotoren are ideally suited here.
    Rehab & Therapy Center
  • Cold Therapy
    Cold therapy is a proven method of relieving pain and reducing skin damage before laser treatment for rheumatology. By simply compressing room temperature air, MAE blowers can create air flow at about -30°C. This cold air can be directed right at the treatment area on the patient. MAE blowers have been used in applications like this for years and provide cold air treatment with a reliable and quiet design.
    Cold Therapy

Press releases

Pre-Show Report – Dunkermotoren at the MD&M West show in Anaheim, CA
Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK, will be exhibiting at the MD&M West show in Anaheim (February 6th – 9th) at booth 2986 in the German Pavilion. Dunkermotoren’s product portfolio includes brushless and brushed DC motors up to 5 kW, stepper motors and linear systems. Dunkermotoren incorporates a modular system to combine their motors with planetary and right-angle gearboxes, encoders, brakes, and integrated or external electronics into a single package. This creates fully configurable and customized solutions for your application. All products are designed and manufactured in Germany and are known for their high quality and maximum flexibility thanks to their modularity, which allows for customization even in small quantities. Dunkermotoren’s rotary solutions are ideal for applications such as packaging applications. The motors allow for variable speed/variable torque operation with high bearing load capabilities, which provides the ideal drive for VFFS, case packers, conveyors, and belt driven applications. The linear systems are fast, precise, maintenance and wear-free, and can replace pneumatic and hydraulic solutions for extended life and environmentally friendly solutions. Dunkermotoren’s linear systems can be configured in single or multi-axis configuration such as a gantry system. Typical uses include material handling and pick-and-place applications. In the medical sector, the motor technology manufacturer is known for high reliability, long service life, and solutions-based approach. Downloads Press release (PDF)
Start for a new linear motor series from Dunkermotoren
With the SL 38 product family, Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK, is presenting the first size of the new linear motor series “ServoLinear”. The SL family impresses with great performance and flexibility. The strengths of the SL 38 motors lie particularly in their speed, force, and acceleration. The peak forces of the new linear motors reach up to 3700 N at an acceleration of more than 200 m/s2. Applications that previously used slow spindle motors or inaccurate belt drives can now be driven much faster and more precisely with the new SL 38, thus increasing the application´s output significantly. To meet the diverse requirements of a wide range of industrial applications, a total of five versions of the SL 38 have been developed. These are all based on the same base motor, which has been adapted to fit the special requirements of the respective application area. Starting with the component, for example, it is installed as a "ready-to-use" module or with an anti-rotation mounting plate in the TwinGuide version. For harsh environmental conditions or for operation in the food industry, the SL 38 is also available in a stainless-steel version. This option has uniform stainless steel surfaces, hexagonal screw connections and special hygienic seals, to guarantee protection classes of up to IP69K. A special feature available in all versions is the optional water-cooling system, which allows the continuous forces of the motors to be doubled. The different versions of the SL 38 family allow the ServoLinear product to be used with great flexibility. The high force capabilities are required in fields like special machine construction. The acceleration and high speeds, in turn, ensure shorter cycle times and thus achieve an increase in output. This means that production processes can be carried out much faster and more accurately. Further sizes, e.g. for use under strict installation space specifications, will be added to the ServoLinear series in the near future, covering an even wider performance range. For detailed information or support with the design of your linear drive, visit our Dunkermotoren website: or contact us via our contact form: Downloads Press release (PDF)
New Dunkermotoren catalog 2023-24 now also introduces own IIoT services
Just in time for the new year, Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK, publishes its new main catalog 2023/24. Updated with the latest products and features, the catalog includes the complete product and service portfolio of the drive technology manufacturer. The modular system as well as the combination overview right at the beginning shows the various possible combinations of motor, gearbox, encoder and co. for each available motor series. In addition, two completely new product series have been added to the catalog. On the one hand, it is now included the hub gearboxes in sizes NG 250 and NG 500 with 250 and 500 kg load capacity per axle. In the customer application, it is the gearbox itself which is used as drive wheel, making the compact planetary gearbox the perfect fit for the use in automated guided vehicles (AGVs) and AGVs. Furthermore, Dunkermotoren is adding the SL 38 linear motor series to its new catalog. This highly dynamic three-phase linear motor is available not only in the simple motor version but, among others, also as a module or stainless-steel version (STL). Thanks to the standardized connection, a water-cooling can be added easily. For the first time, several pages in the catalog are dedicated to the topic of IIoT and, thus, the company's own IIoT brand nexofox. With the Smart Diagnostics service packages in the scopes S to L customers can now easily get started with the Internet of Things. In addition, a comprehensive range of services, such as training courses, can be seen in the catalog, enabling every customer to book the right support for their drives. Another update in the nexofox area are the settings for external controllers. The latest status of each setting can be accessed via a QR code on the website at any time. Curious? Take a look at: Downloads Press release (PDF)
Dunkermotoren, MAE and EGS Automation publish sixth edition of "mo
For the sixth time, Dunkermotoren, a brand of AMETEK has published a new issue of the drive technology magazine “mo. Just like the previous editions, the magazine once again covers exciting topics around latest drive technology trends and provides interesting insights into the companies Dunkermotoren, MAE, and EGS Automation. The magazine introduces the new Application engineering department at Dunkermotoren, acting as a technical interface to support the sales team and customer on new projects. They will assist with the configuration of a perfect drive solution right from the beginning. This year's issue pays special attention to the subsidiary EGS Automation in Donaueschingen. In addition to an interview with the founder Robert Eby, a detailed application example provides information about the countless automation possibilities of EGS solutions. Illustrated with numerous pictures, the article shows how the automotive supplier KE Elektronik achieves an annual output of several million connectors completely autonomously – thanks to two injection molding machines and six robots built by EGS Automation. Another focus in the sixth “mo issue was set on Industry 4.0. After the launch of nexofox in October 2021, the IIoT brand is now presenting its own service catalog. In addition to training courses on motor configuration and programming as well as individual service contracts for commissioning and fault analysis of smart motor solutions, nexofox will also be happy to advise you on your questions about predictive maintenance or provide you with the technology needed for real-time analyses as part of condition monitoring. The Dunkermotoren sister company MAE is represented in “mo for the third time and presents a new high-speed AC motor as well as a completely new blower series with particularly low power consumption and compact design, making it a perfect fit for battery-powered wet and dry cleaning machines. Click here for the magazine: Downloads Press release (PDF)