Spindiag’s testing device can be used where samples are taken (e.g., in the emergency department of a hospital or at a dedicated laboratory). Swabs from the nose or throat are put into a disposable test cartridge that is placed in the analyzer. Test results are read directly from the device in about 30-40 minutes, enabling doctors to decide if quarantine is needed or not.
At the heart of the device is a compact centrifuge that powers the automation of the analysis inside the cartridge through centrifugal microfluidics. Each centrifuge contains one of our highly customized SmartMotorTM servos, which is crucial to meet the demanding design specifications for precise motion control.
The testing device needs high-precision parts due to extreme requirements for motor shaft balancing and manufacturing tolerances. To meet the specifications, the Moog team developed a motor with a custom 24 V stator winding and a chrome-coated, precision-ground shaft that reduces friction and wear.
Moog is pleased to support this innovative technology, as it greatly demonstrates our mission—
collaboration, customization, confidence: delivering motion control when performance really matters.