Trelleborg’s bearings keep MRI machines rotating
Durobal® allows 360-degree smooth rotation of the MRI scanner table and very importantly, made entirely of thermoplastics and glass, the bearing eliminates potential magnetic interference.
Trelleborg Sealing Solutions developed and supplies a custom Durobal® bearing to a major MRI equipment manufacturer for its MRI scanner table. Because the scanner operates in a very strong magnetic field, the table’s bearing had to be completely non-metallic. The Durobal® allows the table to move in/out and laterally smoothly on the machine’s bearing surface, providing added comfort and extra security to the patient during MRI procedures.