Medical technology BALINIT in medical technology

Medical technology Cleanliness and lubricant-free operation are essential in medical instruments and equipment. However, this makes surgical instruments all the more subject to wear.

BALINIT® hard coatings show their advantages here from many points of view. They prevent scuffing and ensure trouble-free operation, even when running dry. Examples include the pneumatic components of tools for the implantation and removal of intramedullary nails or surgical bone saws. At the same time they protect the components against corrosion during sterilisation.

On instruments for eye surgery, BALINIT® A (TiN) with its yellow-gold colour, serves as a distinguishing characteristic versus uncoated instruments. In addition, the aesthetically pleasing appearance of the coating is appreciated.

There are many good reasons for using BALINIT® coatings from Oerlikon Balzers:

  • tested for bio-compatibility
  • FDA (Food and Drug Administration) certified
  • cutting edges remain sharp
  • tool changing during an operation is avoided
  • tissue and bone are better protected due to lower friction and less heat generation

Medical Techology

1 Dental instruments

The gears of high-speed dental drills operate with no oil.

 2 Dental screws

Improved screw adjustability. Reduction of torque during 
the assembly of the screws combined with a higher holding force.

3 Micropituitary rongeurs

Bone cutters with wear resistant cutting edges and black DLC antiglare coating.

4 Minimally invasive keyhole operations

The Knotless Fixation System – recipient of the Frost & Sullivan Product Innovation award – uses BALINIT® X.CEED Medical to indicate the depth of insertion.

5 Bone repositioning instruments
Wear protection combined with antiglare properties.
6 Medical instruments

Scratch and wear resistance, anti-glare and antimicrobial properties.
7 Bone drills and reamers

Wear-resistant ceramic coatings provide long-term cutting edge sharpness.
8 Bone saws

Coatings provide oil-free lubrication and high-speed operation at low remaining temperatures.
Ian Howe
Coating for Precision Components
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