A large medical manufacturer required a load button load cell for verification of the manual forces needed to activate their surgical stapler. In addition to measuring force to a very precise degree, the cell also needed to be relatively small, easy to mount, and provide reliable accuracy.
With a small diameter and capacities ranging from 100 – 1k lbf, the Interface LBMU Compression Load Button is ideal for surgical staple testing applications. The cell was mounted to the surgical stapler to enable force verification, and then connected to a 9890 Load Cell Indicator (installed in the customer’s test rig) which recorded output.
After data was collected and analyzed, the medical manufacturer was able to optimize their design and minimize the excessive force applied by users (e.g., surgeons). The adjustments minimized hand fatigue and improved the stapler’s performance in real-world surgical applications.