AADCO Medical, Inc. Advanced Apparatus Development Company

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Hercules®
Overhead Suspension Systems


The only MRI-Safe® Equipment Suspensions available anywhere.


AADCO Medical’s Hercules® Suspension Systems are the new standard in quality, durability and flexibility. Our Overhead Suspension Systems meet the needs and rigors of all of today’s Diagnostic & Interventional Lab Environments, including MRI-Safe® systems specially designed to operate safely in MRI environments tested to 3 Tesla.


Hercules® Systems are precision machined, high strength, aircraft grade aluminum alloy that is stronger than steel of equal weight. There are no cold welds, cheaply stamped parts or weak points to fail, in our UL validated and certified Hercules systems.


Find out more about Hercules®.

Patent 7,250,761 B1


Installation available in the contiguous United States. Travel charges may apply, depending on location. Please call for quotation.

Frame Mounted Overhead X-ray Barrier Systems

MRI-Safe® & RayShield®


AADCO's Lead Acrylic Barriers are available in a variety of sizes, with lead acrylic windows of 0.5 mm and 1.0mm lead equivalence.


All systems come with either a single mount ceiling column that allows 360 degree rotation, or a dual device mount ceiling column that allows 270 degree rotation and the mounting of a second shield, surgical lamp, or other device such as a pressure injector or video monitor.

A single device wall mount is also available. A 2.5 meter long track system that will accommodate either the dual or single ceiling mounts is also available. Shown with optional LED Lamp.

Center Mounted Overhead X-ray Barrier Systems

MRI-Safe® & RayShield®


Center Mounted X-ray Barriers with their ball and socket mount can rotate 360 degrees, allowing them to be turned horizontally, vertically, or at any angle, making them very versatile. They are available with or without a torso placement contour cutout in three sizes.


All systems come with either a single mount ceiling column that allows 360 degree rotation, or a dual device mount ceiling column that allows 270 degree rotation and the mounting of a second shield, surgical lamp, or other device such as a pressure injector or video monitor.


A single device wall mount is also available. A 2.5 meter long track system that will accommodate either the dual or single ceiling mounts is also available. Shown with optional LED Lamp.

Medium Duty Suspensions

Hercules® Conventional & MRI-Safe® Dual & Single Mount Medium Duty Suspensions

US Patent 7,250,761 B1


Standard System Weights:

  Single Medium Lifting Arm Configuration <65 lbs.

  Dual Medium Lifting Arm Configuration, 2 Medium Lifting Arms & Column <90 lbs.

  Ceiling Track Weight <85 lbs


Total System Load Capacity

  Single Medium Lifting Arm, for loads up to 21 Kg.(46 lbs);

  Dual Medium Arm Configuration: Two Medium Lifting Arms; Counterbalance Weight per arm: 21 Kg(46 lbs). Total maximum counterbalance weight 42 Kg (92 lbs).

Heavy Lifter Suspension Systems

Hercules® Conventional & MRI-Safe® Heavy Lifter Suspension Systems


Our Equipment Suspension Systems are available for either MRI-Safe® Environments tested to 3 Tesla, or Conventional Hercules® Models. Both share outstanding strength and durability. They are practically Bulletproof. Our Systems include a 360 degree rotation Central Axis Column (may be wiring limited) for ceiling Attachment, and combinations of counterpoised arms.


Hercules Heavy Lifters are precision machined from high strength aircraft grade aluminum alloy that is stronger than steel of equal weight and utilizes stainless steel at critical articulation and wear points. There are no cold welds or weak points to fail in our UL validated and certified Hercules Systems.

Monitor Suspension Systems

Our Monitor Suspension Systems are available for either Conventional or MRI-Safe® Environments(up to 3 Tesla).


AADCO's Overhead Monitor Mounts have been developed for maximum flexibility. On all models each array can be rotated 360 degrees. On external wired models the individual monitor mount can be tilted and pivoted independently from other monitors. On Internal-wired and MRI-Safe® Models the monitors can be tilted in a limited range.


Neuro-Shield

AADCO's Exclusive RayShield® Neuro-Shield


The RayShield® Lead Acrylic Barrier is carried by our Hercules® Heavy Lifter Suspension. It is designed specifically for Neuro-Radiology.

It includes a 128 by 80 cm (48" wide by 30" high) 0.5mm lead equivalent. clear acrylic barrier, with a contoured cut-out to accommodate placement at the head/shoulder area. The lead acrylic barrier is fitted with a 0.5 mm lead equivalent flexible vinyl shield that allows shielding conformance to a variety of contours.

Custom Lead Acrylic Barrier and flexible lead rubber shield configurations are also available.

Hercules® Optional Equipment

Injector Mounts, ErgoLite® LED Examination & Procedure Lamps, and more for Hercules® Suspension Systems.


These mounts are engineered to be ultra-lightweight, so that Single and Dual Mount Models may be hung on traditional overhead systems, that normally carry X-ray Barriers, Injectors and small procedure lamps.


There are also special MRI-Safe® versions of our LCD mounts that are designed specifically for our exclusive MRI-Safe® Overhead Suspension Systems. Our Single and Dual Mount MRI-Safe® Overhead Systems, accommodate the single and double LCD mounts.

LED Surgical Lighting Systems

OSL-3500 Series LED Surgical Lighting Systems

with Adjustable Color Temperature


OSL-3500 LED Series lighting technology offers cutting edge performance with precise, uniform, homogeneous lighting both on the surface as well as for deep cavity procedures thanks to innovative shadow control.


The OSL-3500 series has overlapping light fields with multiple patterns which are selectable based on the procedure situation. These patterns minimize shadows and allow for a more customized light intensity at the procedure site.


Five models available, include Overhead Suspensions.

MRI-Safe® Retrofit Pole Mount

Manufactured entirely of Non-Ferrous materials, our MRI Counter-Poised Stand is non-magnetic to 3 Tesla.


A device built specifically for MRI & CT Gantry use, our Pole Mounted Counter-Poised Equipment Suspension provides outstanding reach and versatility of use in MRI & CT Labs.
Simplicity of installation allows this device to be installed without interference with, or penetration of, the Faraday RF Shield in MR Labs. Cementing a small piece of plywood to that shield above the drop ceiling provides minimal required support, with most weight being transferred to the floor.

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