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 Underwriters Laboratories (UL) validated and certified Hercules® systems.

Internalized Wiring and Fiber Optics, Easily Installed in the Field

Our OS-12 Articulating Arm and our OS-14 Articulating Arm provide a large internal wiring chase, traveling from device to ceiling, for entirely concealed wiring (see photo & illustration of wiring path, in red).



The wiring chase provides easy access, so wiring may be done for any device in the field at the time of installation, or later. The chase in the suspension arm is 2.25 inches wide by 0.75 inches high, allowing for a variety of internal cabling needs.

Hercules® Systems can be fixed mounted in one ceiling location, or track mounted. Two track sizes are available depending on overall load. Custom track lengths are available to suit a wide variety of needs.

Available in both conventional and MRI-Safe® Models.


Find out more about Hercules®.

Patent 7,250,761 B1
Installation available in the contiguous United States. Travel charges may apply, depending on location.
AADCO can design the right system for your environment. 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 OSP-511 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 OSP-511 LED Lamp.

Medium Duty
Single Mount Suspensions

Hercules® conventional & MRI-Safe® single mount medium duty suspensions


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: Loads up to 21 Kg (46 lbs)

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

Medium Duty
Dual Mount Suspensions

Hercules® conventional & MRI-Safe® dual mount medium duty suspensions


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: Loads up to 21 Kg (46 lbs)

  Dual Medium Arm Configuration: 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 Hercules® 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 and ErgoLite® LED Examination & Procedure Lamps


Optional equipment, including injector mounts and procedure lamps, engineered to be ultra-lightweight, so that they may be hung on traditional overhead systems.

There are MRI-Safe® versions of our injector mounts and procedure lamps that are designed specifically for our exclusive MRI-Safe® Overhead Suspension Systems.

Surgical, Exam & Procedure Lighting Systems

AADCO's LED 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.

Some models are MRI-Safe®.
Mounted lighting can use AADCO's Hercules® Overhead Suspensions.

AADCO's LED lighting is durable, efficient, bright, sterile, hygenic, cooler and excellent for surgical, procedure, and exam rooms.

MRI-Safe® and
Conventional CT
Retrofit Pole Mount

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.

Our MRI-Safe® model is manufactured entirely of non-ferrous materials. Our MRI-Safe® counter-poised stand is non-magnetic to 3 Tesla.

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