Steady Parts Keep MRI Machines Stable

Vlier stainless steel leveling device

A magnetic resonance imaging scan, more commonly known as an MRI, is a popular medical procedure that uses a strong magnetic field and radio waves to create detailed images of the organs and tissues within the body. An MRI scanner can be used to find medical issues like tumors, injuries to the joints and other abnormalities that are invisible to the naked eye. An MRI is a very precise piece of machinery that requires the patient to stay extremely still. This means the machine needs to be steady, level and immobile, which can prove difficult when it can weigh upwards of 17,000 pounds. That’s where Vlier steps in. Their parts keep MRI machines stable, supporting the immense weight and leveling the equipment so it is perfectly balanced and easily adjustable to fit any floor.

The Power of the Vlier Leveling Device

Vlier’s leveling devices swivel and adjust to uneven surfaces while providing optimal support for heavy machinery. They provide an integrally machined stud as part of the ball, and the bases swivel 15 degrees off the centerline for a custom adjustment when the machine is installed. In addition to MRI machines, these inventive parts can be found on other large medical equipment, data storage equipment, industrial workstations and more. They are capable of handling weight loads up to 22,000 pounds, easily holding up the MRI machine and other sizable equipment.

“We design our parts to be extremely robust,” said Tom Foley, general manager of Vlier Products. “We take the time to create these leveling devices with the intention that they will outlive the product they will be installed on, and we’re proud to say we rarely get requests for replacement parts.”

The Vlier Difference

“We can deal with high expectations,” said Russ Mitchell, national sales manager for Vlier. “One MRI machine that required our leveling devices was developed and designed in the U.S. and assembled in China for global distribution, which is a relatively rare partnership for an American-made product. It shows that our parts are recognized in the market as sturdy and stable options that can stand up to the pressure.”

“We put a lot of upfront engineering work into our products, which is a testament to our commitment to exceptional customer service,” continued Foley. “We get involved in product development to make sure our standard parts can suit as many applications as possible. And if our standard parts don’t fit the bill for what a customer needs, we will spend as much time as necessary to create a part that does.”

Vlier has a large inventory of ready-made, cost-conscious products that can be used in applications including medical, aerospace, defense, technology and many more. Can’t find exactly what you need? Our custom modified Vlier parts can be modified versions of our current catalog items, or an entirely new design made just for you. Contact us to get started.