is special about CLI's magnetic drive probe mechanism?
patented design uses powerful magnets and a CLI-exclusive position
sensor to drive the transducer in a sector motion. This drive mechanism
minimizes moving parts and provides long life for the drive components.
Q: What is the
positional accuracy of CLI's probes?
position sensors are located on the top-end assembly. That is,
there is no mechanical linkage between the transducer and the sensor,
effectively eliminating hysteresis. Further, sensors are "tuned" for
each probe to an accuracy of less than ±0.8 degrees. When
additional mechanical tolerances are added in, the probe accuracy
tolerance typically increases to ±1 degree. With this position-sense
system, excellent accuracy and precision are achieved with each
If requested to do so, how do you preserve the confidentiality of
of our customers see no value in their end-users becoming aware
that their probes are purchased as a complete assembly, rather
than made by them. Should this be the case, CLI will keep the origin
of the probes confidential. You will notice that there is no customer
list on this website. Additionally, we are happy to make custom
probe covers (housings) and incorporate other unique elements into
the probes to achieve a customer-specific probe identity, rather
than just using generic CLI components. Both policies work to keep
the origin of the probes from becoming known.
Q: If another design team has designed an ultrasound probe, but wants to contract
the manufacturing to a third party, will CLI provide contract manufacturing
CLI has been engaged in contract manufacturing since 1994. In doing
so, third-party design teams are able to take advantage of our
long experience in electromechanical probe and transducer assemblies
to help achieve their own success.
Q: Does CLI engage in the design, manufacture, or service of solid-state array
provides certain repair services for solid state array probes.
Call for details.
Q: Is CLI willing to provide consulting services to other design teams?
This is covered by our Engineering Services group. Please see a
sample listing of the consulting work for which we have been engaged
in the past by visiting the Products:Engineering Services page
of this website.
Q: Does CLI provide probe repair services directly to end
users (bypassing the seller of the ultrasound system)
a matter of policy and to assist our customers to maintain appropriate
traceability of their probes, CLI does not provide repair services
directly to end-users of our probes. Rather, we encourage end-users
to effect repairs through the original supplier of the ultrasound
system. The only exceptions are when the original system supplier
requests that we set this policy aside, or when the original supplier
becomes unable to provide the service link to CLI.
Q: Are there any probe platforms at CLI suitable for 3D applications?
The 3500 series was designed to accept a curved array module. The
module may be swept through a volume for 3-D data acquisition or
stopped to provide conventional 2-D imaging. Please visit Products:Imaging
Probes:CLI 3500 for additional information.
Q: I don't see a price list on your website, how do I obtain pricing information?
pricing is dependent on a number of variables such as purchasing
volume, cover design, transducer specification and so on. If you
are interested in a price list, please contact us directly. Our
contact page lists several ways in which you may do so.
Q: If I order products from CLI, what are the lead-times?
new products can be shipped in 6-8 weeks. Repair services generally
require 2-4 weeks, depending on the complexity of the product being
repaired. Although we do not routinely carry stock on our products,
small quantities are sometimes available for faster shipment. Please
call for availability.
Q: What is your policy concerning product exclusivity?
of exclusivity may be available for some CLI products. Of course,
customer-owned designs are the exclusive property of the customer.
Q: Does CLI provide repair services for probes not manufactured by CLI?
However, CLI will only engage in the repair of probes for which
it has proper documentation and repair procedures. Companies wishing
to off-load the repair of their own probe designs, should contact
CLI to make appropriate arrangements.
Q: Will CLI customize its products for specific customer requirements?
Please contact us with your specific requirements.
Q: What are your terms of sale?
contact our Financial Manager, Matt Stabley, for terms of sale.
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