Since its founding in 1875, Shimadzu Corporation has been committed to commercializing new technologies and providing innovative solutions to customers in a wide range of fields. “Shimadzu’s Heritage” is a series of short articles looking back on the company’s history of contributions to science, technology and industry.
Japan’s First School for X-Ray Technicians, Which Contributed to the Development of Medicine: Strong Aspirations to Train Highly Skilled Technicians of Excellent Character
Radiological exams take images of the inside of the body by exposing it to X-rays.
The training of technical specialists who are capable of handling X-ray devices safely and effectively has been essential for the development of these exams.
Beautiful Optical Elements Analyze All Kinds of Light and Support the Development of Industry
Beautiful diffraction gratings shine in a rainbow of colors.
Embedded into the hearts of countless products, they play an essential role in industrial development.
Development of World’s First Remote-controlled X-ray R/F System for Patient and Healthcare Practitioner Safety
An X-ray R/F system is an examination device that shows the inside of the body in real time by exposing X-rays. The idea behind the development of this medical diagnostic device was to “minimize exposure of radiation not only to patients but also to the medical professions conducting the X-ray examination.”
From Clocks to Aircraft, Gears Are Used to Control the Speed and Torque of Power Sources and Are Essential to Societal Progress
Gears are machine elements that convert and transmit torque from motors and engines to industrial equipment at useful rotational speeds. Societal progress is underpinned by the engineering found in every single gear wheel.
Hydraulic Equipment that Supported Japan’s Economic Growth
The ability of hydraulic components to transform a small force into a massive one played a key role in all types of industrial machinery and automobiles, and hydraulic equipment continues to support Japan’s economy today.