March 2011

In today’s competitive marketplace, medical pump OEMs and their associated design engineering personnel are incorporating strain gauge technologies...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Linear Sensor

The flat-profile MMP sensor from Metallux (West Conshohocken, PA) is suitable for medical technology positioning applications, including adjusting the position of operating tables and indicating fluid levels in devices such as...

Products: Medical
Porous Plastics

Porvair Filtration Group (Ashland, VA) has expanded its range of BioVyon™ porous polymeric, composite, and functionalized materials for the healthcare industries. Using proprietary processes to immobilize materials such as...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Spring-Loaded Connectors

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) offers high-density, 0.050" pitch through-hole and surface mount spring-loaded connectors (SLC) available in single and double-row strip packaging. Series 854-22-0XX-10-001101 and...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Metal Injection Molding

Parmatech Corporation (Petaluma, CA) provides metal injection molding technology for medical device manufacturing. Small part component manufacturing of intricate shapes and highly engineered alloys is available for...

Products: Imaging
Measurement System

Optical Gaging Products (Rochester, NY) offers the SmartScope® Flash™ 500 automatic dimensional measurement system. The Flash 500’s 500×450×200 mm measurement volume is now available with a volume as large as 500 ×...

Products: Medical
Proximity Sensors

HSI Sensing (Chickasha, OK) has introduced the 11000 Series of steel sensing proximity sensors for implantable medical devices and valve control applications. The series is offered in three versions, and users can choose...

Products: Medical
Medical-Grade LCD Displays

Panasonic (Seacaucus, NJ) has expanded its line of HD camera and recording systems designed for medical applications. The 32" EJ-MLA32U-W and 37" EJ-MLA37UJ-W HD LCD displays offer several viewing options including...

Products: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Six-Axis Force/Torque Sensor

ATI Industrial Automation (Apex, NC) offers the Nano17, the smallest commercially available six-axis force/torque sensor. It is made of hardened stainless steel, with integrated interface plates made from...

Products: Motion Control
Servo Motors

Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) has introduced AKM™ 8 servo motors as part of the AKM motor series, which offers 8 frame sizes, 28 frame/stack combinations, and 112 “standard” windings. The AKM8 is available in two standard...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Modeling Tool for Connectors

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) has developed an online modeling tool that allows design engineers to create virtual 3D connector models, even for designs that have yet to be manufactured. Users may...

Products: Motion Control
Medical-Grade Foot Controls

STEUTE Meditech (Ridgefield, CT) offers “medical-grade” foot controls that meet relevant IEC 60601, MDD (93/42/EEC), UL, and CSA standards. Optional design features include custom housings/colors/icons,...

Products: Motion Control
Miniaturized Positioning Controller

Maxon Precision Motors (Fall River, MA) has introduced the EPOS2 24/2 miniaturized positioning controller for commanding and controlling in the CANopen network. USB and RS232 are available as further...

Products: Medical
CAM Software

Delcam Healthcare (Birmingham, UK) has launched new versions of its OrthoModel and OrthoMill software for the design and manufacture of custom orthotic insoles. Used in conjunction with the iQube 3D scanner, data can be captured...

Products: Electronics & Computers
4-Outlet Medical Socket Strip

Interpower (Oskaloosa, IA) offers a medical socket strip with an attached hospital-grade power cord and four NEMA hospital-grade outlets. It features a manual reset circuit breaker, no inlet or outlet covers,...

Products: Medical
Piston Pumps

Thomas Division of Gardner Denver (Sheboygan, WI) offers Series 660/680 WOB-L® Piston pumps that provide clean air flow, long life, low noise, and low vibration. They are suitable for medical applications including oxygen...

Products: Electronics & Computers
RF Capacitors

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) offers the SQ Series, the RF capacitor series rated at 50 VDC to 500 VDC with capacitance values ranging from 0.1pF to 1000pF. It is suitable for medical devices such as MRI coils, and offers...

Products: Medical
Hyperspectral Imaging System

Brimrose (Sparks, MD) has introduced the VA210 series of AOTF-NIR (Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Near Infrared) hyperspectral imaging adapters designed for measuring visible or NIR hyperspectral imaging...

Products: Medical
Medical Imaging Software Toolkit

Texas Instruments (Dallas, TX) has introduced the version 2.0 medical imaging software toolkit (STK), an updated and expanded collection of imaging algorithms optimized for its TMS320C64x+™ digital signal processors. The STK 2.0 enables B-mode ultrasound processing, 3D rendering, and real-time processing for...

Products: Motion Control
Electric Motor Selection Tool

Bosch i-Business Group (Broadview, IL) has introduced a motor search tool available online for design engineers to identify motor options that best match their design specifications within the Bosch DC electric...

Products: Imaging
Measurement System

The ScopeCheck® coordinate measuring machine from Werth, Inc. (Old Saybrook, CT) includes an image processing sensor and software designed for requirements of dimensional measurement to allow fully automatic measurement...

Products: Medical
Continuous Monitoring

Veriteq (Richmond, Canada) offers viewLinc 3.5, a continuous monitoring system for FDA-regulated, GxP-compliant environments. The system provides continuous records, 24/7 alarming, and automated reporting. It may be...

Products: Electronics & Computers
PC Battery Clip

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) has introduced a low-profile, thru-hole PC battery clip for lithium-ion-size cells from 17–19 mm in diameter. The clip features a 3-legged, THM design for extra strength and stability plus...

Remcom (State College, PA) has upgraded the XFdtd® Release 7 (XF7) with XACT Accurate Cell Technology that produces faster results when modeling complex shapes. The XTend Script Library allows users to...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Rugged Connectors

CONEC (Garner, NC) offers water-resistant D-sub series of connectors for medical equipment applications. The IP67-rated solid-body D-sub connector has a silicone O-ring panel seal for a watertight connection. Gold-plated...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Medical Power Supplies

TDK-Lambda Americas (San Diego, CA) has extended the power range of the digitally controlled EFE-M series of power supplies from 300W to 400W. The EFE400M series was designed for medical and IT applications. With a...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Medical PC Keyboard

Hoffmann + Krippner (Peachtree City, GA) offers the keywi CleanBoard medical PC keyboard that features a high-tech film material coated with antimicrobial elements in a fully sealed enclosure. The keyboard includes a...

Borrowing a page from wireless phone communications, hearing aids have become firmly entrenched in the digital realm during the past decade. At GN ReSound, the manufacturing process for...

Sometimes an engineering problem can defy logic: My encounter with this phenomenon was a flow problem within the control valve of a medical respirator that showed...

Biomedical textile structures incorporate a wide array of biocompatible materials, including advanced polymers and metals in a range of sizes and...

Briefs: Materials
SCAFTEX® Non-Woven Bio-Textile for Implantable Devices

Classic tissue engineering utilizes absorbable non-woven biomedical textiles from a variety of fibers to aid in cell growth and proliferation, and medical device companies rely on these materials for implantable devices that must degrade over time. Non-woven bio-textiles such as SCAFTEX®...

The CRW® stereotactic system, first released in 1988, was recently updated to focus on decreasing the steps to assemble the system while maintaining ±0.5 mm accuracy. This...

Briefs: Medical
Microwave Tissue Soldering for Immediate Wound Closure

A novel approach for the immediate sealing of traumatic wounds is under development. A portable microwave generator and handheld antenna are used to seal wounds, binding the edges of the wound together using a biodegradable protein sealant or “solder.” This method could be used for...

In the field of radiation oncology, the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System is capable of delivering high doses of radiation with submillimeter accuracy anywhere...

Briefs: Medical
3D Constrained Surface Controller for Medical Imaging

To make diagnoses from imaging technologies such as computerized tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), radiologists use 2D image planes that slice through these data at a variety of angles to obtain the most clinically informative view. However, current approaches used to...

Mission Accomplished: Medical
NASA Water Purification Improves Dental Care

Going to the dentist is always a less-than-welcome experience. However, a water purification technology developed for NASA could lead to a more satisfying end result and cleaner teeth.

Mission Accomplished: Medical
New Modular Camera No Ordinary Joe

Although dubbed “Little Joe” for its small-format characteristics, a new wavefront sensor camera has proved that it is far from coming up short when paired with high-speed, low-noise applications....

How long will it take to develop Star Trek-like medical technologies? The gap between science fiction and reality is closing faster than many people may...

News: Medical
Tiny Gems That Fight Cancer

A Northwestern University study indicates that a tiny carbon particle called a nanodiamond may offer an effective drug delivery solution for hard-to-treat cancers.

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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