Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spacers and Washers

Keystone Electronics Corp. (Astoria, NY) offers Nylon spacers and washers designed to grip the outside of a screw shank and easily slide onto screws wile assuring secured retention via the screw threads. The spacers will accommodate #4, #6, #8, and #10 size screws in body lengths from .125" to 1" in increments of .125", while...

Products : Medical
Mini Hybrid Connector

Colder Products (St. Paul, MN) has introduced the Mini Hybrid connector, which eliminates the need for multiple connections between remote tools and a device. For applications requiring a smaller footprint, this provides a compact, single connection point for both air and electrical lines. With a breakaway latching...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Compact I/O Modules

ACS Motion Control (Eden Prairie, MN) has developed SPiiPlus IOMnt EtherCAT digital I/O modules that offer up to 32 inputs and 32 outputs, with minimal power dissipation. The inputs are designed to meet EN 61131-2, type 3 (24V source type) and are functionally and pin compatible with Beckhoff EL1862/1872. The outputs are...

Products : Electronics & Computers
In-Line Power Supplies

GlobTek (Northvale, NJ) has introduced the GT-91120 series of in-line power supplies with double-enforced insulation mechanical configurations. They feature regulated outputs voltage from 5V to 48VDC in 0.1V increments and up to 30 W of continuous output power. They are potted in a 98.2 × 46.5 × 38.2 mm impact-resistant...

Products : Motion Control
One-Handed Hemostasis Valves

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) has introduced two one-handed hemostasis valves. Part number 80238 has an internal diameter that accepts up to 7 French and features a push-pull mechanism allowing a single-handed process to open and close the valve. Part number 80329 accepts up to 9 French and also features a push-pull...

Products : Medical
Quick Connects

Value Plastics (Fort Collins, CO) has launched the MQC Series of quick connects that feature large ergonomic grips and emit an audible “click” indicating a secure connection. The fittings are available in USP Class VI nylon and a variety of colors and barb sizes ranging from 1/8" to 3/16". The male connector includes a Buna-N...

Products : Electronics & Computers
AC/DC Power Supplies

Protek Power (Hudson, MA) has introduced the PM400 Series of AC/DC power supplies, featuring 400 watts of performance in a package of 4 × 7 × 1.58 inches for medical applications, including patient vicinity medical devices. The series accepts a 90- 264VAC universal input. Single output models have voltages ranging from...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Wire-to-Wire Feedthroughs

Douglas Electrical (Randolph, NJ) offers wire-to-wire feedthroughs for providing power and/or signal transmission into and out of vacuum or pressure environments. They are suitable for applications such as thermocouple sensors where signal loss can become an issue. Design engineers can specify the type and mix of...

Products : Medical
Miniaturized FPGA Systems

Nallatech (Camarillo, CA) offers FPGA miniaturization services that address critical issues such as design verification and design for manufacturability. Solutions are available for a wide range of industries including medical imaging and diagnostics, signal intelligence, and near-sensor processing. Design capabilities...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Braid-Reinforced PVC Hose

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) offers Nylobrade, braid-reinforced PVC hose certified by the National Sanitation Founda - tion for Standards 51 and 61. Nylobrade is manufactured from virgin PVC compound. All ingredients are non-toxic and conform to USP Class VI and FDA standards. Three wall thicknesses are stocked:...

Products : Imaging
Non-Contact Digital Measuring Machine

Quality Vision International (Rochester, NY) has introduced the full function benchtop digital measuring machine, the QVI SNAP™. SNAP’s digital megapixel camera with Native Video™ image processing provides high definition video images with up to 50:1 sub-pixel resolution. Six digital zoom positions...

Products : Medical
Micro Flow Switch and Bubble Detector

Sensirion (Westlake Village, CA) has launched the LG01 micro flow switch for ultra-low liquid flow rates and bubble detection. The sensor makes fluidic systems more reliable by enabling the detection of liquid flow within the range of a few mL/min and less. For such measurements the sensor offers a short...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Rugged Spring Pins

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) offers a series of rugged spring pins capable of carrying 9 amps continuous current at 10 °C temperature rise. The Mill-Max 0850, 0851, 0852, and 0853 spring pins are suitable for rugged applications and for use in circuits operating above signal level. The 085X series is characterized by a greater...

Products : Electronics & Computers
DC/DC Converters

Mornsun America (Hudson, MA) has introduced the WRA/WRB-LT-3W Series of surface mount DC/DC converters. The products offer 3W of power in a high density 0.93" × 0.73" × 0.33" surface mount package and are suitable for a variety of applications including instrumentation. The series accepts 2:1 input voltage ranges from 4.5VDC...

Products : Motion Control
Custom Direct Drive Motor Systems

Applimotion (Loomis, CA) has introduced custom direct drive motor systems with precision encoders and bearings. An Applimotion motor kit is selected based on performance needs, and Applimotion engineers guide the customer through selection of feedback and precision mechanical attributes. A complete direct drive...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Filter/Amplifier Card

Krohn-Hite (Brockton, MA) offers the Model FLX-ICP4, a four-channel filter/amplifier with a flexible signal conditioning card suitable for use in ICP® sensor and other sensor/transducer applications requiring a constant excitation current. A user-selectable 4mA or 8mA constant current is provided for excitation power to...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Optical Fiber Cable

OFS Fitel (Avon, CT) has launched “Phase Stabilized Optical Fiber‚“ (PSOF) Cable, used for transmitting base band signals in synchronized measurement systems. It is designed with standard size and optical performance but buffered with “liquid crystal polymer,” a material with negative thermal expansion coefficient....

Products : Electronics & Computers
Non-Magnetic D-Sub I/O Connectors

CONEC (Garner, NC) has enhanced its I/O connectors for use in areas with high magnetic fields by replacing the usual steel shells and hardware with tin-plated brass and making the brackets of diecast zinc. The non-magnetic D-Sub I/O connector is suitable for medical imaging systems and other medical...

Products : Motion Control
Linear Slide

LM76 (East Longmeadow, MA) offers the Whispah™ Linear Slide for linear motion applications that must be non-contaminating to their environments, such as medical equipment. The linear slide is available in two sizes. The WSP1 Twin Rail System features a 4" × 5.5" table with a bearing centerline to centerline measurement of 2.125...

Products : Materials
Epoxy Resin System

Master Bond (Hackensack, NJ) offers the EP21LV epoxy that offers a 1 to 1 mix ratio by mix or volume and cures at room temperature in 24 to 36 hours or faster at elevated temperatures. The rigidity of its cure is adjustable. Bonds well to a variety of substrates including metals, glass, wood, rubbers, ceramics, and many...

News : Medical
Ultrasound's Benefits Get Down to Earth

If you’re familiar with our Mission Accomplished section, you may already know about the many ways that NASA-funded research has translated to medical applications right here on Earth. The National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI) is involved with many of these projects, including some that...

News : Wearables
Wrist-Mounted Device for the Visually Impaired

The Tacit, a haptic sonar glove that helps a visually impaired person navigate complex environments, has been released as a public prototype. The invention uses ultrasonic sensors to sense objects from about 1 inch to 10 feet away, and translates that information into pressure on the user's...

News : Medical
U.S. Army Offers Afghans a Leg up in Prosthetics

Advances in prosthetics technology are usually more applicable to the developed world than a country like Afghanistan, even though it has one of the highest amputation rates. With this in mind, U.S. Army Task Force Spartan soldiers have produced a simple and easily reproduced prototype prosthetic...

News : Electronics & Computers
Waving ‘Jell-O’ to the Next Wave of Biocompatible Electronics

North Carolina State University researchers have developed a memory device that is soft, functions well in wet environments, and features “the physical properties of Jell-O,” according to Dr. Michael Dickey, an assistant professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NC...

News : Design
Storytelling & Human Factors Engineering

An article from the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society calls attention to a recent study published in Ergonomics in Design, "Using Storytelling to Elicit Design Guidance for Medical Devices." In the study, human factors/ergonomics researchers evaluated the use of storytelling as a qualitative research...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Reverse Engineering

NVision (Coppell, TX) now offers industrial CT scanning for reverse engineering and full inspection of medical components. Industrial CT scanning utilizes X-ray equipment to produce 3D representations of both internal and external components. It is suitable for non-metallic components fitting within an envelope of 150 mm...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Silicone Cabling

Standard and custom high flex silicone flat cables from Cicoil (Valencia, CA) are free of halogens, do not shed surface particulates, and are water and chemical resistant. The cables are suitable for incorporation into power conductors, shielded signal pairs, video and coax conductors, tubing for air or fluid transfer, and other...

Products : Medical
Precision Linear Motor Tables

The MMG Mini-Mag line of precision linear motor tables from Dover (Westborough, MA) is now available in aluminum-based versions with an optional single phase motor to reduce controller complexity, system footprint, and cost. Technology enhancements also enable operation in a vertical orientation without requiring a...

Products : Motion Control
Servo Drives

Galil Motion Control (Rocklin, CA) has introduced two multi-axis servo drives that perform sinusoidal commutation: the AMP-43540, which contains four 600 Watt servo drives, and the AMP-43640, which contains 20 Watt servo drives. Both models are sinusoidally commutated, which minimizes torque ripple compared to drives using...

Products : Medical
Multi-Layer Polyimide Tubing

PolyMedex Discovery Group (Putnam, CT) has announced the availability of custom multi-layer tubing composed of thermoset polyimide and thermoplastic elastomer (TPE) laminate, suitable for medical device applications. Thermoset polyimide has a minimum tensile strength of 20,000 PSI (138 MPa), 30% greater than...

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