Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Adjustable Air Nozzles

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced a line of air jets made of brass and stainless steel designed to deliver a concentrated flow of air or liquid to a designated location. Featuring a unique ball nozzle design, the air jets line is available with a wide range of nozzles, bases, and mounting...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Filter Assemblies

PureFlo® Junior capsule filter assemblies from ZenPure (Manassas, VA) are ready-to-use filters for small pre-filtration, clarification, and final filtration in medical and DI water applications. The assemblies are available with a wide range of hydrophilic and hydrophobic filter medias and pore sizes for liquid, gas, and...

Products : Materials
Custom Melt Filtration

PolyMedex Discovery Group (Putnam, CT) offers custom melt filtration of polymers used for catheters and balloons. The custom melt filtration process results in removal of gels as small as 20 μm (0.0008"). Melt filtration is performed on a custom basis with materials including nylons, urethanes, and Pebax thermoplastic...

Products : Imaging
Wireless Sensor Test System

Benetel (Dublin, Ireland) offers the BTS-115, an ISM band mass production test system (MTS) based on a National Instruments PXI modular compact test solution. The BTS-115 is suitable for OEMs seeking to manufacture low-cost wireless sensors for applications such as medical patient monitoring. It can be configured to...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Switching Regulators

Mornsun America (Hudson, MA) has introduced the K78xx-2000 Series of three terminal switching regulators that are suitable for linear regulators. The series offers input ranges spanning 4.75VDC to 18VDC, with positive or negative outputs of 2.5VDC, 3.3VDC, 5VDC, and 6.5VDC. An output rating of up to 2A allows for up to 13W...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring-Loaded Connectors

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) has introduced the 829 series of single-row, right-angle strips for applications calling for a spring-loaded connection that lies parallel to the PC board. This low-profile, right-angle connector is suitable for small packaging requirements of handheld devices, especially where vertical space is...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Angle Encoders

HEIDENHAIN (Schaumburg, IL) offers RCN 2000, RCN 5000, and RCN 8000 Series angle encoders that provide improved mounting tolerances due to the better axial and radial deflection behavior, as well as the torsional rigidity, of the stator couplings. The encoders feature a flange socket to which an adapter cable is attached. A...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Crystal Oscillator

The PLXO-250 connectorized phase-locked crystal oscillator from EM Research (Reno, NV) operates at 250 MHz in a miniature connectorized package (1.5" × 0.6"). It features low spurs (-70 dBc), low harmonics (-50 dBc) and sub-harmonics (-70 dBc), and is locked to a 10 MHz external reference. It exhibits low phase noise (-120...

Products : Software
3D Modeling Software

SensAble Technologies (Wilmington, MA) has introduced the FreeForm Version 11 software release, a 3D modeling program for designers to apply changes to multiple pieces of a model simultaneously. Instead of holding a computer mouse, users hold a 3D “Virtual Touch” stylus that provides force feedback to “feel” the 3D...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Custom Force Sensors for Infusion Pumps

Vishay Precision Group (Malvern, PA) has announced that its VPG Transducers division is now offering a full range of force sensors for infusion pump manufacturers, customized to meet force measurement...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Linear Guides

Thomson (Wood Dale, IL) has introduced the 400 Series profile rail linear guides, available in 4 meter lengths, in sizes from 15 to 45 mm in 5 mm increments, for extended joint-free rail transfer, even in smaller-sized applications. Double-faced ball track bearing arrangements allow for compliance to simplify installation, and...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Thermally Conductive Silicone

The MED-2955 from NuSil (Carpinteria, CA) is designed to have low volatility and low ionic content for more sensitive electronic devices or processes. It is non-cytotoxic and can be used as a cure-in-place adhesive or potting compound between electrical/electric components and heat sinks as part of a thermal...

Products : Materials
Antimicrobial Multipolymer Compound

Evonik (Parsippany, NJ) has introduced CYROLITE® Protect, an acrylic-based multipolymer compound that has been developed for medical devices that include antimicrobial agents. It is designed for FDA regulated Class I or Class II medical devices, and well suited for Luer connectors, spikes, Y-sites, check...

Products : Photonics/Optics
Optical Fiber Coatings Tool

The Specialty Photonics Divison of OFS Fitel (Avon, CT) has launched a new design tool for engineers that provides “at a glance” properties of a wide range of materials offered for optical fiber coatings, buffers, and cables. Materials are fated for temperature range, resistance to chemicals, abrasion, radiation,...

Products : Medical
Camera Recording System

The HD Camera Recording System from Panasonic (Seacaucus, NJ) is capable of recording up to 12 hours of HD images on a single 32 GB card. It is designed with three newly developed MOS 1⁄4" image sensors that provide independent color processing (RGB) and provide 1920 × 1080 resolution. For added image acquisition...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor Arrays

AVX Corporation (Greenville, SC) offers multilayer ceramic capacitor (MLCC) arrays in 0405 and 0508 packages and four-element arrays in 0508 and 0612 packages with capacitance values ranging from 1 pf to 2.2 uf and voltages of 6.3 V to 100 V. The switched capacitor voltage doubling inverters are available in...

Products : Imaging
Portable Measurement Instrument

Evergreen Telemetry (Phoenix, AZ) has introduced a new type of portable instrument, that displays a stream of real-time data on the user’s wrist from battery-operated remote probes. The wireless modules transmit results across the room or across the building, through walls, ceilings, and other obstacles....

Products : Electronics & Computers
Miniature, Metric PCB Screw Terminals

A new miniature, screw terminal type binding post from Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) is suitable for 22-15 AQG wire and used in high-density PCB packaging. Rated at 15 Amps, the posts feature compact, low-profile design and are made of tin plated brass and zinc plated screws. The binding posts are...

Products : Medical
Quiet-Operation Solenoid Valve

The Lee Company (Westbrook, CT) has introduced the Quiet Operation High Density Interface (HDI) Solenoid Valve to improve patient comfort by reducing actuation noise by 50 percent. A typical solenoid valve has an inherent clicking sound when energized, caused by the metal-to-metal contact of the moving armature and...

Products : Medical
HPC Platform for Imaging

Matrox Imaging (Quebec, Canada) has announced the Matrox Supersight e2 high-performance computing (HPC) platform is now equipped with ATI FirePro™ Professional Graphics from AMD. The platform offers high-bandwidth PCIe® 2.0 switched fabric backplane, provides substantial data throughput and expansion capability for...

Products : Motion Control
Closed-Loop Linear Motion Module

New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has introduced the miniature M3-L closed-loop linear motion module, featuring 0.5 micron position resolution and a total package size of less than 27.5 × 13 × 7.5 mm. It is suitable for applications in fluidics and valve controls, microsurgical manipulation, and precision...

Products : Imaging
Piezoelectric Accelerometer

Meggitt Sensing Systems (San Juan Capistrano, CA) offers the Endevco model 2222C piezoelectric accelerometer, with a sensitivity of 1.4 pC/g and frequency range of 1 to 10k Hz (±1 dB). It is designed for general purpose vibration measurements of small structures or objects, such as those typically encountered with...

Products : Motion Control
Diaphragm Pumps

KNF LABOPORT® Filtration Series diaphragm pumps from KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) are suitable for a range of applications in the lab, including flask filtration, vacuum blotting, vacuum manifold, and vacuum dessication. They perform cleanly without pump oil, conserve water by eliminating water aspirators, supply consistent...

Products : Imaging
Universal Length Measuring Instrument

Mahr Federal (Providence, RI) has introduced the MarCheck measuring and evaluation unit for its high precision Linear 100 universal length measuring instruments. Results are shown in large digits on the display screen and can be output via USB or RS 232 ports. The Linear 100 delivers a direct measuring range...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Electronics Enclosures

Bud Industries (Willoughby, OH) offers electronics enclosures for medical electronics applications, including cabinet racks, NEMA boxes, plastic enclosures, server racks, and other rack equipment. The enclosures are made of stainless steel, plastic, aluminum, and powder-coated metals resistant to most common chemicals used...

Products : Materials
Guidewire Coating

Medi-Solve Coatings (Natick, MA) offers patented multi-layer and mono-layer guidewire coating systems that provide lubricity and abrasion resistance. The two layers are formed using an aqueous solution system that does not require UV curing equipment. The coating system comprises a non-hydrophilic polymer primer and a...

Products : Motion Control
Rocker-Style Medical Foot Control

STEUTE Meditech (Ridgefield, CT) has introduced the dual-function, Series WF-MED rocker-style foot-operated control for medical equipment. Optional design features include reed contact or microswitch digital contact closures, two-stage operation, Hall-effect analog control, protective braces, custom colors,...

Features : Medical
Strain Gauge Technology: The Secret to Success in Medical Pump Design and Manufacturing

In today’s competitive marketplace, medical pump OEMs and their associated design engineering personnel are incorporating strain gauge technologies into both small- and large-volume portable and ambulatory medical infusion pumps, such as insulin and syringe...

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. SciMeasure Analytical Systems, Inc. (Decatur, GA), a provider of cameras and imaging accessories for use in...

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