Testing Software

L.S. Starrett, Athol, MA, has introduced a flexible selection architecture that enables the range of Starrett force and material testing software programs to be compatible with its different test frame series. This interchangeable system architecture increases application versatility, providing users a wider range of solution options from basic to advanced, for their specific force and material testing needs. Starrett L2, S2, L2 Plus, and L3 software packages are now compatible and interchangeable with all Starrett Frame/Stands Series (FMM, FMS, FMD, MMS, MMD). L1 and S1 software is compatible with FMM Series Frames. MD&M West, Booth 4530

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Linear Voice Coil Motor

Moticont, Van Nuys, CA, has added two new linear DC motors to its series of linear voice coil motors (LVCM). Each motor is 2 in. (50.8 mm) in diameter, and the housings are 5 in. (127.0 mm) long. The brushless voice coil motors are efficient, high acceleration/deceleration, low inertia, clean, zero cogging motors, making them ideal for medical and pharmaceutical applications. Other uses include sorting, packaging, sampling, work holding, and clamping, laser machining and drilling, scanning laser beam steering and filtering, and wafer handling.

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Position Switches

ZF Electronic Systems, Pleasant Prairie, WI, offers Steute’s family of positive-break contact position switches. Units are available with a choice of 10 rotatable (4 × 90°) actuator styles. Each features a rugged fiberglass-reinforced thermoplastic housing, an operating rate of 1800 cycles/hour, and compliance to IP65 and cCSAus requirements. Typical applications include packaging and assembly equipment. MD&M West, Booth 1173

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Computer-on-Module

Congatec, San Diego, CA, has introduced a new SMARC 2.0 computer-on-module with Arm Cortex-A53 based NXP Semiconductors i.MX 8M Nano processor. The conga-SMX8-Nano defines a new low-end performance class for SMARC. With its ultra-low power graphics capabilities as well as its limited number of carefully selected I/Os, the new NXP i.MX 8M Mini compatible NXP i.MX 8M Nano processor targets low-cost application areas. Only up to 2 W is needed for the logic of a mobile handheld device. Engineers can also turn a complex medical user interface with various mechanical buttons into an intuitive touch based and easy to use GUI.

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Pumps

Nordson ASYMTEK, Carlsbad, CA, has introduced a series of pumps that incorporate progressive cavity pump technology in a fully integrated dispensing system solution, complete with process controls for mass flow control and a patent-pending Automated Ratio Control (ARC™) system for mixing two-component fluids. Three unique pump families in the Vortik series — VPs, VPm, and VPg — are based up general volume ranges, and each includes models for dispensing one-component (1K) and two-component (2K) fluids. ASYMTEK’s unique ARC™ technology (patent pending) in Fluidmove® software takes the guesswork out of setup to ensure accurate mixing ratios of the 2K materials.

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Tubing

Watson Marlow FTG, Wilmington, MA, has released a new tubing that offers extended lifespan and steady flow consistency, overcoming the technical challenges associated with continuous bioprocessing. The results of a recent study demonstrate that PureWeld XL provides significantly longer peristaltic pump life and sustainable flow rate delivery when compared with competing TPE (thermoplastic elastomer) tubing. It showed a lifetime of 293 hours and maintained a constant flow throughout its lifespan. MD&M West, Booth 2066

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Wound-Care Adhesives

Avery Dennison Medical, Dusseldorf, Germany, has released new private label wound-care solutions designed for use by medical device original equipment manufacturers (OEM). The five-layer silicone foam border dressing is designed to manage moderate to high wound exudate and features a PU foam and super-absorbent fiber composite pad. The product is breathable, offers gentle adhesion to the skin, and maintains a moist wound-healing environment. MD&M West, Booth 1258

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Additive Manufacturing Software

An additive manufacturing capability is available in hyperMILL® CAM software from OPEN MIND Technologies, Needham, MA. The hyperMILL® software together with additive manufacturing also provides efficient hybrid processing with simultaneous additive and subtractive processing on one machine. For highly complex 5-axis simultaneous processing, hyperMILL® additive manufacturing enables an array of flexible options for directed energy deposition processes (DED) and wire arc additive manufacturing (WAAM). Both laser-based powder nozzle machining heads and WAAM can be controlled using hyperMILL® additive manufacturing for selective material deposition, as well as conveniently programmed and automatically simulated for collision avoidance.

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