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Miniaturized, Portable Sensors Monitor Metabolic Health
Miniaturized, Portable Sensors Monitor Metabolic Health

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On Earth, gravity might weigh you down, but it also builds you up. For astronauts working in space for long durations, the weightless environment can cause a...

Miniaturized, Portable Sensors Monitor Metabolic Health
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Creating More Durable Joint Implants
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Natural joints can wear out due to daily stress and body movement, so you would expect that an artificial joint replacement would be the answer. However, even the best artificial joints can undergo wear, and wear particles can trigger unwanted immune reactions, making it necessary to...

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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: EnerChip Batteries for Wearable Technology

Cymbet Corporation, Elk River, MN, has introduced EnerChip™ rechargeable solid state batteries for various Wearable Technology (WT) and Internet of Things (IoT) devices. EnerChip chip-scale batteries are completely solid state and fabricated using semiconductor processes. The...

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Lexium MDrive PROFINET

Schneider Electric Motion USA, Marlborough, CT, announces that its new Lexium MDrive integrated motor-drive-controller-encoder systems are networkable with PROFINET IO for industrial automation applications. Compact, robust Lexium MDrive high torque stepper motors are integrated easily into new or existing systems with...

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P760 Series Disc Magnet Motor

Portescap, West Chester, PA, introduces the P760 series disc magnet motor, which outperforms standard Brushless DC motors in various applications. The unique thin disc magnet motor has been optimized to deliver high torque and acceleration up to 5,000 rpm. Its performance combines Disc Magnet technology with an...

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Model 55 Compact Pressure Regulator

Rotork Fairchild, Winston-Salem, NC, announces its Model 55 Pressure Regulator featuring a non-rising stem within a small footprint design that delivers high-precision control in a lightweight, compact package. Manufactured entirely from polymer and stainless steel, the Model 55 offers compatibility with...

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Bidirectional Electronic Valves

Clippard Instrument Laboratory, Cincinnati, OH, introduces Minimatic® electronic valves, precision-built two-way control valves that utilize a unique, patented valving principle. With a cycle life of over a billion, a solid, compact design, and extremely high flow rates, these valves are suitable for...

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New SD and SD-C Series TVS Diodes

Littelfuse, Chicago, IL, announces the SD and SD-C Series 450W Discrete Unidirectional and Bidirectional TVS Diodes, which are ideal for replacing multilayer varistors in low speed and DC applications, as they can safely absorb repetitive electrostatic discharge strikes at ±30kV without performance degradation...

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Expanded HS Series of Heat Sinks

Crydom, San Diego, CA, introduces four new Heat Sinks designed specifically for use with single, dual, and three-phase Solid State Relays. The new models, rated at 0.25, 0.36. 0.7, and 1.0 degrees C per watt, expand the existing series of heat sinks with ratings from 0.5 to 5.0 degrees C per watt.

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VCA Developer’s Kit

BEI Kimco Magnetics, Vista, CA, introduces the Voice Coil Actuators (VCA) Developer’s Kit, the first of its kind in the market. The self-contained kit includes a VCA with a built-in feedback sensor and a programmable controller with MotionLab Software that runs on the user’s local PC. Applications include actuation,...

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STRATO-Apex574 Coordinate Measuring Machine

Mitutoyo America Corporation, Aurora, IL, announces the new STRATO-Apex574 Coordinate Measuring Machine, a compact bridge-type design featuring accuracy as low as 0.7μm. It utilizes a 0.05μm resolution scale and temperature range of 18 to 22C°. This CMM is ideal for manufacturers who produce...

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Motion System Selector

MICROMO, Clearwater, FL, has launched its Motion System Selector™, a powerful, interactive parametric search tool that helps OEMs and design engineers quickly and easily specify and analyze hundreds of thousands of different micro motor systems and purchase them. It features real-time simulations of performance and...

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Radiopaque Clad Wires

Anomet Products, Inc., Shrewsbury, MA, introduces custom manufactured clad composite wire, an effective alternative to solid wires with marker bands to improve the visibility of implantable devices. Radiopaque Clad Wires allow OEMs to specify the radiopaque alloys and cladding thickness best suited for their product, and...

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Ethernet 48-Channel Digital I/O Module

ACCES I/O Products, Inc., San Diego, CA, has released a new addition to its Ethernet family of products—Model ETH-DIO-48, designed for compact control and monitoring applications. This product features 48 or 24 industrial strength TTL digital I/O lines and is an ideal solution for adding portable,...

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Single Channel Analog-to-Digital Converter

Mouser Electronics, Inc., Mansfield, TX, is the first to ship the new MAX11905 Single Channel SAR Analog-to-Digital Converter from Maxim Integrated, a 20-bit Successive Approximation Register Analog to Digital Converter (ADC). At 1.6 million samples per second, it is the industry’s fastest 20-bit ADC,...

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Series IO Ultrasonic Sensors

Pepperl+Fuchs, Twinsburg, OH, introduced Series IO Ultrasonic Sensors, which establish a new level of versatility and convenience with simple pushbutton programming. Pushbutton programming provides fast and easy onsite sensor parameterization without requiring any software. IO ultrasonic sensors have UL, CSA, and CCC...

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iPORT CL-U3 External Frame Grabber

Pleora Technologies, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, has launched the first product that transforms Camera Link® cameras into USB3 Vision™ cameras. With the iPORT CL-U3 External Frame Grabber, designers can cut costs, improve usability, and reduce complexity of vision systems by treating Camera Link...

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FlexVIA-Plus™ Plasma Treatment System

Nordson MARCH, Concord, CA, introduced its new FlexVIA-Plus™ Plasma Treatment System that delivers single-stage plasma processing, including etch-back and desmear, of up to 30 panels per cycle, for the manufacture of flexible electronic PCBs and substrates. The system’s advanced horizontal electrode...

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D/A Converter in FMC Format

VadaTech, Henderson, NV, announced a Digital-to-Analog Converter in the FPGA Mezzanine Card (FMC) format. The FMC223 high-speed converter offers 14-bit at 2.5 Giga samples per second, and features a TRIG Out, CLK In, and Analog Out, along with a Multi-IO LVDS connector and status LEDs on the front panel.

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FISO Optical Pressure Measurement System

Harvard Apparatus, Holliston, MA, has launched the FISO Optical Pressure Measurement System. These sensors are ideal for in vivo and ex vivo applications, such as blood pressure measurements, LVP measurement in isolated heart preparation, and cannula or tubing pressure measurements. They are...

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Universal Carrier Fluid

MicroCare Medical, New Britain, CT, introduced its Universal Carrier Fluid, a custom-formulated, carrier fluid optimized to dilute and apply medical grade polydimethylsiloxane liquids to medical devices. The fluid is nonflammable with good solubility and excellent materials compatibility, which makes it an ideal drop-in...

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RFID Adhesive

DELO® Industrial Adhesives, Windach, Germany, has developed a new anisotropic conductive DELOMONOPOX® AC245 adhesive for the reliable bonding of RFID chips and antennas. It transmits electrical signals reliably, gives high long-term die shear strength, enables efficient production as it can be jetted, and is...

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maxon X Drives Family Expanded

maxon precision motors, inc., Fall River, MA, announces two new motor sizes and new GPX gearheads. The new 16mm DCX 16 S is available with precious metal and graphite brushes and can be combined with the new GPX 16 planetary gearhead. The 32mm DCX 32 L is also available with graphite brushes and can be combined...

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Second Generation 360° Sensor

PIHER Sensors and Controls S. A. – North America, Newport Beach, CA, introduces its second generation non-contacting PSC-360 Hall effect rotary position sensor featuring an integral six-pin mating connector. The new magnetic sensor package eliminates the need for wire harnesses and a separate mating...

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New CNC Innovations

FANUC America Corporation, Rochester Hills, MI, introduces CNC innovations for enhanced CNC functionality including the introduction of the new Series 0i-F CNC with new commonality of design and 15" display option, a new CNC platform with built in Bluetooth technology, and digital servo adapter with new EtherCAT...

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TECHSPEC Plano-Convex Lenses

Edmund Optics, Inc., Barrington, NJ, announces TECHSPEC® Calcium Fluoride Plano-Convex Lenses featuring a low index of refraction, high laser damage threshold, and low axial and radial-stress birefringence, ideal for use with Excimer lasers or for integration into IR systems. These lenses are available in...

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PuRight Enhanced Stainless Steel

Ham-Let USA, Inc., Sugar Land, TX, launched PuRight™, a new, enhanced version of stainless steel 316L material that offers, lower inclusion content, low carbon content for enhanced welding, and low sulfur content for enhanced electro-polishing and better corrosion resistance, making it beneficial for use in...

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Direct Metal Laser-Sintering System

EOS of North America, Inc., Novi, MI, introduces its brand-new EOS M 290 system, designed for the tool-free production of high-quality serial components, spare parts, and prototypes. With a build volume of 250mm x 250mm x 325mm, the EOS M 290 permits flexible and economic manufacturing of metal components.

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Flame-Retardant Medical-Grade TPU

The Lubrizol Corp oration, Wickliffe, OH, has created a new medical-grade thermoplastic polyurethane (TPU) that can help reduce the spread of fire in medical environments. This marks the first time that a medical-grade TPU offers flame-retardant properties. It is ideal for equipment that has direct contact with...

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Loctite Adhesive Sourcebook

Henkel Corporation, Rocky Hill, CT, announces its updated Loctite® Adhesive Sourcebook including the latest adhesive, sealant, lubricant, coating, and dispensing/curing equipment technologies. Available in print and online as an e-catalog, the new Sourcebook features more than 1,500 products for industrial...

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