Products : Medical
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...

Global Innovations : Medical
Creating More Durable Joint Implants
Empa Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, Duebendorf, Switzerland
www.empa.ch

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...

From the Editor : Medical
From the Editor: August 2014

Remember when you were a child and broke your arm and had to wear a heavy, hot plaster cast in the Summer? Your arm felt heavy and itchy, your muscles atrophied, you had to wear a plastic bag over your cast to shower, and, after a couple of weeks, the cotton padding inside stunk. The only good thing about it, besides...

Mission Accomplished : Medical
Miniaturized, Portable Sensors Monitor Metabolic Health

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 host of detrimental health effects, such as a loss of bone and muscle mass. Another side effect is cardiovascular deconditioning.

Features : Medical
Designing for Success with Molded Silicone Components

This article discusses ways to set up new projects for success and covers ideas for material selection, dimension and tolerance, and critical feature selection. Designing a silicone component can be a challenge when trying to balance design for manufacturability and the optimum design for end...

Features : Medical
Vision Standards Make the Cut for Medical Imaging

From image-guided surgery to vision-equipped service robots, real-time video is enabling new levels of precision and treatment while driving fundamental changes in how healthcare services are delivered. However, as medical imaging applications multiply and systems become more complex, designers...

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PRODUCT OF THE MONTH: World’s First 3D Printable Bearing Material Filament

igus, Inc., East Providence, RI, introduces the world’s first plastic filament for 3D printers enhanced with tribological, or low friction, properties. The material, 50 times more resistant to wear and abrasion than conventional 3D printer materials, is ideally suited...

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Stent Measuring Machines

Werth, Inc., Old Saybrook, CT, announces that its Video-Check® 400 and ScopeCheck 400 universal multi-sensor coordinate measuring machines combine optical and tactile coordinate measuring with a special transmitted light system and a high precision rotary axis or rotary/tilting axis. The angles of the mesh...

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Integrated XY Ball-Screw Stage

Aerotech, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, announces that its PlanarSL mechanical bearing, ball-screw-driven XY stages offer exceptional performance in a cost-sensitive, low-profile package. Combining two axes of motion in a compact package, the PlanarSL comes standard with a precision-ground and preloaded ball screw...

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Accessory Kits for Laser Welding

Miyachi America Corporation, Monrovia, CA, announces the availability of a wide range of accessories and customized accessory kits specifically selected to work with its laser welding and marking, reflow soldering and bonding, and resistance welding equipment. Available laser-based system accessories include...

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Citizen L20XII Swiss-Type Lathe

Marubeni Citizen-Cincom Inc., Allendale, NJ, introduces a new level in the Cincom L Series Innovation lineup, the L20 Type XII Swiss-type lathe with new B-axis controllable rotary tools, which allows drilling and milling of angled features and contours without retooling or resetting, and a total range of 135°....

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Enhanced Fiber Optic Position Sensor

Micronor Inc., Newbury Park, CA, announces its MR330 series Fiber Optic Absolute Position Sensor System now features 14-bit single-turn resolution. Its enhanced performance is accomplished via improved electronics and a new firmware-based algorithm update to the MR330-1 SSI Controller Module which is...

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