Mission Accomplished: Motion Control
Rovers Pave the Way for Hospital Robots

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Electrocardiogram (ECG or EKG) measurements typically involve time-consuming skin preparation, lead application, conductive gels, and even shaving of body hair. More recently, dry contact sensors...

Features: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Eight Things to Look for in a Medical Device EMS Provider

Today’s medical device OEMs live in an age of abundance: both abundant options and abundant regulatory requirements. With so many options and so many restrictions, it can be very...

The Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, Wilmington, MA, introduced a new range of 400RXMD panelmount pumps designed specifically for medical device specialists serving the surgical ablation market. A...

Products: Medical
AccuVein AV400

AccuVein Inc., Huntington, NY, announc ed the launch of the AccuVein AV400 vein illumination device to help healthcare professionals locate veins by displaying a map of the patient’s vasculature directly on the surface of...

Products: Photonics/Optics
SV300 Series of Heat Sinks for LED Modules

Ohmite Manufacturing, Arlington Heights, IL, introduces a new line of heat sinks for single LED power modules. The SV300 Series is composed of high performance, low cost, scalable heat sinks...

Cicoil, Valencia, CA, designed ultraflexible flat silicone cables are halogenfree, flame retardant, and provide premium current carrying capacity, reduced skewing effects, weight and space savings,...

Strain Measurement Devices Inc., Wallingford, CT, announces a new line of ultrasonic, air-in-water sensors for medical applications. The A230/240 air-in-water sensor is based on proprietary, digital,...

Products: Medical
VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer

Fluke Biomedical, Everett, WA, announced today the debut of its new VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer. The VT305 Gas Flow Analyzer features internal sensors, a four-button control panel, auto-orienting color LCD screen, and...

TandD Corporation, Saratoga Springs, NY, has introduced the RTR-574-H, a Wireless 4 Channel Logger that monitors illuminance, ultraviolet, temperature, and humidity, and achieves a temperature measurement...

Applimotion, Inc., Loomis, CA, scales its LARC motors (Linear Arc) for large diameter applications greater than 1 meter diameter. The modular nature of these motors allows them to integrate...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
CADD-Solis VIP Ambulatory Infusion System

Smiths Medical, St. Paul, MN, received 510(k) clearance from the FDA to launch its CADD®-Solis VIP ambulatory infusion system with CADD™-Solis medication safety software. It is a multi-therapy...

Products: Photonics/Optics
Pre-Mounted Fluorescence Filter Cubes

Edmund Optics, Barrington, NJ, introduces new TECHSPEC® Pre-Mounted Fluorescence Filter Cubes. These fluorescence filter cubes easily integrate into Olympus and Nikon microscopes for use in a range of...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Robust Gripper with High Sprue Control

FIPA, Cary, NC, now offers a new Sprue Gripper GR04.101A for the removal of injection-molded parts. It identifies work pieces with high reliability, regardless of the position of the sprue, and...

Products: Electronics & Computers
RIO-47300 Pocket PLC

Galil Motion Control, Rocklin, CA, announced the latest product in its RIO Pocket PLC Series, the RIO- 47300, which includes more I/O, screw terminals, and two Ethernet ports, which allow management of an unlimited...

Products: Electronics & Computers
New Digital Position Sensor

Measurement Specialties, Hampton, VA, a global manufacturer in sensorbased measuring of pressure/force, position, vibration, temperature, humidity and fluid properties, has released the KMA36, a digital position...

PITTMAN Motors, Harleysville, PA, a unit of AMETEK Precision Motion Control, has introduced configurable 3D CAD model downloads for its entire offering of brushless DC motors. The 3D model...

Products: Medical
High Performance QFP Socket

Ironwood Electronics, Eagan, MN, introduced a new high performance QFP socket for 0.4mm pitch 128 pin QFP. The SG-QFE- 7011 socket is designed for 14mm x 14mm x 1.6mm package size with 16mm x 16mm lead tip to tip...

Products: Electronics & Computers
PMP135 Series of AC/DC Power Supplies

The PMP135 Series of AC/DC power supplies from PROTEK Power, Hudson, MA, offer 135 watts of performance packed design and are compliant to UL60601-1 and EN60101-1 3rd Edition medical safety standards....

Products: Electronics & Computers
RNV14 High Voltage Metal Film Resistor

The RNV14 from Stackpole Electronics Inc., Raleigh, NC, is a ¼ watt high voltage metal film resistor with a maximum working voltage of 1,600 volts DC, 1,150 AC. It can withstand thousands of surges of...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
TwinTech Casters for Medical Equipment

The Revvo Caster Company, Inc., West Seneca, NY, introduced its new TwinTech Ultimate Solus casters designed for a wide range of medical equipment. The Solus is a twinwheel, threaded-stem caster built...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Resins for Medical Equipment Housings

Styron, Berwyn, PA, introduces new resins for medical equipment enclosures, which can be used with all types of therapeutic and diagnostic equipment applications. The EMERGE™ PC/ABS 7700 Advance Resins...

Products: Software
3D Scanning Software

Following the recent release of its fastest 3D scanhead to date, ShapeGrabber, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, announced the release of its ShapeGrabber Software v.7, which encompasses a wide range of features, APIs, and tools...

MC Machinery Systems, Inc., Wood Dale, IL, presents the new Mitsubishi MV2400-S Advance Wire EDM, a wire EDM developed for the medical industry featuring the M700 series control with 15" touch screen, and...

Global Innovations: Electronics & Computers
Creating Cathodes for Air-Breathing Biobatteries
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From the Editor: Medical
From the Editor — A Tale of Three Patients

In the same week in late March, three friends/family of mine entered three different hospitals in three different states. Their illnesses were very different and had varied results.

Mission Accomplished: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Dry Electrodes Facilitate Remote Health Monitoring

You wouldn’t find a big bowl of spaghetti served on the International Space Station (ISS). In microgravity, it would be a complete mess. There is, however, something like spaghetti on the...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
3D Rehearsal Platform Aids Complex Neurosurgeries

For a patient experiencing a brain aneurysm, every second in the operating room counts in quickly and successfully clipping the aneurysm to stop blood flow and prevent permanent damage....

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

Understanding power system components and how to connect them correctly is critical to meeting regulatory requirements and designing successful electrical products for worldwide markets. Interpower’s Ralph Bright defines these requirements and explains how to know which cord to select for your application.

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