Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Plastic Components

Interstate Specialty Products (Sutton, MA) offers custom engineered plastic components that can be manufactured to specification in thicknesses ranging from 0.0002" to 1.0". Featuring holes from 0.010" to 0.5", with ±0.002" tolerance, and internal radii from 0.012", they can be fabricated from rubber and virtually all...

Products : Materials
Anti-Reflection Coatings

Laser Components (Hudson, NH) has introduced anti-reflection (AR) coatings for use in applications when high power has to be transmitted across optical fibers using a laser. These coatings are intended to reduce coupling losses and avoid disruptive reflections. Three types of coatings are available on a standard basis...

Products : Motion Control
Linear Positioning Stages

H2W Technologies (Santa Clarita, CA) offers linear positioning stages featuring moving magnet voice coil technology. They offer high resolution (from 50 nm) and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. They are suitable for short stroke positioning applications requiring high acceleration, high accuracy,...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Platinum-Cured Silicone Tubing

APST tubing from the AdvantaPure division of NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) is available from 0.030" to 1.000" I.D., and is manufactured from low-volatile-grade, platinum-cured silicone. It offers a hardness value of 50 Shore and temperature range of -100 °F to 400 °F.

Products : Medical
Process Analyzer

Brimrose (Sparks, MD) offers a miniature high-speed Process AOTF-NIR (Acousto-Optic Tunable Filter Near Infrared) Analyzer 7030-IP55 that performs on-line measurement. The Luminar™ 7030-IP55 can be used for real-time homogeneity monitoring and blending control process. Applications include 100% inspection of solids, gels,...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

XP Power (Sunnyvale, CA) has launched the AEF and AFM series of external AC/DC power supply units designed for portable medical equipment. The AEF series offers up to 94% efficiency in 100, 120, and 150 W models with single output covering nominal voltages of +12, +19, +24, or +48 VDC. The AEF 150 W model also offers a +36 VDC...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Medical Leads

Bioconnect (San Diego, CA), a division of RF Industries, offers replacement leads that feature DIN overmolded DIN sockets that have a positive fit with any brand of AAMI approved cables. The leads are manufactured using Santoprene® brand latex-free thermoplastic elastomer (TPE). They are available in both snap and pinch...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Vibration Isolators

Advanced Antivibration Components (New Hyde Park, NY) offers vibration isolators including silicone gel pads, sheets, silicone gel, and wire rope isolators for larger applications. Applications include medical equipment such as flow cytometers, blood analyzers, life science cameras, sensitive electronic scales, handheld...

Products : Sensors/Data Acquisition
Differential Pressure Sensor

Sensirion (Westlake Village, CA) has introduced the SDP2108-R, a sensor solution for measuring air flows in medical ventilation applications. The sensor features an extended measuring range of 0 to 3500 Pa. The sensor is fully calibrated and temperature compensated; it features a response time of 8 ms and provides an...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Common-Mode Chokes

Prem Magnetics (Johnsburg, IL) has introduced a series of common-mode chokes for reducing unwanted common-mode noise signals on a power line. The SPCM series covers inductance values ranging from 65.0 uHy to 120 mHy and current values ranging from 0.3 ADC to 30 Arms.

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Flex Assemblies

FCI (Etters, PA) has introduced the Flexible Connections(SM) series, which includes flex assemblies, fine-pitch jumpers, high-density BGA-based flex assemblies, and rigid flexes using press-fit backplane connectors. Signal routing is contained in flat “2D” spaces to improve ventilation, and natural mechanical forgiveness of...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Electronic Valves

The EW Series electronic valves from Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) feature wire leads out of the top of the valve and are available in 2-way or 3-way, normally closed or fully ported. The series offers flexibility in design with its in-line or manifold mount options, and choice of several DC voltages. The...

Products : Medical
Image Processing Solution

National Instruments (Austin, TX) has introduced the NI 1483 Camera Link adapter module in combination with the NI FlexRIO field-programmable gate array (FPGA) board, offering a solution for embedding vision and control algorithms directly on FPGAs. Users can process and analyze an image in real time with little or no...

Products : Medical
Radiation Sterilization Process Indicator

Akron Coating and Adhesives (Akron, OH) offers the ACA60-140, a radiation sterilization process indicator that changes color at 25 kGy of gamma radiation and is suitable for use with the sterilization of medical devices. The labels reveal the extent of radiation exposure to the product, changing from a...

Features : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Human Factors Engineering in the Design of Surgical Instruments

In July 2010, the FDA released a warning on a number of fibrin-based bleeding control products that were demonstrated to cause air embolisms in patients when used improperly during surgery. The article reported that the embolisms, though rare, could be caused by the clinician using...

Features : Medical
Lasers Deliver a Bright Future for Diagnostics

Biophotonics, the interaction between light and biological material, serves as the basis for various medical applications. The following research efforts and technologies highlight some ways in which medical lasers and biophotonics continue to contribute to the refinement of diagnostics and...

Features : Medical
Express Testing Makes for More Effective Vet Visit

From “man’s best friend” to the exotic mammals and reptiles that grace the grounds of a zoo, recent improvements in wellness and prevention care are leading to longer and healthier lives for animals, as well as fewer trips to the veterinary office.

Features : Software
Keeping Hearts Pumping

An estimated one million people worldwide have heart conditions that would benefit from a heart transplant. However, the number of donor hearts available is extremely limited, with fewer than 3,000 total transplants performed each year in the United States. Fortunately, for people with such heart problems, a unique...

Features : Medical
'Mindshift' Biofeedback Gaming Technology

The gamer's quest is for reality, but there are limits when an animated, armored man is shooting at a banshee flying at him at simulated warp speed on a video screen; or a caricature of an athlete is trying to hit a light that represents a ball that can curve in ways that defy physics.

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Diaphragm Dosing Pumps

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) has introduced the FEM 1.02 and FEM 1.09 diaphragm dosing pumps for liquids that integrate simple 2-phase stepper motors. An optional and adaptable control module can be integrated into any system to expand control potential and suit particular application requirements. Typical applications...

Products : Motion Control
Low-Profile Foot Control

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) has introduced the FEM 1.02 and FEM 1.09 diaphragm dosing pumps for liquids that integrate simple 2-phase stepper motors. An optional and adaptable control module can be integrated into any system to expand control potential and suit particular application requirements. Typical applications...

Products : Medical
Thermally Bonded Tubing

NewAge Industries (Southampton, PA) has introduced Hot Bond thermally bonded tubing. The Hot Bond process joins lengths of reinforced and unreinforced tubing of similar material using heat instead of leachable adhesives or solvents. Four types of Hot Bond exist: permanent bond, strippable bond, skip bond, and electric hot...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Laser Diode Driver

The WLD3343 general-purpose laser diode driver from Wavelength Electronics (Bozeman, MT) provides up to 3 A output in a compact 14-pin DIP package. It is suitable for a variety of electro-optical instrumentation, including spectrometers and medical diagnostic equipment. The upgraded WLD3343 is available in five models: the...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Power Supplies

Emerson Network Power (Carlsbad, CA) offers the NPS20-M series open-frame power supplies, feature a 2” × 4” footprint and a height of 1”. The series supports up to 25 W with convection cooling and up to 40 W with forced air cooling. Under normal operating conditions, the power supplies require less than 49 W of input power...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Compact DC Motors

AMETEK Technical & Industrial Products (Kent, OH) offers compact Pittman® slotless brushless DC motors for medical device applications that require high efficiency and power with minimal heat, EMI, vibration, and noise. They are sized for use in handheld or small medical devices. Motor diameters range from 0.375” to 1.1”....

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Cable, Wire, and Tubing

Alpha Wire (Elizabeth, NJ) offers a cable, wire, and tubing solution set for the medical device market. It is suitable for applications in diagnostic equipment such as MRI and CAT scanners, laboratory equipment, and other noninvasive testing and treatment equipment. Xtra-Guard® 1 cables feature tough PVC insulation and...

Products : Materials
PTFE Medical Device Coating

Boyd Coatings Research Co. (Hudson, MA) has introduced a proprietary formulation of PTFE medical device coating. The CRC 7000 series is suitable for medical applications such as guidewires and other device components that require high-temperature resistance, low coefficient of friction, and non-thrombogenicity. This...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Imaging Solution

Toshiba Teli America (Irvine, CA) offers a medical imaging solution based on the ilS-BF4 SmartDragon™ FireWire-B (IEEE1394.b) processor that can connect and simultaneously receive data from up to four Toshiba Teli CSFS20CC2 FireDragon™ color cameras. The solution combines the FireDragon cameras and the SmartDragon processor...

Products : Software
Track-and-Trace Software

Cognex (Natick, MA) has introduced In-Sight® Track & Trace, an add-on software package for In-Sight vision systems. The software delivers a ready-to-deploy data capture and verification solution designed to help achieve unit-level product traceability. It combines Cognex code reading and verification software with a...

Products : Electronics & Computers
Product Literature

Keystone Electronics (Astoria, NY) offers more than 125 new products designed for use with SMT or THM applications in a 16-page supplement. The supplement offers battery hardware, contacts, clips, holders, and retainers for coin cell and button cell batteries; new, multi-use fuse holders and clips for mini and standard auto...

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