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DIP-24 DC-DC Converters

TDK-Lambda Corporation, National City, CA, introduces the PXC-M series of DC-DC converters. Operating over a 4:1 input range, the 3W, 6W, and 10W products are enclosed in the industry standard 1.25 x 0.8 x 0.4 inch DIP-24 package. Applications include a wide variety of medical applications and battery powered equipment....

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In-House Tooling Capablities

GW Plastics/GW Silicone, Bethel, VT, has expanded its in-house Liquid Silicone Rubber tooling at its affiliate, GW Silicones. GW Silicones’ team has developed a robust LSR tooling standard to ensure that very fine details and tight tolerances are maintained for years of trouble-free production. GW has successfully...

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Ultrasonic Tube Drawing System

Sonobond Ultrasonics, West Chester, PA, announced that its Tube Drawing System and components are specially designed to accommodate manufacturers of fine metal tubing used in syringe needles, as well as for medical devices and tubing products used to transport critical fluids. The ultrasonic energy reduces...

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EB-315 Custom Epoxy

EpoxySet Inc., Lincoln, RI, has added EB-315 low thermal expansion epoxy to its line of low expansion/thermally conductive products. This versatile material can be used as an adhesive or encapsulant for semi-conductors and other microelectronics, a gasket sealing compound, wire bonder, or any application where temperature...

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Multi-Purpose Terminal Pin

Mill-Max Mfg. Corp., Oyster Bay, NY, introduces a new terminal pin, 3622-0-32- 15-00-00-03-0, suitable for use in a variety of board-to-board and wire-to-board applications. It features a compliant press-fit tail, slotted head and an additional press-fit feature on the barrel of the pin. These characteristics combine...

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Universal Temperature Sensor IC

Linear Technology Corporation, Milpitas, CA, introduces the LTC2984, a high performance digital temperature measurement IC that directly digitizes RTDs, thermocouples, thermistors, and external diodes with 0.1°C conformity and 0.001°C resolution. The LTC2984 adds EEPROM that stores user configuration data and...

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High Resolution Motion Feedback Encoders

Avago Technologies, San Jose, CA, announces a new series of high resolution 3-channel industrial-grade optical incremental encoder modules, the AEDT-981x, designed to enable a new generation of robust, high-precision motion control applications including DC servo motors, linear and rotary actuators,...

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AM801x and AM811x Servomotors

Beckhoff Automation LLC, Savage, MN, expands its AM8000 line of compact, dynamic servomotors. The new AM801x and AM811x servomotors offer a low rotor moment of inertia as well as quadruple overload capacity, adhering to the highest requirements for motion dynamics even in the smallest installation spaces. The series...

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Medical Open Frame AC/DC Power Supply

Power Partners, Inc., Hudson, MA, announces the release of its new 115 Watt medical grade open frame AC/DC power supply. The PMAM115 Series has a compact footprint with superior compliance and safety features including; BF patient contact rated, UL/EN60601-1 3rd Ed ition, Class II construction for home...

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Thermoplastic Versa Rack

Nexen Group, Inc., Vadnais Heights, MN, introduces the Versa thermoplastic rack, an alternative to traditional metal racks that delivers high corrosion resistance and durability, low maintenance requirements, medium accuracy, and load-carrying capacity at a relatively low cost point. The Versa Rack is ideal for...

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From the Editor: September 2015: As Components Shrink, Business Grows

The demand for electronics is growing exponentially. Advances in sensors, integrated circuits, and wireless communications have allowed the design of low-cost, miniature, lightweight, and intelligent devices that can sense, process, and communicate health information through...

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Piezo Mechanisms Improve Refractive Eye Surgery

Piezo motion-based precision mechanisms provide a number of features that are highly sought after in medical applications, such as lubricant-free design and sterile, ceramic actuation. Ceramics are also non-magnetic, an advantage in high-energy imaging/scanning based on strong magnetic fields.

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Medical Device Manufacturers Are Relying More on Innovation Brought to Their Doors

Budget cutbacks due to healthcare reform, hospital pricing pressures, and changes to reimbursement are limiting money funneling into the medical device R&D pipeline. Yet manufacturers are still expected to deliver high-performing, cost-saving medical devices....

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Wireless Charging and Energy Harvesting to Revolutionize Medical Implants

Semiconductor chip technology has miniaturized by leaps and bounds over the past couple of decades, enabling the modern era we live in with smartphones, tablets, and small electronic gadgets everywhere. However, battery technology, which provides the lifeblood to power...

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Today’s Changing Healthcare Demands Have Big Impact on Power Supply Design Considerations

It is clear that the medical electronics industry has entered an era of dramatic transitions that touch virtually every aspect of the business from design to marketing. As is often the case with such substantial “Big Picture” changes, it can be easy...

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World’s First New Mercury-Free Light Source for Skin Treatment

Kobe University, Kobe, Japan

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A team of scientists at the Kobe University Graduate School of Engineering and the Graduate School of Medicine has jointly developed the world’s first new mercury-free light source that produces ultraviolet radiation...

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Product of the Month: MRI-Safe Linear Position Sensor System

Micronor Inc., Newbury Park, CA, introduces the world’s first commercially-available MRI-safe linear position sensor system for OEM motion control applications. With 100μm resolution and 50μm accuracy, MR303 Linear Sensor is an ideal solution for medical, MRI, robotic, and...

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60V Synchronous Buck Controller

Intersil Corporation, Milpitas, CA, announced the first 60V synchronous buck controller able to bypass the step-down conversion stage traditionally employed in industrial applications. The ISL8117 synchronous step-down PWM controller’s low duty cycle enables direct step-down conversion from 48V to a 1V...

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EV Series Automated Dispensing System

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, introduces the EV Series Automatic Dispensing System, which delivers easy automation for precise fluid application. With DispenseMotion software, the EV Series is easy to set up and program. Its simple vision pencil camera provides a helpful on-screen preview of the...

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Fairloc Bellows Couplings

Designatronics, Inc., New Hyde Park, NY, introduces a new line of couplings. Sterling Instrument’s Miniature Fairloc® bellows couplings are zero backlash, easy to install, and correct for angular and parallel axis misalignment. Readily repositioned, the miniature couplings dampen vibration and noise making them an...

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New S. Africa Plug for Cords & Cord Sets

Interpower Group of Companies, Oskaloosa, IA, has expanded its cord set and power cord product lines with two new power cords and three new cord sets featuring the preferred configuration of the SANS 164-2 South Africa plug. These have a SANS 164-2 South Africa 16A plug with the international wiring code...

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Custom Mini Components

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics, Minneapolis, MN, announces custom miniaturized components in a broad range of materials. The company can mold miniature components for fluid delivery systems using custom blends of PEEK, polycarbonate, polysulphone, nylon, polyethylene, polypropylene, FKM, and EPDM elastomers.

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clipKIT Heat Sink Attachment

Advanced Thermal Solutions, Inc., Norwood, MA, introduces clipKIT™, a heat sink attachment system that can be used with most industry standard, off the shelf straight fin, pin fin, cross cut, or slant fin heat sinks. The new system improves on heat sink performance in thermal transfer, and vibration and shock...

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Durable Metalized Windows

Reynard Corporation, San Clemente, CA, now provides high performance metalized win dows used in a variety of applications such as windows for cryogenic storage dewars, hermetically sealed detectors, medical endoscopes, and other special configurations. The manufacturing process is a thin film coating method in which a...

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BiSlide Modular Design

Velmex, Inc., Bloomfield, NY, announces that its BiSlide positioning stage is constructed with hard coat anodized, aluminum dovetail ways, and smooth motion PTFE bearings. BiSlide assemblies have a load capacity of 300 lbs. horizontally and 100 lbs. vertically. Straight line accuracy is 0.003 inch over entire travel...

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Fluoroscopic X-ray Imaging of Devices

Glenbrook Technologies, Randolph, NJ, announces desktop fluoroscopic X-ray imaging of medical devices. Its JewelBox Ultra Compact delivers the ultimate x-ray image quality at the lowest radiation dose levels. The system’s high-resolution x-ray camera and 10-micron MicroTech™ x-ray source can provide...

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GP-1812 Workstation

Mundt & Associates, Inc., Scottsdale, AZ, announces that its basic GP-12 laser work station is configured with three axes, X, Y, and Z of servo-controlled motion. The system is expandable to 12 axes of motion as the customers’ needs change. Multiple options are available. The systems provide sophisticated and flexible...

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Specialized Centerless Grinder

Glebar Company, Ramsey, NJ, announces that a new arthroscopic shaver application, developed by Glebar for its advanced GT-610 CNC centerless grinder, is now delivering the most precise inner and outer tubes for use by orthopedic surgeons. Using the Glebar GT-610 CNC to infeed grind the shape of the inner tube,...

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PCB Vertical Card Guides

Keystone Electronics Corp., Astoria, NY, introduces a new assortment of durable nylon card guides for vertical mount circuit boards. Engineered to stack and secure printed circuit boards, these new guides install directly into an adjacent board with no need for chassis mounting. All vertical card guides employ the same...

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High Torque DC Brushless Motors

maxon precision motors, Fall River, MA, is launching its EC-i 40 DC brushless motor in a High Torque version. The iron-core internal rotor drive is available with a diameter of 40 mm and delivers up to 234 mNm of torque. The three new compact brushless DC motors are cost-effective and ideally suited for...

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