Automation & Controls

Gas, Fluid Handling, Pumps, & Valves

Learn about the growing surgical robot market. See examples of surgical robots, including autonomous and computer-assisted technologies.

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Valve Manifolds

Ethernet protocols and IO-link connectivity options are available for a valve manifold series from Norgren, Littleton, CO. The VR Series now includes Ethernet/IP, PROFINET, EtherCAT,...

Products: Medical
A robotic dispensing system and three kinds of valves.
Features: Electronics & Computers
In our 2020 Product Buyer's Guide, you'll find a list of manufacturers in more than a dozen medical-device areas.
Technology Leaders: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
One of the biggest challenges biomanufacturers face is downtime — something single-use technologies overcome.
Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
The latest benchtop dispensers provide a high degree of process control, capable of dispensing adhesives, solder pastes, and all other assembly fluids with high consistency.
Features: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Battery-powered, highly portable oxygen concentrators are a growing trend in patient mobility, but building the devices is still an engineering challenge.
Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

VAT, a manufacturer of high-end vacuum valves, is providing crucial valves needed for the production of the development of medical flow sensors. Flow sensors are...

Blog: Robotics, Automation & Control

The COVID-19 pandemic has created a crisis unlike anything the world has ever faced, and Clippard recognizes its unique role as a manufacturer of critical components and subassemblies for...

Products: Materials
Gas valves, flame-resistant polymers, robot actuators, and more.
Products: Internet of Things
IoT Prototyping Board

Renesas, Tokyo, Japan, has introduced a low-power prototyping board that will simplify and speed up product development for IoT endpoint equipment...

Products: Imaging
Software for Linux

Synopsys, Exeter, UK, has launched Simpleware Release P-2019.09. The latest version of the software includes new features and performance improvements....

Technology Leaders: Robotics, Automation & Control
Learn about 2019's stand-out manufacturers and cutting-edge applications in special metals, coatings, robotics, and more.
Technology Leaders: Medical

Biologics and personalized medicine are increasingly becoming more popular — causing the biomanufacturing industry to change. Instead of sticking to large-scale production...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Proportional Pressure Controls

Microcontrollers from Clippard, Cincinnati, OH, utilize the company’s EVP and DVP proportional valves allowing for steady, repeatable...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control
Peristaltic Fill/Finish System

Watson-Marlow Fluid Technology Group, Cornwall, UK, has unveiled a new highly accurate peristaltic fill/finish system. A wide variety of modules are available for the...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, introduces the new ValveMate™ 9000, state-of-the-art precision valve controller. The intricate microprocessor circuitry ensures the...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

The VSO® MI, a miniature proportional valve from the Precision Fluidics Division of Parker Hannifin (Hollis, NH), helps provide medical equipment manufacturers repeatable pneumatic control across various media...

Products: Medical

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) has introduced the one-handed hemostasis valve Y connector that allows independent manipulation of multiple guidewires. The one hand control lever action allows for lock and release with...

Products: Medical

Sensirion (Westlake Village, CA) has launched the digital SFM3000 mass flow meter for high-volume applications in medical devices, process automation, and burner control. The flow channel is designed to achieve a very low...

Products: Medical

Clippard Instrument Laboratory (Cincinnati, OH) has introduced the JPC Series of check valves, which works like a standard check valve, but can be operated with an air pilot signal providing for “free flow” in...

Products: Robotics, Automation & Control

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group (Wilmington, MA) offers the 400/RX1 pump for medical design and manufacturing. It is suitable for catheter washing and cooling applications requiring pressures to 100 psi or flow rates up to 80...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Since 1953, Gorman-Rupp Industries has solved unique fluid pumping problems for OEMs worldwide. GRI’s reputation and success have been built on innovative designs, customer service, and providing...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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...

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Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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Rapid Precision Prototyping Program Speeds Medtech Product Development

Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.