Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components

Learn about the design and testing of mechanical components in medical devices, including MEMS pressure sensors, connectors, wires, and cables.

Applications: Electronics & Computers
Robotic Exoskeleton Vastly Improves Quality of Life

Worldwide an estimated 185 million people use a wheelchair daily. A company based in Auckland, New Zealand, has developed an innovative robotic technology that helps people with mobility...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Single-Use Tubing Connector Set

Value Plastics, Fort Collins, CO, a Nordson company, introduces RQC Series tubing—a cost-effective solution for flexible tubing connections in single-use systems featuring a user friendly interface with a...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Systems and Components for Additive Manufacturing

Aerotech, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA, offers a full range of additive manufacturing motion systems and components. Aerotech manufactures its own motors, drives, and motion controllers, and offers a...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Smallest Continuous-Use Liquid Diaphragm Pump

KNF Neuberger, Inc., Trenton, NJ, announces its NF2.35 liquid micro diaphragm pump. With a flow rate of 100 ml/min at 235 PSIG, this oil-free pump draws only 10W at full load, is self-priming,...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
ECS Brushless Slotless Motor

Portescap, West Chester, PA, introduces the 22ECS brushless motor. Designed to deliver exceptional efficiency in high-speed applications, the 22ECS runs up to 30 percent cooler than similar motors, at speeds...

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, specializes in the etching, forming, heat treating, and finishing of components made from metals with superior spring characteristics. Materials include MP35N,...

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group, Wilmington, MA, introduces DriveSure™, a new panel-mount OEM brushless DC gear motor with fully integrated speed controller. DriveSure features a 51:1 control ratio and a 408-8rpm...

R&D: Sensors/Data Acquisition
R&D Roundup: September
Silver Circuits Create Conductive Fabric

Researchers at the National Physical Laboratory, Middlesex, UK, Electronics Interconnection group has developed a new method to produce conductive textiles, which could make...

Products: Medical
New Micro-Chains

Igus, East Providence, RI, has unveiled its next generation of micro-chains. E2 Micro cable carriers can be mounted to a machine in any direction. This allows the unobtrusive cable carrier to be used in horizontal, vertical,...

Products: Medical
Broad Line of Calipers

Mahr Federal Inc., Providence, RI, offers an extremely broad line of MarCal calipers for outside, inside, depth, step, and compound measurements. The line includes standard, special, and universal digital, dial, and...

Applications: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Treatment for Space Atrophy Finding Application on Earth

The lack of gravity in space reduces the mechanical loading seen by both the muscles and bones of the body, especially those related to standing and moving. The body adapts to reduced...

News: Medical
Penn State-Developed Heart Pump Sees Successful Human Testing

A team of researchers at The Pennsylvania State University Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) and Materials Science Department, University Park, have seen the Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) minimally invasive heart pump they developed between 2005 and 2011 transitioned to its...

R&D: Medical
Robotics Gain Insight from Seahorse Design

Inspired by the tail of a seahorse, which can be compressed to half its size without damage, scientists at the University of California, San Diego, are attempting to use similar engineering to create a flexible robotic gripper arm equipped with polymer muscles that could be used in medical devices. Led...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
The Pursuit of Power for Surgical Instruments

As an increasing number of patients enter the operating room, more and more orthopedic surgeons are becoming orthopedic patients themselves. According to a survey entitled “Occupational Hazards...

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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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