Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components

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

Features : Medical
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 Facing Orthopedic Surgeons,” featured in the March 2012 issue of The American Journal of Orthopedics,...

Features : Materials
Valve Selection for Disposable Devices: Beyond the Specifications

Valves are critical components of many disposable medical devices. They are responsible for controlling the movement of fluid, which could be a pharmaceutical or nutritional product, saline solution, blood, or other fluid. Almost all liquids must pass through a valve before...

Products : Motion Control
MICRO MOTOR AND GEARHEAD

Maxon Motor, Fall River, MA, introduces the EC4, a 4 mm diameter brushless DC motor and gearhead. Maxon increased the performance of this tiny motor using the latest winding technology along with the most powerful magnets available. This motor is available in two lengths; short version with 0.5 W nominal power, or long...

Products : Medical
NEW BOBBIN DESIGN FOR BRAIDING

Fort Wayne Metals, Ft. Wayne, IN, announces its Endura™ bobbin designed for braiding applications. Endura bobbins are designed to reduce snags and breaks to significantly increase efficiency and uptime for manufacturers. Its angled flange helps prevent wire pile-up during spooling and minimize wire contact, and...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
STM24 MOTOR + DRIVE WITH ETHERNET

Applied Motion Products, Watsonville, CA, has introduced six new STM24 integrated drive+motors, which provide 60% more torque than size 23 motors but still mount like a NEMA23. The new models sport 100 MBit Ethernet. Control modes include pulse/ direction, velocity, streaming commands and stored programs....

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
EBP 5672 Collet Chuck

Seco Tools, Troy, MI, a provider of metal cutting solutions for milling, turning, holemaking, and toolholding, debuted the company’s new EBP 5672 collet chuck for high precision machining. The new collet chuck combines the accuracy of shrink-fit and hydraulic chucks with the flexibility of a collet chuck for reduced run...

Products : Medical
2013 Qosina Catalog

Qosina, Edgewood, NY, has released a new 836-page catalog featuring full-scale photographs of thousands of stock components for the medical OEM, kit packer, and pharmaceutical industries, offering free samples, low minimums, and Just-in-Time delivery. The vast product range, along with complimentary samples, makes Qosina the...

Features : Medical
Early Team Integration Leads to Market Success

Developing a medical device requires sensitivity to the delicate balance between usefulness, usability, desirability, and manufacturability. Every medical device must be useful (meet a need) and usable (easy to understand and manipulate properly) in order to gain regulatory approval. The elements of...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
EMI/RFI Shielding Solutions Catalog

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, has released a new interactive PDF version of its 2013 catalog offering standard and custom EMI/RFI shielding product lines in an easy-to-use format that lets the user click from page to page and download drawings of selected products. The 52-page catalog features to-scale...

Features : Motion Control
Rovers Pave the Way for Hospital Robots

Before Curiosity came the Mars Exploration Rovers, Spirit and Opportunity. Before Spirit and Opportunity, came Pathfinder and Sojourner. Before Pathfinder and Sojourner, the Mars Global Surveyor, and before the Mars Global Surveyor, the Viking landers. Over the years, a host of Mars missions and programs...

News : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Standardizing Measurements for MEMS

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has introduced a long-awaited measurement tool to help device designers, manufacturers, and customers to see eye to eye on eight dimensional and material property measurements that are key to device performance.

MEMS, once considered a stepchild...

News : Robotics, Automation & Control
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...

Briefs : Medical
Choosing Chiller Pumps to Cool Medical Lasers

Laser systems continue to grow in application use throughout the medical industry. Applications for laser systems include diagnostic analysis systems, DNA sequencing systems, dental cleaning and surgery, skin care, eye surgery, tattoo removal, and much more. These systems commonly require cooling of...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
New Generation Pumps for Medical Applications

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 range of precise pressure settings tailors products for specific customer applications, and the pumps are...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
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 guarantees a secure, maximum gripping force even at high cycle times. Large jaw opening and compact construction...

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Bump or Tapered Tubing

Microspec has extruded bump tubing since 1990 and is recognized as an industry leader in multi-lumen bump extrusions. Bump extrusion technology has enabled designers to shrink distal dimensions while maximizing the functionality at the proximal end. Microspec led the industry with its development and introduction of micro multi-lumen bump extrusions.

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