Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components

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

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Edge Welded Bellows

BellowsTech (Ormond Beach, FL) offers edge welded metal bellows accumulators that are comprised of nested rippled diaphragms, and are capable of completely compressing onto themselves. They can also expand up to 25% of...

Products: Motion Control
Brushless DC Motor

Maxon Precision Motors (Fall River, MA) offers a newly designed EC16 brushless DC servo gearmotor that offers a 60° winding pattern, NdFeB high-performance magnet, and higher power output. The EC 16 is available in five...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Shock Accelerometer

Meggitt Sensing Systems (San Juan Capistrano, CA) has introduced the Endevco® model 7270AM6, a rugged high-g piezoresistive shock accelerometer with frequency response capabilities down to DC or steady state, designed...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spacers and Washers

Keystone Electronics Corp. (Astoria, NY) offers Nylon spacers and washers designed to grip the outside of a screw shank and easily slide onto screws wile assuring secured retention via the screw threads. The spacers...

STEUTE Meditech (Ridgefield, CT) has introduced an extensive range of USBcompatible, “medical-grade” foot controls. The USB interface is compatible with many single-function and...

Products: Motion Control
RF & IR Wireless Foot Controls

Linemaster Switch Corp. (Woodstock, CT) offers wireless foot switches and receivers that are now available in black. The color is available in single, twin, and triple variations. Molds are made from the same...

Products: Motion Control
One-Handed Hemostasis Valves

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) has introduced two one-handed hemostasis valves. Part number 80238 has an internal diameter that accepts up to 7 French and features a push-pull mechanism allowing a single-handed process...

Products: Motion Control
Custom Direct Drive Motor Systems

Applimotion (Loomis, CA) has introduced custom direct drive motor systems with precision encoders and bearings. An Applimotion motor kit is selected based on performance needs, and Applimotion engineers...

Products: Motion Control
Linear Slide

LM76 (East Longmeadow, MA) offers the Whispah™ Linear Slide for linear motion applications that must be non-contaminating to their environments, such as medical equipment. The linear slide is available in two sizes. The WSP1...

Products: Motion Control
Precision Linear Motor Tables

The MMG Mini-Mag line of precision linear motor tables from Dover (Westborough, MA) is now available in aluminum-based versions with an optional single phase motor to reduce controller complexity, system...

Products: Motion Control
Metric Ball Screws

Ultra Motion (Cutchogue, NY) has upgraded its linear actuator product line to include precision ground metric ball screws. Several different lead accuracies (ranging from 8 to 50 micron) and backlash specifications...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Carbide Drill

Seco Tools (Troy, MI) offers the Feedmax™ SD230A solid carbide 30xD drill in diameters ranging from 4 mm to 10 mm as standard, with 3 mm available as semi-standard. A 4-facet point geometry provides centering capability, with...

Growing obesity rates, aging populations, poor diets, and other factors have fueled a tremendous increase in the number of patients seeking gastrointestinal treatments and...

Products: Motion Control
Servo Drives

Galil Motion Control (Rocklin, CA) has introduced two multi-axis servo drives that perform sinusoidal commutation: the AMP-43540, which contains four 600 Watt servo drives, and the AMP-43640, which contains 20 Watt servo drives....

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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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