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: Motion Control
Linear Rail Platform

Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions (Waterbury, CT) has introduced the Kerk® RGS/RGW linear rail platform, now including a 180° folded-over motorized design that allows for a small footprint linear actuator system. The...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Magnetic Reed Switches

Standex Electronics (Cincinnati, OH) offers a range of microminiature magnetic reed switches suitable for hearing aids, pill cams, bone shavers, and other surgical and medical devices. Custom components are also...

Medical equipment and devices must be designed with rigorous standards to function in environments where patient safety and product reliability are critical. Today, there is...

Wireless foot switches for the control of medical devices are gaining acceptance and growing in popularity — prompting OEMs to design medical equipment for use with a wireless foot switch or to...

Products: Motion Control
Variable Frequency Drive System

The Eazy Series Variable Frequency Drive system from Amtech Drives (Atlanta, GA) is designed to precisely manage the electrical current for ultra high-speed motors and spindles. It utilizes a proprietary PWM sinusoidal waveform and provides control and protection to AC induction motors in the 40 to 1875 horsepower...

Products: Motion Control
Multi-Axis Control Motherboard

The EPOS2 36/2 motherboard from Maxon Precision Motors (Fall River, MA) gives the designer either a standalone multi-axis motor controller or one that can be integrated into the final product as a sub board....

Products: Motion Control
Positioning Platform

Dover (Westborough, MA) offers the Airglide LED Wafer System, now available in a wide base version for additional stiffness and support for larger payloads up to 50 kg, over travels up to 1 full meter. This positioning solution is designed for stepping or scanning applications, and is suitable for laser processing of LED or...

Products: Medical
Pumphead

Watson-Marlow Pumps Group (Wilmington, MA) offers the 114D pumphead, suitable for multiple individual pumphead installations. The single channel 114 measures 64 × 64 × 41 mm. It features four rollers for reduced pulsation, and...

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...

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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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