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
Ultra-Miniature Rotary Position Sensor

Piher International (Libertyville, IL) offers the non-contacting MTS 360 SMD rotary position sensor, suitable for optical imaging stabilization and precision biomedical devices. The MTS combines a...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Tube Securing Device

The Burn Center, located in the Brooke Army Medical Center, receives approximately 300 burn patients each year. Often, these patients have problems breathing on their own due to scorched esophagi, damaged airways...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring-Loaded Connectors

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) has introduced the 829 series of single-row, right-angle strips for applications calling for a spring-loaded connection that lies parallel to the PC board. This low-profile, right-angle...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Crystal Oscillator

The PLXO-250 connectorized phase-locked crystal oscillator from EM Research (Reno, NV) operates at 250 MHz in a miniature connectorized package (1.5" × 0.6"). It features low spurs (-70 dBc), low harmonics (-50 dBc) and...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Quiet-Operation Solenoid Valve

The Lee Company (Westbrook, CT) has introduced the Quiet Operation High Density Interface (HDI) Solenoid Valve to improve patient comfort by reducing actuation noise by 50 percent. A typical solenoid valve has...

Products: Motion Control
Closed-Loop Linear Motion Module

New Scale Technologies (Victor, NY) has introduced the miniature M3-L closed-loop linear motion module, featuring 0.5 micron position resolution and a total package size of less than 27.5 × 13 × 7.5 mm. It...

Products: Motion Control
Diaphragm Pumps

KNF LABOPORT® Filtration Series diaphragm pumps from KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) are suitable for a range of applications in the lab, including flask filtration, vacuum blotting, vacuum manifold, and vacuum dessication. They...

Products: Motion Control
Rocker-Style Medical Foot Control

STEUTE Meditech (Ridgefield, CT) has introduced the dual-function, Series WF-MED rocker-style foot-operated control for medical equipment. Optional design features include reed contact or microswitch digital...

The CRW® stereotactic system, first released in 1988, was recently updated to focus on decreasing the steps to assemble the system while maintaining ±0.5 mm accuracy. This...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Spring-Loaded Connectors

Mill-Max (Oyster Bay, NY) offers high-density, 0.050" pitch through-hole and surface mount spring-loaded connectors (SLC) available in single and double-row strip packaging. Series 854-22-0XX-10-001101 and...

Products: Electronics & Computers
Rugged Connectors

CONEC (Garner, NC) offers water-resistant D-sub series of connectors for medical equipment applications. The IP67-rated solid-body D-sub connector has a silicone O-ring panel seal for a watertight connection. Gold-plated...

Products: Motion Control
Servo Motors

Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) has introduced AKM™ 8 servo motors as part of the AKM motor series, which offers 8 frame sizes, 28 frame/stack combinations, and 112 “standard” windings. The AKM8 is available in two standard...

Products: Motion Control
Medical-Grade Foot Controls

STEUTE Meditech (Ridgefield, CT) offers “medical-grade” foot controls that meet relevant IEC 60601, MDD (93/42/EEC), UL, and CSA standards. Optional design features include custom housings/colors/icons,...

Products: Motion Control
Miniaturized Positioning Controller

Maxon Precision Motors (Fall River, MA) has introduced the EPOS2 24/2 miniaturized positioning controller for commanding and controlling in the CANopen network. USB and RS232 are available as further...

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