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
Magnetic Drive Pumps

Gorman-Rupp Industries (Belville, OH) has introduced the Integrity Series of integrated magnetic drive pumps. The pump’s components are integrated into a compact design, featuring the impeller assembly as the only moving part. It eliminates the need for motor bearings and offers low power consumption and quiet operation...

Products : Motion Control
Linear Positioning Stages

H2W Technologies (Santa Clarita, CA) offers linear positioning stages featuring moving magnet voice coil technology. They offer high resolution (from 50 nm) and can be mounted horizontally or vertically. They are suitable for short stroke positioning applications requiring high acceleration, high accuracy,...

Briefs : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Retractor System for Abdominal Surgery

Adjusting abdominal clamps to open up a larger operating field during surgery typically requires the use of two hands: one hand to unscrew the clamp, and the other hand to pull the clamp to increase the operating field. Furthermore, one hand has to retain the clamp in position while the other is used to...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Diaphragm Dosing Pumps

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) has introduced the FEM 1.02 and FEM 1.09 diaphragm dosing pumps for liquids that integrate simple 2-phase stepper motors. An optional and adaptable control module can be integrated into any system to expand control potential and suit particular application requirements. Typical applications...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Zero Insertion Force Connectors

Zero insertion force (ZIF) connectors from ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) utilize a landed contact system and feature no connector engagement force; the only wear on the contacts occurs as they are pressed together during the camming and locking operation. The connectors feature a minimum rated life of...

Products : Motion Control
Low-Profile Foot Control

KNF Neuberger (Trenton, NJ) has introduced the FEM 1.02 and FEM 1.09 diaphragm dosing pumps for liquids that integrate simple 2-phase stepper motors. An optional and adaptable control module can be integrated into any system to expand control potential and suit particular application requirements. Typical applications...

Features : Medical
The Ins and Outs of Connectors in Medical Equipment

Medical equipment manufacturers are placing greater emphasis on higher resolution imaging, viewing, and displays in diagnostic equipment. As a result, EMI and RFI requirements are critical considerations when designing X-ray machines and ultrasound equipment. In addition to resolution...

Briefs : Medical
Circulatory Assist Pump for Implantable Artificial Heart Device

When a patient’s heart disease cannot be treated, heart transplantation is required, but only a few people can receive transplants. These rare opportunities for transplantation have created a demand for artificial hearts.

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Tuohy Borst Adapter

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) and Merit Medical Systems have introduced a tuohy borst adapter that accepts up to 9 French and incorporates a tri-cut silicone valve technology that provides a leak-proof seal. With a polycarbonate body and cap, it takes just three turns to seal, and features a wide cap design that has a stop mechanism...

Products : Manufacturing & Prototyping
Luer-Activated Stopcocks

Halkey-Roberts (Saint Petersburg, FL) offers 4-way swabable luer-activated stopcocks (available in a lever or T-handle configuration) that provide the safety of a closed system with a leak-free aseptic swabable port. The needle-free access port can be swabbed in order to maintain a sterile barrier. The valves are...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Aseptic Pumphead

The model 114 aseptic dental irrigation pumphead from Watson-Marlow Pumps Group (Wilmington, MA) features an automatic tube stretch for error-free loading and four rollers to reduce pulsation and deliver up to 300 mL/min of continuous fluid flow. It also offers a secure, fully enclosed spring-loaded operation for long tube life....

Products : Connectivity
RF Wireless Foot Control

Linemaster (Woodstock, CT) offers an RF wireless foot control with up to 5 digital and 3 analog switch functions with additional switch functions available upon request. The RF technology utilizes IEEE 802.15.4 Standard and operates in the worldwide ISM 2.4-GHz frequency band. The communication scheme does not require...

Products : Motion Control
Medical-Grade Foot Control

STEUTE Meditech (Ridgefield, CT) has introduced the Medical-Grade Series RF-MED full-perimeter actuation foot control for medical equipment. It is all aluminum,

CE-compliant, and features a mechanical life rating in excess of one million operations. The RF-MED is suitable for X-ray equipment, ultrasonic systems,...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Breakaway Connectors

ITT Interconnect Solutions (Santa Ana, CA) offers the Nemesis Series and MKJ Series breakaway connectors that incorporate a simple push/pull mating mechanism to engage and disengage the connector systems. The coupling mechanism utilizes a canted spring design, which allows for quick disconnect and ratings of more than 5,000...

Products : Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Single-Use Connectors

Colder Products Company (St. Paul, MN) offers AseptiQuik™ connectors with a "click, pull, twist" design: an audible click confirms the initial connection, pull tabs allow simultaneous membrane removal, and a twist of the integrated lock ring provides secure final assembly. Connection can be made without the need for...

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