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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
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...

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...

Features: Electronics & Computers
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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Products: Motion Control
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...

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...

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...

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...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Solenoid Valves

Sensortechnics (Walpole, MA) offers the Ten-X Series of 2-way and 3-way solenoid valves available with integrated "Hit and Hold" drive electronics to reduce power consumption and heat generation using pulse width modulation....

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sensor Connector

Hirose Electric (Simi Valley, CA) offers a sensor connector for users of blood glucose monitoring devices and strips. It increases mating cycles to more than 10,000. The connector incorporates an automated ejection mechanism...

Products: Motion Control
Safety Valves

Bimba Manufacturing (Monee, IL) has introduced the Pneumatic Isolation Valve (PIV) Series to its line of air preparation products. The series is available in nine sizes, ranging from 0.25" to 1.5". They feature a lock out —...

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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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