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
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 —...

Products: Motion Control
Rotary Encoder

The MSR 40 modular steel tape rotary encoder from RSF Elektronik (Tarsdorf, Austria) is now available in North America through the HEIDENHAIN Corporation (Schaumburg, IL). The encoder is suitable for measurement applications...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Connectors

Fischer Connectors (Saint-Prex, Switzerland) offers AluLiteTM connectors that can endure more than 5,000 mating cycles within a temperature range of -50 °C to 150 °C. The anodized finished connector housing is engineered with an...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Sanitary Fittings

Qosina (Edgewood, NY) offers sanitary fittings that feature a pre-attached platinum-cured silicone gasket. Hose barbs in sizes from 1/4” to 3/4” with flanges adhering to both the “Mini” and “Maxi” standards are...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Miniature Circular Connectors

Hypertronics (Hudson, MA) offers miniature circular connectors as an extension of the circular push-button D Series connector design. The connectors feature Hypertac® hyperboloid contacts in a 0.3 mm pin size,...

Products: Motion Control
DC Motor

Portescap (West Chester, PA) has introduced the AthlonixTM high-power density brush DC motor that features a compact, lightweight package (15 to 53 grams, depending on frame size), and output power of up to 9 watts. The...

Products: Motion Control
Touch-Free Door Opening System

Sanidoor (Daytona Beach, FL) offers a touch-free door-opening system designed to reduce the spread of germs in restrooms in hospitals and healthcare facilities. It can be retro-fitted to swinging doors and...

Products: Motion Control
Brushless Flat DC Motors

MicroMo Electronics (Clearwater, FL) offers brushless flat DC micromotors suitable for laboratory and medical applications. The motors deliver nominal voltages of 6 or 12 V. The 15 m-diameter motors provide...

Features: Motion Control
Selecting Motors for Medical Pumps

Creation of small, portable infusion pumps opened a new chapter in medical care. A patient can receive carefully metered and timed doses of medicine without requiring a visit to a medical practitioner,...

Products: Motion Control
Electric Cylinders

EC1 electric cylinders from Kollmorgen (Radford, VA) provide a linear positioning alternative to pneumatic and hydraulic systems in applications requiring continuous thrust of ≤150 pounds. They feature controllable speed...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

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