Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components

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Learn about the design and testing of mechanical components in medical devices, including MEMS pressure sensors, connectors, wires, and cables.

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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

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

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

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

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: Manufacturing & Prototyping

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

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...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Hirose Electric (Simi Valley, CA) has introduced the BM10 series of flexible printed circuits (FPCs)-to-board connectors that are RoHS-compliant and halogen-free. They are available with stacking heights of 0.6 to 0.8...

Briefs: Medical
Controlling Devices Using the Ear as an Output Source

Current methods of device control include joysticks, which involve using one or both hands, external microphones that are cumbersome and pick up ambient noise, and external arrays that are also cumbersome and can restrict a user’s movement. Additionally, the external microphone and array...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Connector/Cable Systems

Plastics One (Roanoke, VA) custom designs, molds, and assembles medical connector/cable systems for applications in areas such as body-worn diagnostic testing and monitoring components. Standard connector component products also are available.

Products: Motion Control

HaydonKerk Motion Solutions™ (Waterbury, CT) has introduced the MotoDrive™ PDE integrated linear actuator and electronic drive, available in size 17 single or double stack. It is designed to operate with optically...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Medical Precision Windings, a division of Classic Coil (Bristol, CT), offers MicroCoil coils for medical applications. They have an outside diameter as small as .012" and an inner diameter of .005". They can be wound with...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Small-diameter ball screws from Nook Industries (Cleve land, OH) are designed for smaller-footprint medical applications. Screw diameters range from 6 mm to 12 mm, and they feature standard leads from 1 mm to 6 mm. They feature a...

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Ralph Bright on the Power of Power Cords

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