Robotics & Automation

Mechanical Components

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

Motors and Gear Motors

Allied Motion Technologies, Amherst, NY, has released a line of fractional horsepower PMDC motors and gear motors. These Globe motors are available...

Medical Power Supply

Bear Power Supplies, Phelps, NY, has designed a CF-rated medical power supply for surgical instruments and other medical applications. The rugged...

Medical technology continues to evolve toward diagnosis and treatment devices that are closer to the patient, or even in the patient's home. Compression therapy, wound therapy, dialysis,...

Compact Linear Induction Motor

H2W, Santa Clarita, CA, has developed a compact linear induction motor that can generate 10.6 lb [47 N] at a 15 percent duty cycle....

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Product of the Month: November 2018 Medical Design Briefs
Lifting Column

LINAK, Louisville, KY, has launched a new actuator for healthcare equipment. The LA40 HP handles heavy loads by delivering a push of 8,000 N at full stroke and...

Extrusion Crosshead

Guill Tool & Engineering, West Warwick, RI, has introduced a crosshead with mechanically assisted gum space (MAGS) adjustment.

Motion capture (Mocap) is a technique used in the film industry to digitally track a human actor's movements and precisely transfer those motions to an animated figure. But it has other applications as...

Photo Etching

A capabilities brochure from Tech-Etch, Plymouth, MA, describes how the photo etching process enables the company to produce prototype quantities and large...

News: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Tech-Etch Announces Sale of Company to its Employees

Tech-Etch, Inc., Plymouth, MA, has sold 100 percent of the company to its employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP). An ESOP is a qualified defined-contribution employee benefit plan that provides a company's workforce with an ownership interest in the company.

Coordinate Measuring Machine

Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, North Kingstown, RI, has released a new coordinate measuring machine (SMM) platform. The Global S CMM...

IP 66 Enclosures

ABS electronic enclosures from ROLEC, Bridgeville, PA, are now available in 10 sizes, many of which are compatible with other standard products....

Daniel Barel's initial objective was straightforward. He wanted to make life more comfortable for people who are confined to wheelchairs. Curbs, different surfaces,...

Foot Switches

Steute Meditech, Ridgefield, CT, has released a line of medical table/chair foot switches that are easy to navigate. Its ergonomic designs make for...

CT scanners have far greater accuracy than x-ray technology but place more demands on patients. Getting the high precision, three-dimensional images necessary for accurate diagnosis...

Ask the Expert

Dan Sanchez on How to Improve Extruded Components

Improving extruded components requires careful attention to a number of factors, including dimensional tolerance, material selection, and processing. Trelleborg’s Dan Sanchez provides detailed insights into each of these considerations to help you advance your device innovations while reducing costs and speeding time to market.

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