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
Simotion Version 4.4

Siemens Corporation, Washington, DC, has updated its Simotion motion control system to version 4.4, offering users new functions to make the engineering of motion control projects even easier and more efficient. Simotion...

ATI Industrial Automation, Apex, NC, introduces the Wireless F/T, a small wireless transmitter that streams data from up to six 6-axis transducers simultaneously. The Wireless F/T communicates...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
WH SpeedLine Linear Units

Thomson Industries Inc., Wood Dale, IL, announces that its high efficiency WH SpeedLine is a belt-driven positioning slide with an H-type roller guideway system designed to handle high forces and moments. The units...

Products: Medical
Fineblanking Capabilities

Connecticut Spring & Stamping, Farmington, CT, announces that it has expanded its capabilities to include fineblanking, ideal for economically producing highly complex, ready-to-install multifunctional parts in...

Products: Electronics & Computers
SlimStack™ SSB6 SMT Micro Connectors

Molex, Inc., Lisle, IL, announces the launch of its new SlimStack™ SSB6 SMT microminiature board-to-board connectors. With an ultra-low profile (0.35 mm pitch) and compact size (0.60 mm height x 2.00...

Products: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
UB29 Linear DC Micro Welder

Miyachi Unitek Corporation, Monrovia, CA, introduces the UB29 linear DC micro welder, which offers precision control for micro-miniature resistance welding, particularly in the medical market. Featuring single...

Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Motor Selection for Electronic Pipetting

The pipette is a basic fluid control tool for transferring tiny amounts of liquids. Electronic or motorized pipettes are an ergonomic alternative to manual pipettes and an efficient way to increase...

Products: Motion Control
M12 CANopen Integrated Motors

Schneider Electric Motion USA, Marlborough, CT, announces that Lexium MDrive® integrated motor systems expand industrial field bus communication options with CANopen with M12 circular connectors on...

Products: Motion Control
I² DC Servo Motor

Specialty Motors, Inc., Valencia, CA, announces its fully integrated I² DC Servo Motor is easily programmable to perform complex velocity and positioning movements within minutes. The all-in-one unit contains the...

The Lee Company, Westbrook, CT, introduces an even more compact High Density Interface (HDI) solenoid valve. Featuring a 2-port normally closed design, this valve is exceptionally small in size, light...

Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Exploring Batteries for Micromachinery

A team of researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, along with other institutions, has developed a toolset to allow them to explore the interior of...

Products: Manufacturing & Prototyping
MEMS Pirani Vacuum Sensors

Posifa Microsystems, Inc., San Jose, CA, announces its new line of MEMS Pirani Vacuum Sensors. The PVC 1000 family embodies the latest MEMS innovations, and offer a breakthrough vacuum measurement solution that...

Products: Medical
Microohmmeter Probes

TEGAM, Inc., Geneva, OH, has introduced five new Kelvin probes designed for heavy-duty applications or extremely tight spaces, depending on model. When used with TEGAM's R1L bond meters or the 1740 or 1750 microohmeters,...

Industrial-grade materials commonly find their way into medical designs due to the R&D time crunch. My experience has shown that industrial-grade O-rings are more readily...

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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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