In last month's Perspectives , the experiences of industry experts in facing the challenges of miniaturization of medical devices and their components was shared.
Making medical devices smaller is a regular challenge for manufacturers, as well as their supply and service partners. Enabling these products to do more while taking up less space is a task every member in the process is responsible for accomplishing.
Metal is a tried and true material used in a variety of applications in the human body because it offers strength, durability, and reliability. Unfortunately, like most materials, it also has its downside and new materials being introduced may become better alternatives.
What will medical device manufacturers have to look forward to in terms of molding for their
The QCI-A34L-1, a NEMA 34 servo motor, only requires 4.5 A which means a single cable can be used for both motor and encoder signals and the servo motor can be driven from a small SilverDust D2 controller.
The MCP73837 and MCP73838 dual-input, high-current Li-Ion/Polymer charge-management controllers are available. The single-cell, fully integrated chargers enable charge currents of up to 1 A from an AC power source, plus charging currents of up to 100 or 500 mA from a USB port.
The GP9000 engraving machine offers medical devices manufacturers excellent accuracy and repeatability due to its unique construction.
Available in molded radial, molded axial, and two-pin dip leaded configurations, the expanded MIL-PRF-123 product offering includes improved capacitance values, higher voltages, and new tolerances. Capacitance values range from 0.1 pf in axial leads and up to 0.
The redesigned Temposonics MT sensor is a magnetostrictive position sensor specifically designed to be embedded in welded and tierod style cylinders or any space-limited cylinder application with its diameter of 48 mm, reduced from the original MT sensor’s diameter of 58 mm.
The high performance series 700 D-subminiature filtered connectors are offered with significantly shorter lead times—as short as two-weeks.
This one component, optically clear, non-yellowing UV and/or heat curable polymer system is called UV15-7DC. This high performance system is designed for bonding, sealing, and coating applications. It is 100% reactive and does not contain any solvents or other volatiles.
This Lean Managed Switch (LMS) is a compact, powerful, and economical managed Ethernet switch. The LMS provides key managed functions for users who want more capabilities than an unmanaged switch can provide, but find managed switches with full functionality are too expensive.
The ErgoHeight auto-adjusting workstation contributes to an ergonomic cleanroom environment by positioning the work surface at the correct height for each operator. Its high-torque, low-RPM motorized lifters safely handle a net load of 420 pounds, adequate for most bench-top equipment.
The PC/104+ board stacking connector utilizes the unique Hypertac contact system. The Hypertac contacts improve the performance of the PC/104 platform by providing immunity to shock and vibration fretting and allowing for matched impedance and better signal integrity.
Bolt-on temperature sensors are offered for temperature sensing applications. Designed for quick and easy installation, the sensors are available in a wide temperature range and can be mounted on machines, against process pipes, or embedded directly into a machined part.