Taking the time to perform several routine maintenance procedures on assembly conveyors significantly adds to the efficiency and longevity of the system.
In a technology enabled future, a bathroom mirror with a retinal scanner behind the glass collects vital signs and looks for clues to retinopathy, and a toilet with an embedded processor analyzes urine to identify kidney infections or the progression of chronic conditions such as diabetes.
It is well known and published that modern sterilization techniques can have a detrimental effect on polymers. In particular, gamma sterilization, which is the most common ionization method, can cause substantial changes in polymeric materials.
Laser cutting, a.k.a. digital die cutting, uses high-powered lasers to vaporize materials in the lasers’ beam path. The powering on and off of the laser beam and the way in which the beam path is directed towards the substrate effects the specific cuts that the artwork requires.
Medical device companies can reduce development costs and accelerate time to market by automating cross-departmental information sharing systems. This white paper discusses business content and process applications and product content and process applications, and explains how companies are utilizing these systems.
A variety of linear motion devices are available today for performing the function of single-axis movement, whether it be for an assembly operation, testing, packaging or simple motion control.
Applications in the healthcare industry, medical devices in particular, have some demanding requirements for thermoplastic materials that are unique to this arena.
Three cell chemistries currently dominate the growing portable application market: Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), and Lithium Polymer (Li-polymer).
Over the past 15 years, there have been many advances in medical imaging technology, from ultrasound, to Digital X-Ray and magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI). New applications are also being developed, including hyperspectral imaging and 3D/4D scans which can produce clinically relevant images.
With new regulatory pressures and in search of greater productivity and efficiency, leaders in the life science industries have explored harmonizing calibration, maintenance and validation management systems. Until recently, the available options required significant compromises to productivity.
Product authentication is the process of verifying or guaranteeing that a product or its consumable is either genuine or permitted to access a particular application.
Different types of screw threads have evolved for fastening, and hydraulic systems. Of special concern are plastic-to-metal, taper/parallel threaded joints in hydraulic circuits.
Microbridge Technologies has developed a thermo-anemometer micro-air-flow sensor principle, having very high flow-impedance, that allows accurate sensing of low differential pressures, over a wide dynamic range.
This white paper describes how compliance can be “hardwired” into the product development processes with a validated system that automatically captures required records for regulatory purposes.
Learn how medical device manufacturers are turning to motion control platforms that help control costs, streamline production on a global basis, and provide systems capable of delivering the most sophisticated 2-D and 3-D clinical images possible.