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Bus Converters Achieve Full Load Power Conversion Efficiencies Near 96%

December 2, 2009 4:25 am | Synqor Worldwide Headquarters | Product Releases | Comments

The SQ60 series of isolated semi-regulated DC-DC converters for intermediate bus architecture applications accepts the full Telco input range of 36-75 V and provides a semi-regulated 12 V for point-of-load converters.

Reducing Cost in Medical Disposable Manufacturing

December 2, 2009 4:25 am | by Tom Ferris and Pawel Wasniowski | Articles | Comments

The Project: Reduce costs in the production process of medical disposables without requiring a redesign of the device. The Solution: Move the product to a lower cost labor market and upgrade the production line while implementing principles of Lean and Six Sigma.

Online Video Sharing and Collaboration Speeds Up Medical Device Development

December 2, 2009 4:25 am | by Victor Cruz | Articles | Comments

The Project: A system was being sought that would enable a company to speed up the process of receiving medical procedure videos and efficiently share them with the entire team.


Sealing in Precision Syringe Pumps

December 2, 2009 4:25 am | by Jerome Zawada | Articles | Comments

The Project: Resolve a problem with a premature seal failure on a pump. The Solution: Using a slightly modified but pre-existing design, an integrated polymer dynamic seal in the syringe assembly resulted in a seal that substantially outperforms its predecessor.


Challenges and Opportunities Realized During a Thermoset Tooling Transfer

December 2, 2009 4:25 am | by Tom Sloane | Articles | Comments

The Project: Transfer tools from a closing thermoset molder to a new contract molder without sacrificing quality or capabilities. The Solution: Not only were the tools successfully transferred, but critical elements of the product were reevaluated and enhanced.


Commercial Grade Fittings Designed With Single Sharp

December 1, 2009 11:37 am | Ark-Plas Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Ark-Plas Products, Inc. offers 33 styles of plastic Commercial Grade Fittings designed with a single sharp barb. No tools are required for fitting insertion. Available in standard Nylon, Polypropylene materials, Heat Stabalized Nylon, High-Density Polyethylene, Polycarbonate, Kynar, and Acetal.

Isonic Valve With Multiple Voltage and Electrical Connection Options

December 1, 2009 11:37 am | Mead Fluid Dynamics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Mead Fluid Dynamics’s Isonic valve line, the V2 series, is a 2-and 3-way solenoid-operated, direct-acting pneumatic valve. With flow in the range of 0.01 to 0.05 Cv, the V2 is available with multiple voltage and electrical connection options in both normally-closed and normally-open styles.

Three-Stage Compact Scroll Pump Produces 5 mTorr Vacuum

December 1, 2009 11:37 am | Air Squared, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Air Squared's new three-stage compact scroll vacuum pump (CSVP) is unique in its size class, producing up to 5 mTorr (6.5 x 10-6 atmosphere) vacuum without a turbo pump. With a package size of 19.2 x 15 x 14.5 cm (7.5 x 5.9 x 5.


November/December 2009 Digital Edition

December 1, 2009 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Inside: Read about how to reduce the cost of medical disposals in “Reducing Cost in Medical Disposable Manufacturing,” from Kimball Electronics Group Medical Solutions. Shared are professionals’ opinions on FDA URI Rule. Additionally, read about thermoset tooling transfers, lean manufacturing, online video sharing, syringe pumps, power, laser cutting, miniature motors, adding conveyors, and imaging.

New Silicone Gel Tape & Chip Vibration Isolators

November 23, 2009 9:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Advanced Antivibration Components (AAC)’s Silicone Gel Tape & Chip Vibration Isolators, identified as the V10Z62MGT and V20Z62MGC Series, are designed for light to medium loads. The gel tape is stocked in 1000 mm lengths and in 3 thicknesses: 1 mm, 2 mm and 3 mm.

MCD Series Enables Electronic Adjustment of Measuring Range

November 23, 2009 9:36 am | Fraba Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Posital Inc.’s new analog interface in the Magnetocode (MCD) family of rotary encoders. These products are ideal for cost-sensitive applications that use sim-ple analog-based measurement and control systems.

DC/DC Solutions for 12V Battery Systems

November 23, 2009 9:36 am | Synqor Worldwide Headquarters | Product Releases | Comments

SynQor’s IQ12 series expands on its InQor family of isolated dc-dc converters for industrial and transportation applications using 12V battery systems.

Low-Profile Copper Cable for QSFP Assemblies

November 2, 2009 12:04 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Gore Low-Profile Copper Cable fulfills the needs of dense, higher-port-count switch installations while providing a reliable interconnect for high-performance computing (HPC). It was developed for QSFP Assemblies and InfiniBand QDR applications. With a diameter of 0.

Hard-to-Find Optics Eliminate Need for Custom Ordering

November 2, 2009 12:04 pm | Meller Optics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Meller Optics, Inc. features a wide variety of odd-sized sapphire windows and substrates with different crystallographic orientations and other hard-to-find optics.

Medical Applications Enabled by New 8-bit PIC Microcontrollers

November 2, 2009 12:04 pm | Microchip Technology Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology Inc.’s new four-member family of high-performance 8-bit PIC® microcontrollers (MCUs) is developed for medical applications.


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