Product counterfeiting has a negative effect on many industries, but is potentially lethal to manufacturers of medical devices. This exclusive article showcases one technology that offers a solution to companies attempting to combat this growing problem by securing the identity of their products.
The Project: To ensure the safe transfer of chemical disinfectants within an endoscope reprocessing unit. The Solution: Use custom fabricated couplings that provide a leak-free fluid pathway.
The Promaster is a compact turn-key micromachining system powered by a patented “ultra-fast” preionized excimer laser with short pulse lengths and flat-beams at 248 nm and other wavelengths.
Cored wire, a metal-to-metal composite, can be used in pacemaker and defibrillator leads. The product is a composite of an outer cobalt/nickel/chromium/molybdenum alloy (MP35N) tube and a pure silver core.
The tiny SQL series Squiggle motor offers precise linear motion at low power for smaller portable OEM electronic products, including medical devices. At 2.4 x 2.4 mm, the motor is half the size of the company's earlier motors for OEMs.
The 2000 high-stability relative humidity (RH) data logger is especially suited for verifying environmental conditions in labs, cleanrooms, and stability chambers. Combined with viewLinc central monitoring software, it provides scalable, cost-effective monitoring solutions.
The APS400MX series of 400 watt switching power supplies offer single and dual outputs ranging from 2.0 to 58 VDC with a broad range of standard options to meet customer specific requirements. These power supplies come in a standard u-frame package that measures only 5.0 x 8.0 x 1.6 in.
The World-Beam QS18LD laser diffuse and QS18LLP laser retroreflective sensors deliver high-performance sensing with visible Class 1 lasers, tightly collimated sensing beams, and extended sensing ranges.
"PICO" miniature linear stages can be incorporated easily into in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) instruments as fully integrated “plug-and-play” units.
“Shock Control for Portable Electronics,” a white paper created by E-A-R Specialty Composites, is available for download.
Excelsys has released the “EXCELerate” online configuration tool. The system is used to configure the power supplies from the company’s offering of 200 to 1,200 W 1U high and 300 to 1,000 W 2.5 in. high modular solutions.
Thermo Electron Corp., a leader in laboratory informatics for multi-lab environments, has developed a new datasheet on the Atlas CDS, available free in .pdf or printed format.
Solid 3D models, available from Omnetics Connector Corp., have been created as STEP Files (.stp) to be inserted\imported into a variety of different CAD programs (e.g. ProE, Solidworks, Inventor).
AberdeenGroup, a provider of fact-based research for the technology-driven value chain, reveals that better-performing manufacturers are leveraging real-time analytics and electronic dashboards to improve decision-making capabilities from the plant floor to the boardroom.