Minimally invasive surgery has been a growing trend in healthcare for some time. As such, manufacturers who provide devices to the medical community for these procedures need to stay abreast of the technologies available to enhance their products.
Orthopedic technologies are dominated by metal materials in the fabrication of implants and other devices used in this sector. However, increasingly, advanced, high-performance plastics are enabling enhancements with regard to safety and functionality.
When it was decided that the FDA’s OSEL would be moving, officials sought to address vibration isolation in the new building upfront so they wouldn’t bring this issue with them from the previous facility.
Cover kits are offered for the Artesyn NLP250, Artesyn TLP150, and Astec LPS120 series of AC-DC power supplies. Until now, the power supplies have only been available in open-frame, or non-enclosed, versions.
Responding to the demand for higher power portable medical devices, the PMP150 Series of medically approved desktop AC/DC power supplies is offered. These units provide 150 Watts of power in an ultra-compact 3.0 inches× 8.17 inches× 1.72 inches package.
This line of USB hardware modems is available in modular and standalone configurations. These modems process data using their own hardware and do not utilize any processing power of the host computer. They are CDC-compliant and are supported by Microsoft CDC modem drivers and Linux CDC-ACM drivers.
The MCP4725 digital-to-analog converter (DAC) is said to be the industry’s first DAC to combine integrated EEPROM and 12-bit resolution in a miniature, six-pin SOT-23 package.
The CL1200 series of momentary lighted SPST pushbutton switches is offered. This right angle version provides design engineers a versatile LED illuminated switch for use in a variety of applications.
A line of CompactFlash (CF) cards has been tailored specifically to the medical community. The company had been manufacturing CF cards for industrial applications for many years when they began getting inquiries from OEMs in the medical market to meet specific design and performance requirements.
The Mini-Fit RTC (RoHS temperature capable) headers provide a cost-effective solution for mid-range power applications that require high-density and current-carrying capability.
LoPro linear actuator is available in four sizes and in belt, lead screw, ball screw, and chain driven configurations, as well as un-driven.
The M-16iC robotic mini palletizer cell incorporates a Fanuc M-16iC robot to create single pallet, dual pallet, and multiple pallet cell configurations.
The power and capability of the high-performance DataMan 100 family of image-based ID readers has been expanded. New lens accessories provide magnification flexibility to optimize reading performance.
For vertical conveyor applications that call for an extremely high level of sanitation, the AquaPruf LPZ Series platform is offered.