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Motoring On to Increased Lab Production

December 2, 2009 4:29 am | by Paul McGrath | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Articles | Comments

With ever increasing needs for medical laboratories to produce new flu vaccines and additional quantities of pharmaceuticals for our aging population, technology has to meet the challenge with higher throughput equipment.

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Autoclavable Miniature Motors in Medical Applications

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | by Joanne Nania | Articles | Comments

Many medical devices require some amount of motion to function appropriately. Miniature brushless motors offer an excellent solution to this need. Further, being offered as autoclavable components makes them even more attractive to device designers.

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Perspectives on the FDA UDI Rule, Part II

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Intertech Development Company | Articles | Comments

The FDA's upcoming UDI rule will impact all medical device manufacturers. To what degree, however, will vary from company to company, based on what systems and technologies are already in place.

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Perspectives on the FDA UDI Rule, Part I

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Articles | Comments

The FDA's upcoming UDI rule will impact all medical device manufacturers. To what degree, however, will vary from company to company, based on what systems and technologies are already in place.

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Polyester Lidding Aids Downstream Recyclability, Source Reduction

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

This high performance, 100% polyester lidding solution is an alternative for medical device applications. Called StreamOne lidding, the structure uses as much as 50% less material and helps companies meet recycling waste stream objectives.

Digital Bar Code Reader Offers 1,300 Scans/Decodes per Second

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Keyence Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The BL-1300 ultra-compact digital bar code reader is the first model in its class to use parallel digital processing technology. Noise reduction and compensation functions, only possible with digital processing, overcome the reading performance difficulties of conventional analog circuits.

Li-Ion Prismatic Battery Pack Intended for Portable Therapeutic Equipment

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | GlobTek, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This Li-Ion Prismatic battery pack–rated 7.4 V, 1,900 mAh–consists of two Panasonic CGA103450A 103450 sized cells packaged in a custom enclosure with protection and fuel gauge circuitry included.

No-Drip Medical Adhesive Designed for Bonding Vertical Surfaces

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The EP42HT 2 ND 2 has a paste like consistency and facilitates the adhesive's application when bonding vertical surfaces. This no-run two part epoxy fully complies with the testing requirements for USP Class VI biocompatibility.

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Fasteners Offer Permanently Installed Hardware Solutions

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

PEM self-clinching fasteners for use in stainless steel sheets provide ideal solutions to satisfy stainless assembly applications and promote lighter and stronger designs.

Inductors Tackle Medical Applications

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Coilcraft Critical Products And Services | Product Releases | Comments

The series of 0603-size ceramic inductors target the medical market. These robust components are manufactured to meet the special requirements of these demanding applications. The ML Series offers higher inductance values than other 0603 inductors, keeping board space to a minimum.

Socket Adapter Provides High Performance

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Ironwood Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This high performance socket adapter–SF-BGA199B-B-05–allows 0.65 mm pitch, 12-mm × 16-mm body, 18 × 22 array Samsung MCP KMYFE0C0CM-D300 memory ICs to be placed in socket and operate without compromising performance in demanding applications.

LED Microscope Enjoys Ergonomic Design

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Olympus America Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This ergonomically-designed LED microscope system offers easy handling, ultra-long-life illumination, and robust capabilities. The CX21LED microscope provides durable, quality performance and allows for up to 10 years or more of daily use before a lamp change is necessary.

Bendable Light Guides Allow Design Flexibility

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Elma Electronic | Product Releases | Comments

Flexible light guides facilitate a wide range of adaptable panel indicating options. They can be bent in 90° or other angles. This allows the LED to be mounted to a PCB while fixed to a panel at a right angle.

Heat-Formed Tubing/Hose Eliminates Fitting Connections

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Newage Industries, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Tubing and hose is offered that's heat formed into specific shapes. Parts are custom designed and produced using heat and special tooling. Many applications that involve multiple sections of tubing or hose, along with fittings and clamps to make connections, can benefit from this customization.

Spin Welding Capabilities for Specialized Joining of Plastics to Metals

December 2, 2009 4:28 am | Veridiam Medical | Product Releases | Comments

The Spin Welder allows plastic components to be quickly, cleanly, and permanently attached to metal assemblies. The addition of this machine allows the company to manage complex projects that require both metal manufacturing and plastic attachment, saving both time and money for their customers.

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