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Safety Critical Coding Standards Reduce Medical Device Risks

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Paul Anderson | Articles | Comments

Software is making its way into a variety of medical devices to help offer patients a higher degree of effectiveness from these devices.

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Expanding the Capabilities of Connectors

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Jaime R. Erickson | Disposable Instrument Company, Inc., Colder Products Company | Articles | Comments

Many systems require a variety of different capabilities, such as air, fluid, and electronics, to be connected to a tool. As such, device manufacturers must ensure that each element is kept completely separate from each other. This can be especially challenging at the connection point.

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Design Talk: Silicone Tubing—Benefits and Properties Overview

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Rob Wilkinson | Helix Medical | Articles | Comments

By Rob Wilkinson Here's the bottom line up front-platinum-cured silicone is the exceptional choice for medical, pharmaceutical, and biotech tubing applications, as well as medical devices that require extended contact with tissues and bodily fluids.

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Getting to the Heart of Interconnects

March 17, 2009 11:14 am | by Bernard Cole | Articles | Comments

The Project: Connect the various subsystems of a left ventricular assist system with a solution that offers reliability and durability. The Solution: Utilize cable assemblies that enable easy, but not accidental, disconnects, and provide a comfortable feel for patients.

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Literature and Website Highlight Loctite Medical Device Adhesives

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

For medical device manufacturers in search of assembly adhesives and equipment, Henkel Corp. has

2009 Machine Vision Catalog

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Navitar, offers its 2009 product catalog featuring a full line of optical solutions for machine vision, automation, assembly, imaging, measuring, inspection and biomedical sciences.

Thermal Models for LEDs Now Online

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is providing, for the first time, thermal models for computing different LED designs as downloads. In addition to electrical, mechanical, and optical data, a compact model for Flotherm software is now permanently available for calculating thermal behavior.

Modular Conveyor Brochure

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group of Bosch Rexroth Corp. offers its VarioFlow Modular Conveyor brochure to help machine builders, integrators, and end-users design and implement flexible conveyor systems for a wide range of material handling and packaging applications.

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Catalog Features 2,184 Pages of Electronic Components

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics Inc. offers the latest catalog for 2009. Catalog #637 (Feb – April 09) features 2,184 pages of the newest products and technologies from over 390 premiere electronic component suppliers.

Design Guide Illustrates Manufacturing Capabilities for Flexible Printed Circuits

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

This brochure highlights the advanced manufacturing techniques used to create flexible printed circuits for today's sophisticated electronic applications.

Extrusion Tooling Brochure

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Brochure describes B&H Tool Company's engineering, production, and technical support for companies who use extrusion tooling, including adjustable center, fixed center, and multi-layer crossheads, as well as in-line die assemblies.

Sensor Film for Ensuring Proper Sealing in Injection Molding

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pressurex is a thin, flexible, Mylar-based sensor film that instantly captures and permanently records pressure distribution and magnitude between any two mating or contacting surfaces.

Cost Calculator for Savings From Using Vision Technology

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Product Releases | Comments

Cognex Corp. offers an online tool to help manufacturers understand the benefits that can be achieved through the use of machine vision and industrial identification. The Cost Savings Advisor also acts as a great check list to ensure that all potential savings from using vision are identified.

Mobile Keyboard Features Reverse-Side Touchpad

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Econo-Keys | Product Releases | Comments

The EK-76-TP is an innovative mobile keyboard with a touchpad on the reverse side. The first-of-its-kind keyboard provides the functionality of a full-sized touchpad with left- and right-click capabilities in an ultra-compact case ideal for mobility.

Rugged Keypad Solutions Offer Seamless Integration

March 17, 2009 11:13 am | Eao Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Using the S.series keypad that is constructed from ultra-tough Zamac, the company can design a stylish and distinctive keypad solution tailor-made for applications within demanding and harsh environments. The standard products within the S.

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