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March 2009 Digital Edition

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

Special Issue: Solutions in Medical Manufacturing; Inside: Read about employing appropriate inspection technologies in “Inspecting Metrology Options,” from Hexagon Metrology. Shared are professionals’ opinions on reimbursement. Additionally, read about the power of the heartbeat, connectors, interconnects, boards and modules, electromechanical and mechanical devices, creating software, optimizing the processing of TPUs, and safety critical coding...

90 W Medical Desktop Power Supply

February 26, 2009 9:23 am | Protek Power | Product Releases | Comments

Designed to efficiently and quietly power today’s portable medical devices, the PMP90 Series of medical desktop power supplies provides 90 Watts of power in a compact 3 x 5.12 x 1.72 in. package and is compliant with Level IV CEC, EISA2007, and Energy Star requirements.

High-Accuracy HA Series Linear Guides

February 26, 2009 9:23 am | Nsk Precision America | Product Releases | Comments

The HA Series of linear guides integrates a variety of the company’s proprietary technologies to provide high motion accuracy, rigidity, and load capacity. The use of ultra-long ball slides achieves high motion accuracy in both narrow and wide ranges.

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Round, Water-Resistant Rocker Switches

February 26, 2009 9:23 am | Cherry | Product Releases | Comments

Designed with a silicone rubber actuator and snap-fit mounting, each switch in the KC and KD Series of round, water-resistant rocker switches complies with IP56 standards and is suitable for applications requiring resistance to dust and water intrusion, such as medical equipment.

Rotary Positioning

February 5, 2009 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

AGC motorized mechanical goniometers are used in applications where 90&#176 of angular travel is needed with the payload at the center of rotation, or where two axes of rotation are needed about a common point.

Motion Controller Provides High Sampling Rate of 20 kh on all Axes

February 5, 2009 7:06 am | Acs Motion Control | Product Releases | Comments

This cost-efficient, stand-alone motion controller provides multi-axis control for simple and demanding applications. Designated SPiiPlus-LF, the small form factor, four axes motion controller features off-board extensions to provide up to 64 axes of control using a CANopen network.

Microgage Transparent Receiver Solves Alignment Problems

February 5, 2009 7:06 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Microgage 2D transparent receiver is designed for aligning production machinery and equipment. A narrow laser beam provides a measuring reference line that allows the transparent receiver to determine the position of a machine or subassembly relative to the laser beam.

Servo Drive Controller Delivers Up to 5 kW Continuous Qualitative Power

February 3, 2009 7:20 am | Elmo Motion Control Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Solo Guitar is an integrated solution designed to simply and efficiently connect the company’s Guitar Servo Drive directly to a motion application.

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Power Supply Offers High Output of 500 W

February 3, 2009 7:20 am | Tumbler Technologies + Trumpower | Product Releases | Comments

The TMPC-500 is a medically approved 500 W ATX PC power supply. It is a unique higher power source that is an addition to the line-up of medical grade power supplies that the company has had on the market.

Rigid, Electrically Conductive Film For Stable Z-Axis Conductivity

February 3, 2009 7:20 am | Adhesives Research, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This electrically conductive film, ARcare 95000, is offered for use in medical devices that require low resistance and highly reliable Z-axis conductivity. It is a 4.0 mil (0.

PCB-mounting Receptacle Offers IP67 Performance

January 29, 2009 5:02 am | Product Releases | Comments

This PC board-mounting receptacle has been added to the company’s rugged sealed line of industrial Ethernet RJ-45 connectors. The connector uses a through-hole mounting, with two plastic legs providing additional mechanical retention before and after soldering.

Hardware Integrates Captive Screw in Spring-Loaded Assembly

January 29, 2009 5:02 am | PennEngineering | Product Releases | Comments

Type PF50/60 self-clinching access hardware incorporates a captive screw in a spring-loaded assembly to reduce parts count and prevent screws from falling out and damaging internal components.

Laser Energy Sensor Measures Pulses Down to 100 nJ

January 29, 2009 5:02 am | Coherent Semiconductor Group | Product Releases | Comments

EnergyMax series of laser energy sensors enables the measurement of very low energy pulses, down to the 100 nJ level. Specifically, the J-10MT-10KHZ delivers a single-pulse noise equivalent energy level of 10 nJ on 100 nJ pulses (i.e.

System Facilitates Research of Cell Cultures Using a Microscope

January 22, 2009 5:42 am | Carl Zeiss Microimaging, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With Definite Focus, the company offers a system for the Axio Observer.Z1 that can be used not only for the research of cell cultures in many biomedical applications, e.g. cell biology, pharmacology, molecular genetics, developmental biology and the neurosciences, but also in basic research.

Brush DC Motor Features Optimized Coreless Design

January 22, 2009 5:42 am | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

Athlonix high-power density, compact, high-efficiency endurance, brush DC motors deliver high speed-to-torque performance in a compact lighter weight package (15 to 53 grams depending on frame size) with output power up to 9 watts.

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