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Ethernet Controller Integrates Ethernet Switch into PLC

January 9, 2009 11:18 am | Wago Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Integrated Ethernet switch functionality enables the 750-871 Ethernet TCP/IP 2-port programmable fieldbus controller to optimize networking capabilities while streamlining associated costs.

Label Printer/Applicator Offers Quick Setup and Changeover

January 9, 2009 11:18 am | Tharo Systems, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PA2000 Specialty Tamp label printer/applicator is a cost-effective accessory for the H-400 Series of thermal/thermal transfer bar code label printers.

DIN Rail Supplies Feature Low Profile Package

January 8, 2009 10:18 am | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Tracopower TBL series of DIN Rail power supplies are economical, lightweight, and packaged in a low profile case. Power ratings for the TBL Series range from 15 to 150 W, with single output voltages of 5, 12, or 24 VDC.

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Control Switch Fully Sealed to IP68

January 8, 2009 10:18 am | Apem Components, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The "MT" series switch is activated using a slight rocking motion by an operator’s finger or thumb. It is recommended for applications requiring a sealed, ergonomic electrical interface. The series is available in two or three positions in momentary and maintained functions.

Color-Changing Pushbuttons Available in Three Sizes

January 8, 2009 10:18 am | Eao Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 95 color-changing pushbuttons are available in three different sizes. The medium-sized 15.88 mm 2 pushbutton complements the other sizes—12.7 mm 2 and 19.05 mm 2 , offering designers even more choice for creating control panels that are functional and intuitive to use.

Power Adapters Comply With CEC/Energy Star Requirements

January 6, 2009 6:28 am | Tumbler Technologies + Trumpower | Product Releases | Comments

The TMP60 series of medical grade AC/DC desktop power adapters deliver up to 60 W of output power. Meeting CEC and Energy Star level IV requirements, the TMP60 power supplies (single ouput models) have an average efficiency greater than or equal to 85% and standby power consumption less than 0.5 W.

Silicone Adhesives Eliminate Part Racking

January 6, 2009 6:28 am | Product Releases | Comments

This line of single-component light and moisture curing silicone adhesives is designed for use on medical devices that incorporate silicone materials or require highly flexible bond joints or coatings.

Microscope System Enables Confocal Observation

January 6, 2009 6:28 am | Carl Zeiss Microimaging, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Cell Observer SD (SD = Spinning Disc) enables confocal observation and documentation of experiments with living cells over a long period of time and at high frame rates. This microscope system provides high-end research in the field of the life sciences with new experimental possibilities.

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January/February 2009 Digital Edition

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

Inside: Read about packaging materials in “Barrier Structure Material Options made Crystal Clear,” from Rollprint Packaging Products. Shared are professionals’ opinions on healthcare at home. Additionally, read about PEEK polymers, acrylic, scanning, the machining process, the Puerto Rico show preview, and the MD&M West show preview. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.

Perspectives on Looking Back and What's Ahead (Part II)

December 11, 2008 7:34 am | by Yeoh Keat Chuan | Articles | Comments

This year has presented a variety of important headlines affecting everyone throughout the medical device industry, whether centered around emerging technologies, challenges in finance, or legal affairs. Further, it is exciting to wonder what the coming new year will bring.

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Perspectives on Looking Back and What's Ahead (Part I)

December 11, 2008 7:34 am | by Elfie Schwarzinger | Mega Electronics, Inc. | Articles | Comments

This year has presented a variety of important headlines affecting everyone throughout the medical device industry, whether centered around emerging technologies, challenges in finance, or legal affairs. Further, it is exciting to wonder what the coming new year will bring.

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Minimizing Cost in Offshore Product Development Efforts

December 5, 2008 7:04 am | by Audrey Soon | Articles | Comments

One of the major factors in deciding to outsource work is to save on costs. This could be achieved at any step in the process, from design to packaging.

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Pneumatics Provide the Backbone to Spinal Testing System

December 5, 2008 7:04 am | by Andrew McCarty | Articles | Comments

The Project: Design a spinal implant testing device that can both withstand the rigors of prolonged testing timeframes and also offer extremely precise accuracy The Solution: Use a pneumatic solution that takes advantage of air valve and cylinder technology in place of more traditional servomotors.

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Power Entry Modules Offer Vertical Flange Mounting Option

December 5, 2008 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

These vertical-flange mount power entry modules are rated for 6 and 10 A. The vertical-mount configuration reduces panel area requirements and gives designers greater packaging flexibility in a wide range of applications, including healthcare equipment.

Medical Foam Tape Is Moisture Vapor Permeable

December 5, 2008 7:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Scapa 4005-800A is an extremely soft and conformable pressure sensitive polyurethane foam tape for direct skin applications including wound care, consumer dressings, and medical device attachment. It consists of thin (0.

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