High-density M12 connectors provide more I/O points than traditional M12 sensor/actuator connectors. The circular connectors come in 12- and 17-pole versions. This high pin count allows M12 device connections in applications where space must be conserved, such as medical equipment.
Combination D-Subminiature connectors are a popular choice for a wide variety of applications, as they offer signal, power, coax, and high voltage contacts mixed within a single connector package.
In addition to the two-piece, ultrasonic, weld frame kits, which meet both Type 1 and Type II CFast specifications, the company has also developed 24-pin CFast surface mount connectors that can be easily customized to meet unique offsets specified by designers.
Microabrasive blasting offers medical device manufacturers an effective way to treat the surface of a variety of materials for a wide array of applications. However, many may not be aware of how extensive its benefits are.
Inside: Read about treating the surface of a variety of materials with microabrasive blasting in “Rediscovering the Benefits of Microabrasive Blasting Technology,” from Comco, Inc. Shared are professionals’ opinions on manufacturing technologies. Additionally, read about eco-friendly alternatives to latex, surgical procedures, and packaging and interconnects. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.
Schurter’s new series of metal Piezo Keypads stand up to extreme indoor or outdoor environmental conditions.
Roland DGA Corp. has announced its newest 3D desktop milling machine, the MDX-40A. The MDX-40A builds on Roland’s advanced Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) technology with new features, bundled software and valuable options.
Performance Motion Devices, Inc. (PMD) announces the newest addition to its latest advancement in the Prodigy family of motion cards, the Prodigy/CME PCI card.
Qosina now has a 1 ml male luer slip, two-piece syringe featuring an extended plunger with zero dead space. This eliminates pharmaceutical wastage. The positive safety stop protects against accidental spills.
NKK Switches announced the expansion of its YB2 Series of illuminated 22mm pushbuttons to include an outer ring illumination option. This new feature gives design engineers even greater ability to customize the NKK switches they include in their designs.
Exlar announces the Tritex II Series electric actuators are now available with a cost-effective absolute feedback option. The compact actuators feature a built-in mechanical converter, eliminating the need for a ball screw or gear reducer mechanism.
PPT Vision, Inc.’s intuitive OCR (optical character recognition) technology is now available with its 8.3 release of IMPACT software. The tool enables successful implementation of challenging OCR applications that less capable systems or vision sensors do not have the capability to support.
Master Bond adds a strength advantage to a UV adhesive compound combining high strength bonds with the well established benefits of UV cure: high productivity, improved performance, and environmental compliance.
Goodfellow Corporation offers polyetherketoneketone (PEKK) granules that provide significant advantages when used to produce injection-molded components for high-temperature engineering applications.
Inside: Read about PTFE properties of the material and advantages in “Use of Expanded PTFE Membranes in Medical Filtration,” from W.L. Gore & Associates, Inc. Shared are professionals’ opinions on combination products. Additionally, read about the pitfalls of packaging development, solution to molding, passive and discrete components, and the MD&M Minneapolis show preview. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.