Cored wire, a metal-to-metal composite, can be used in pacemaker and defibrillator leads. The product is a composite of an outer cobalt/nickel/chromium/molybdenum alloy (MP35N) tube and a pure silver core.
The tiny SQL series Squiggle motor offers precise linear motion at low power for smaller portable OEM electronic products, including medical devices. At 2.4 x 2.4 mm, the motor is half the size of the company's earlier motors for OEMs.
The World-Beam QS18LD laser diffuse and QS18LLP laser retroreflective sensors deliver high-performance sensing with visible Class 1 lasers, tightly collimated sensing beams, and extended sensing ranges.
"PICO" miniature linear stages can be incorporated easily into in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) instruments as fully integrated “plug-and-play” units.
The APS400MX series of 400 watt switching power supplies offer single and dual outputs ranging from 2.0 to 58 VDC with a broad range of standard options to meet customer specific requirements. These power supplies come in a standard u-frame package that measures only 5.0 x 8.0 x 1.6 in.
IDES Inc. offers a new version of CostMatea free, injection molding part cost calculator. The tool assists injection molders and OEMs in assessing the true cost of a plastic part.
“Shock Control for Portable Electronics,” a white paper created by E-A-R Specialty Composites, is available for download.
Excelsys has released the “EXCELerate” online configuration tool. The system is used to configure the power supplies from the company’s offering of 200 to 1,200 W 1U high and 300 to 1,000 W 2.5 in. high modular solutions.
Thermo Electron Corp., a leader in laboratory informatics for multi-lab environments, has developed a new datasheet on the Atlas CDS, available free in .pdf or printed format.
Solid 3D models, available from Omnetics Connector Corp., have been created as STEP Files (.stp) to be inserted\imported into a variety of different CAD programs (e.g. ProE, Solidworks, Inventor).
AberdeenGroup, a provider of fact-based research for the technology-driven value chain, reveals that better-performing manufacturers are leveraging real-time analytics and electronic dashboards to improve decision-making capabilities from the plant floor to the boardroom.
Zevex International Inc., a Salt Lake City, UT manufacturer of enteral nutrition products, chose GE–Silicones’ injection–molded LIM 6050-D2 liquid silicone rubber to design a complex, precision tubing component and solve a big challenge.
Invacare Corp., headquartered in Elyria, OH, is a global supplier of home healthcare products and the world’s largest manufacturer of wheelchairs. Power wheelchairs range from standard models to those customized specifically for the needs of a particular user.
On the cover: This completely in-the-ear hearing aid is a product of miniaturization, one hot sector for medical device manufacturers in 2006.
At 1.6 inches long, the NF5 allows for locating it closer to the pumping function. Featuring a flow rate of 50 ml/min, it develops a suction height of 13 ft water with a discharge pressure of 15 psig.