A variety of linear motion devices are available today for performing the function of single-axis movement, whether it be for an assembly operation, testing, packaging or simple motion control.
Applications in the healthcare industry, medical devices in particular, have some demanding requirements for thermoplastic materials that are unique to this arena.
Three cell chemistries currently dominate the growing portable application market: Nickel-Metal Hydride (NiMH), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), and Lithium Polymer (Li-polymer).
Over the past 15 years, there have been many advances in medical imaging technology, from ultrasound, to Digital X-Ray and magnetic-resonance imaging (MRI). New applications are also being developed, including hyperspectral imaging and 3D/4D scans which can produce clinically relevant images.
With new regulatory pressures and in search of greater productivity and efficiency, leaders in the life science industries have explored harmonizing calibration, maintenance and validation management systems. Until recently, the available options required significant compromises to productivity.
Product authentication is the process of verifying or guaranteeing that a product or its consumable is either genuine or permitted to access a particular application.
Different types of screw threads have evolved for fastening, and hydraulic systems. Of special concern are plastic-to-metal, taper/parallel threaded joints in hydraulic circuits.
Microbridge Technologies has developed a thermo-anemometer micro-air-flow sensor principle, having very high flow-impedance, that allows accurate sensing of low differential pressures, over a wide dynamic range.
This white paper describes how compliance can be “hardwired” into the product development processes with a validated system that automatically captures required records for regulatory purposes.
Learn how medical device manufacturers are turning to motion control platforms that help control costs, streamline production on a global basis, and provide systems capable of delivering the most sophisticated 2-D and 3-D clinical images possible.
Medical device manufacturers have long embraced ERP and CRM software systems. However, they have primarily employed them to achieve operational efficiencies as well as to further sales and marketing objectives.
Materials information impacts many aspects medical device design and manufacturing. Best practice in accessing, managing, and using such information saves money, cuts time-to-market, and avoids risk.
In today’s litigious society, products used by consumers can become the source of product liability lawsuits. Outsourcing product development and manufacturing can create additional risk because the electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider’s practices may come under scrutiny in this type of lawsuit.
This white paper looks at the options available to medical device manufacturers in Li-ion battery technologies. Li-ion is a unique chemistry, requiring a different design approach.
Driven by semiconductor industry requirements, linear motor manufacturers have steadily increased precision, reduced prices, developed multiple motor types, and simplified integration into automation equipment. Modern linear motors provide 0g peak acceleration and 10-meters/second velocity, deliver unmatched dynamic agility, minimize maintenance, and multiply uptime.