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Processor Provides Over 20 Easy-to-Use Features to Improve OEM Machine Designs

January 20, 2009 6:47 am | Performance Motion Devices, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Recent advancements of the Magellan family and its accompanying Pro-Motion and C-Motion software tools give designers a way to quickly incorporate motion control functionality into their demanding machine designs.

Hexagonal Posts Offered for Fastening, Standoff

January 20, 2009 6:47 am | Misumi Usa, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

Small diameter (4.0 to 5.5 mm), RoHS-compliant hex posts, in 303 stainless with one end tapped and one end threaded or both ends tapped, are available in lengths from 5.0 to 20 mm and configurable in 1.0-mm increments. They allow the ideal dimensional standoff for a particular design.

Power Supplies Feature Flexible Outputs

January 19, 2009 4:05 am | Power Sources Unlimited Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PM300 Series of AC/DC power supplies offer a compact and performance packed design with full compliance to worldwide EN60101-1 medical safety standards. The series has a universal 90-264 VAC input and single, dual, triple, or quad outputs, ranging from 3.3 to 48 VDC.

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Toggle Switches Offered in Single/Double Pole Models

January 19, 2009 4:05 am | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

S Series locking lever, medium capacity electromechanical toggle switches are offered in single pole and double pole models, both with two or three maintained positions. They are available as single throw or double circuits and the electrical capacity ranges from 15 to 20 A @ 125 VAC.

Plastic Dissipates Heat, Increases Life of LED Units

January 19, 2009 4:05 am | Cool Polymers, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

A thermally conductive plastic, CoolPoly, has been developed expressly for managing the heat output of increasingly popular light emitting diodes (LEDs).

Acrylic Sheet Helps Put the Best Face on Flat-Panel Display

January 14, 2009 9:26 am | by Antoinette Spages | Articles | Comments

The Project: Eliminate the issues that exist with the uncoated acrylic over the LCD flat-panel display on a cosmetic system. The Solution: Use an abrasion-resistant optical-grade acrylic sheet that functions like glass, but is significantly lighter and more durable.

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Taking a PEEK at Material Options for Orthopedics

January 14, 2009 9:26 am | by Amy Kinbrum | Articles | Comments

The orthopedics market is dominated by metal materials used for implants. While these options offer an excellent level of healthcare for patients requiring such devices, they certainly are not the absolute best answer to replicate natural bone.

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Scanning to Achieve the Human Touch

January 14, 2009 9:26 am | by Kristine Spangard | Articles | Comments

The Project: Fabricate artificial finger prostheses with lifelike accuracy for partial finger amputees. The Solution: Use a laser scanning system that enables a 3D digital CAD model to be created so that custom solutions may be designed. By Kristine Spangard Kristine Spangard, M.S.

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Healthcare at Home (Part II)

January 14, 2009 9:26 am | Analog Devices, Inc., Texas Instruments Inc. | Articles | Comments

A major trend in medicine is to move treatments and monitoring out of the hospital or even the doctor's office and either attach them to the patient or enable it to be done in the home. Of course, this relies on medical device technology in order to make it possible.

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Healthcare at Home (Part I)

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Hypertronics | Articles | Comments

A major trend in medicine is to move treatments and monitoring out of the hospital or even the doctor's office and either attach them to the patient or enable it to be done in the home. Of course, this relies on medical device technology in order to make it possible.

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Die-Cut Membranes Can Be Offered in Intricate Shapes

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Interstate Specialty Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

These custom die-cut membranes are manufactured to specification using a proprietary process which produces smoother edges than compression cutting and is performed in a clean practice, positive pressure facility.

EMI Filter Plate Features Potting and Pin Protector

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Product Releases | Comments

This EMI filter plate comes with special epoxy potting and a rubber pin protector for applications where rough handling or challenging environmental conditions are typical.

Thin Filter Media Meets UL 94

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Universal Air Filter Co. | Product Releases | Comments

This 0.12-inch-thick Quadrafoam is the thinnest media available that meets the UL 94 HF-1 rating. The media is soft and compressible and available in 45, 60, and 80 pores-per-inch (PPI).

Connectors Bring Thermocouple Probes to PCBs

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Omega Eng. Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The PCC connector attaches directly to circuit boards and is perfect for bringing thermocouple probes to printed circuit boards. Two sizes are available to mate with either standard or miniature-size connectors.

Glass Ceramic Enables Machinable Material and Finished Components

January 14, 2009 9:25 am | Goodfellow Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Macor glass ceramic products are available as both machinable material (rods, plates, bars, and discs) and finished components that are precision-machined to customer specifications. The company delivers the performance of a technical ceramic with the versatility of a high-performance plastic.

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