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Filtering the Options

September 10, 2008 8:33 am | Universal Air Filter Co. | Articles | Comments

Air filter customization involves a number of variables for medical device designers to consider. From materials to size to standards compliance, the options available can enable a designer to customize a filter that will be perfectly suited for his specific application.

Compact Power Line Filters Feature Slide-In Mounting

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Product Releases | Comments

The CORCOM SRB series of power line filters has been enhanced to include slide-in versions for quick, easy mounting in panel openings. The slide-in mounting approach provides a simple, cost-effective installation method, reducing the need for additional mounting hardware.

Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Offered in Ultra-Miniature Size

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

The GB Series' fully illuminated clear polyamide plunger is designed to produce a high visibility of status indication and is available with red, green, or amber LED illumination.

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Ultra-Thin Sensors Are Only 3.5 mm Thick

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Ramco Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

The E Series is designed for sensing applications where there is virtually no room for mounting a sensor. Even with an ultra-small 20 mm H × 12 mm W profile, the E Series offers long sensing distance of 500 mm.

Foot Switch Eliminates Lower Leg Stress

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | LINEMASTER Switch Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Junior foot switch is designed with an ergonomic low profile-cast aluminum cover built for ease of use and long life. The switch eliminates lower leg stress and pain after many hours of usage, and can be operated while sitting or standing.

Circuit Protector Offers Versatility, Extended Current Ratings

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The UMT 250 series has added new current ratings from 80 mA to 10 A. The series is designed to provide overcurrent and short-circuit protection in both primary and secondary circuits. The versatile one-package solution streamlines design, procurement, and automated assembly processes.

Gold Plated Bellows Offered for High Frequency Interconnection

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Servometer - Pmg, Llc | Product Releases | Comments

These gold plated bellows contacts are an alternative to spring-loaded type test pins for the next generation of high frequency test applications.

High Rate Lithium Ion Cell Lighter With More Power

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Panasonic Industrial Company | Product Releases | Comments

The CGR26650A is a high rate lithium ion cell. The cell’s nickel manganese-based cathode material delivers higher discharge rates and better temperature stability than comparative cells, while the company’s exclusive heat-resistance layer technology provides safer operation.

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The Beat Goes On

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Articles | Comments

The Project: Develop a more sophisticated approach to the design and development process beyond the build-and-test method for a novel cardiac pump device. The Solution: Use FEA software to test a variety of different variables that need to be examined for a successful design of the device.

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Short Run Molding for Long Term Success

September 10, 2008 8:32 am | Articles | Comments

Molding is a critical process in the manufacture of medical devices. However, long molding runs are not always the ideal option for the fabrication of components for a device. Short run molding provides numerous advantages to medical device designers that would not be otherwise realized.

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LG Added to Line of Accurate, Smooth Linear Guide Ball Bushings

September 5, 2008 7:17 am | Thk America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The LG Linear guide ball bushing offers high accuracy, smooth motion, and high load capacities. Its rotation prevention function, where four rows of circular arc grooves are arranged on the shaft, is included to ensure precise movement.

New Polyisoprene Parts Added to Offering

September 5, 2008 7:17 am | Kent Elastomer Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Company has increased its choice of materials available within the company’s dip molding technology. They are now able to offer dip-molded parts made of synthetic polyisoprene. This material has the look, feel, and physical properties of natural rubber latex.

Multi-Camera Vision System Features Touch Screen Controller

September 5, 2008 7:17 am | Ramco Innovations | Product Releases | Comments

The Optex MVS color camera system features a compact controller with a touch-screen monitor supporting up to three cameras and lighting for fast and easy integration. The controller has a built-in 4.

New Colors Added in High Density PCBs

September 4, 2008 7:12 am | Keystone Electronics Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

New, additional colors have been added to the line of rugged devices which replace wire-wrap posts and turret terminals. The new colors consist of brown, green, blue, purple, and gray which, with the existing colors, can be used on 0.062 and 0.093 thick PCBs with a variety of gripping devices.

Customers Gain Access to New 32 Amp Connectors

September 4, 2008 7:12 am | Mouser Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

PowerCon AC connectors, 32 amp power connectors, are now available. The connectors are 3-pole, single-phase AC installation couplers without breaking capacity and they feature a current rating of 32 amps for voltage up to 250 Vac, as well as a unique locking system and cable strain relief.

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