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Perspectives on Miniaturization

May 7, 2008 7:57 am | Omnetics Connector Corp., Analog Devices, Inc., Memry Corp., Texas Instruments Inc. | Articles | Comments

Making medical devices smaller is a regular challenge for manufacturers, as well as their supply and service partners. Enabling these products to do more while taking up less space is a task every member in the process is responsible for accomplishing.


Perspectives on Metal in Healthcare

May 6, 2008 11:38 am | Able Electropolishing Co., Inc. | Articles | Comments

Metal is a tried and true material used in a variety of applications in the human body because it offers strength, durability, and reliability. Unfortunately, like most materials, it also has its downside and new materials being introduced may become better alternatives.


Perspectives in Molding

May 6, 2008 11:23 am | Articles | Comments

What will medical device manufacturers have to look forward to in terms of molding for their


Li-Ion/Li-Polymer Chargers Have Auto USB or AC Power-Source Selection

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Mouser Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The MCP73837 and MCP73838 dual-input, high-current Li-Ion/Polymer charge-management controllers are available. The single-cell, fully integrated chargers enable charge currents of up to 1 A from an AC power source, plus charging currents of up to 100 or 500 mA from a USB port.

Laser Engraving Machine Offers Accuracy and Repeatability

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The GP9000 engraving machine offers medical devices manufacturers excellent accuracy and repeatability due to its unique construction.

Ceramic Capacitors Offer Higher Voltages

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

Available in molded radial, molded axial, and two-pin dip leaded configurations, the expanded MIL-PRF-123 product offering includes improved capacitance values, higher voltages, and new tolerances. Capacitance values range from 0.1 pf in axial leads and up to 0.

Magnetostrictive Position Sensor Designed for Cylinder Applications

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Mts Systems Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

The redesigned Temposonics MT sensor is a magnetostrictive position sensor specifically designed to be embedded in welded and tierod style cylinders or any space-limited cylinder application with its diameter of 48 mm, reduced from the original MT sensor’s diameter of 58 mm.

EMI Filtered D-Sub Connectors Offered With Shorter Lead Times

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Product Releases | Comments

The high performance series 700 D-subminiature filtered connectors are offered with significantly shorter lead times&#151as short as two-weeks.


Polymer System Cures by UV Light and/or Heat

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Master Bond, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

This one component, optically clear, non-yellowing UV and/or heat curable polymer system is called UV15-7DC. This high performance system is designed for bonding, sealing, and coating applications. It is 100% reactive and does not contain any solvents or other volatiles.

Servo Motor Requires Only 4.5 A

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Quicksilver Controls, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The QCI-A34L-1, a NEMA 34 servo motor, only requires 4.5 A which means a single cable can be used for both motor and encoder signals and the servo motor can be driven from a small SilverDust D2 controller.

Lean Managed Switch Provides Key Management Functions

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Phoenix Contact | Product Releases | Comments

This Lean Managed Switch (LMS) is a compact, powerful, and economical managed Ethernet switch. The LMS provides key managed functions for users who want more capabilities than an unmanaged switch can provide, but find managed switches with full functionality are too expensive.

Temperature Sensor Is Designed for Easy Installation

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Athena Controls, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Bolt-on temperature sensors are offered for temperature sensing applications. Designed for quick and easy installation, the sensors are available in a wide temperature range and can be mounted on machines, against process pipes, or embedded directly into a machined part.

Board Stacking Connector Offers Better Signal Integrity

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Hypertronics | Product Releases | Comments

The PC/104+ board stacking connector utilizes the unique Hypertac contact system. The Hypertac contacts improve the performance of the PC/104 platform by providing immunity to shock and vibration fretting and allowing for matched impedance and better signal integrity.

Cleanroom Workstation Eliminates Back Stress

April 7, 2008 10:14 am | Terra Universal Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The ErgoHeight auto-adjusting workstation contributes to an ergonomic cleanroom environment by positioning the work surface at the correct height for each operator. Its high-torque, low-RPM motorized lifters safely handle a net load of 420 pounds, adequate for most bench-top equipment.

Chrome-Effect Film Eliminates Need for Electroplating

April 4, 2008 12:15 pm | Bayer Films Americas | Product Releases | Comments

Makrofol 3D Metallic FG film boasts a high-quality metallic gloss and a very eye-catching appearance. It is also the first film of its kind that can be cold-formed.


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