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Smaller May Be Better, but It’s Not Always Easy

October 9, 2007 4:27 am | Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company | Articles | Comments

Medical OEMs face a number of challenges in miniaturizing device designs. Fortunately, new electronic capabilities and technologies are enabling this process to be performed more efficiently.

The Next Evolution of Parylene Coating

October 9, 2007 4:26 am | Specialty Coating Systems | Articles | Comments

Parylene is an excellent option for medical device manufacturers seeking a device coating for their product. Unfortunately, specific factors limit its use in certain applications. A new variation offers benefits that address these concerns.

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Determining if a Material Makes the Grade for Combination Products

October 9, 2007 4:26 am | Articles | Comments

This presentation—the follow-up to an article that appeared in the May issue—reviews the physical characteristics of the materials used when designing and manufacturing a combination product.

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Processes for Rapidly Ensuring a Quality Product

October 9, 2007 4:26 am | Articles | Comments

Device companies are always seeking new methods with which to save time and money in the design and manufacturing processes.

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Automating Manual Drug Delivery Testing Processes

October 9, 2007 4:26 am | Astech Projects | Product Releases | Comments

Automating a traditionally manual process can introduce a variety of advantages to the procedure.

Connection Selection: Identifying Fluid Connector Options

September 10, 2007 9:47 am | Colder Products Company | Articles | Comments

Selecting the right fluid line connector can boost performance and bring enhanced benefits to a medical device. However, with a variety of choices between fittings, luers, and couplings, it is difficult to know which offering would be best indicated for a specific application.

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Five Basic Steps to Proper Membrane Selection

September 10, 2007 9:47 am | Articles | Comments

Selecting a membrane to use with a medical device seems like a relatively simple enough process, however, without careful consideration of a number of key factors, a device can fail as a result of an improper choice.

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Compressing the Storage Demands for CT Imaging

September 10, 2007 9:47 am | by Al Wegener | Articles | Comments

Medical imaging applications, such as CT scanning, move extremely large amounts of data through a system at a very high rate.

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Peelable Header Pouch

September 10, 2007 9:46 am | Product Releases | Comments

A new generation, peelable chevron header pouch, called Duet, that reduces costs while offering improved aseptic presentation of medical products is offered. Duet’s hybrid design combines elements from both header bags and chevron pouches.

Electricity Converting Film

September 10, 2007 9:46 am | Nextreme Thermal Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

This miniature, thin film thermoelectric generator (TEG) converts heat directly into electricity.

CAN-Ethernet Gateway

September 10, 2007 9:46 am | Esd Electronics, Inc | Product Releases | Comments

EtherCAN is a CAN-ethernet gateway that converts from CAN into ethernet to overcome the limited physical length of CAN networks. Since CAN technology was originally developed for the automotive industry, it has limitations for high-speed data transmission (1 MBit/sec) at distances of over 50 ft.

Inverters

September 10, 2007 9:46 am | Endicott Research Group | Product Releases | Comments

SE/SE2 and E200II Series inverters for CCFL-backlit LCDs are vacuum-encapsulated to provide maximum reliability and excellent resistance to shock, vibration, and humidity.

Flat Flexible Cable

September 10, 2007 9:46 am | Axon Cable Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Gold contact FFC/FPC connectors may be mated with flat flexible cable that contains a gold coating on the stripped ends for an extra measure of reliability in board-to-board interconnections.

Small Footprint, Big Impact

September 10, 2007 9:46 am | Articles | Comments

By adding robotics to the production line, a company can turbocharge its product quality, reliability, and speed to market. This article will focus on what characteristics should be examined when considering a robotic solution for various tasks.

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Brushless DC Motor (4369)

September 10, 2007 6:54 am | Micromo | Product Releases | Comments

The Smoovy Series 0308…B version of the brushless DC motor line uses the “System Faulhaber” skewed winding in combination with a rotor made of Neodymium rare-earth magnets to provide cog-free motion. The bearing system of the Series 0308…B brushless DC motor is now composed of jewel bearings.

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