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Linear Motor Stage Brings Nanometer Accuracy to Two-Axis Applications

August 18, 2009 12:05 pm | Product Releases | Comments

Aerotech NanoTranslation (ANT95-XY, ANT95-XY-H) cross-roller-bearing, linear motor, dual-axis stages are the newest in the evolution of ANT series stages. The ANT95-XY and ANT95-XY-H are three-piece designs that allow travel in two dimensions (X and Y).

Communication Protocol for 6000 Series Paperless Graphic Recorder

August 18, 2009 12:05 pm | Eurotherm Chessell Recorders | Product Releases | Comments

Eurotherm has adopted EtherNet/IP as the communications protocol for its 6000 series Paperless Graphic Recorders, allowing its recorders to communicate with a huge installed base of EtherNet/IP enabled PLCs and other I/O and control devices in many industrial applications.

Circuit Connectors with Contact Pitches Ranging From 1 to 0.3mm

August 18, 2009 12:05 pm | Hirose Electric Usa | Product Releases | Comments

Hirose Electric Co., Ltd. offers an extensive line of flexible circuit connectors. Designated the FH Family, the connectors come in many different configurations with contact pitches ranging from 1 to 0.

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QuasarBrite Narrow Beam SMT LED decreases Light Angle for Narrow Beam Applications

August 7, 2009 11:16 am | Lumex | Product Releases | Comments

The QuasarBrite narrow beam SMT LED provides users with a tight beam of high-intensity red, green or blue light.

Sealed V4 Switches Feature Reduced Differential Movement and Precise Changeover

August 7, 2009 11:16 am | Wilbrecht Ledco, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The improved V4 microswitches offer a reduced differential movement of 0.05mm and below to better accommodate industrial applications such as electromagnetic brakes or pressure switches that require very small differential movements to operate correctly.

New backlit EKB-97-TP keyboard with touchpad

August 7, 2009 11:16 am | Econo-Keys | Product Releases | Comments

The EKB-97-TP is a backlit keyboard that is lit by blue LED lighting. The keyboard is ideal for working in dimly lit areas such as labs and patient rooms.

Coating on EMI Shielding

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | by Andrew Wang | Articles | Comments

As hospital rooms become more high tech, an important concern for today's medical device designer is electromagnetic interference (EMI). Much attention has already been given to the infamous cell phone case which highlights interference from radio frequency signals.

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Controversial Devices

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Astrodyne Corporation | Articles | Comments

Most medical devices are designed for the purpose of assisting people who are sick or suffering.

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Plain Bearings Offer Design Engineers Low Cost Alternative

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Lm76 | Product Releases | Comments

Plain bearings employ advanced PTFE polymers, ceramic, and specialty composites for linear and rotary applications to meet motion system designers' demanding requirements.

Tubing Products/Processing From Simplest to Most Intricate Configurations

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Judson A. Smith Company | Product Releases | Comments

Tubing products and tube processing services are offered to the medical device manufacturing industry. The company specializes in fabricating tubular parts from the simplest to the most intricate configurations and assemblies.

Metal Injection Molding Produces Complex 3D Shapes

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Parmatech Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Metal injection molding offers advantages to allow for producing complex, three dimensional shapes in medical device components that would be virtually impossible to achieve with conventional fabrication technologies.

Multi-Contact Nano Connectors Obtain Digital Transmission Rates Over 2 Gb/sec.

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Nano miniature electrical connectors are capable of terminating multiple lines of ultra-fine coaxial cable. Their proprietary process of terminating signals and grounds on separate contact pairs allows for extreme miniaturization of multi-contact high speed connectors.

Ceramic Package MHz Quartz Crystal for Implantable and High Reliability Applications

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Micro Crystal Ag | Product Releases | Comments

Circuit designers pressed for space should check out the CC7A-T1A, a MHz quartz crystal designed for applications in implantable medical, medical telemetry, and other high-reliability markets. This precision timing crystal has a package height of 0.9 mm and a footprint of only 3.2 × 1.5 mm.

Pinch Valve Series Has Low Power Requirements

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Product Releases | Comments

The redesigned, solenoid-operated 075P2 two-way valves have low power requirements and are available with a normally open or normally closed valve function. The design eliminates sharp edges, with smooth contours that allow easier insertion and removal of tubing without snares.

Panel Mount Controller Available in 1/8 DIN Size

August 5, 2009 10:45 am | Watlow Electric Manufacturing Company | Product Releases | Comments

The EZ-Zone PM panel mount controller, in a 1/8 DIN size, is available with choice of horizontal or vertical configuration, allowing it to fit variable cabinet profiles. It features larger characters and buttons, improving usability.

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