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Respiratory Motion Tracking for Robotic Radiosurgery

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Calvin R. Maurer, Jr., Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

Tumors in the thorax and abdomen move up to several centimeters during respiration. This intra-fraction motion impacts all forms of external beam radiation therapy and is an issue that is becoming increasingly important in the era of image-guided radiotherapy.

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Electronics Catalog Features over 20,000+ New Products and 11 New Suppliers

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mouser Electronics Inc. offers catalog #638 which features 2,192 pages of the newest products and technologies from over 390 premiere electronic component suppliers.

Mazak Launches Virtual Technology Center

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mazak Corp. has launched its Virtual Technology Center, an innovative online resource that brings the latest advancements in machining technology, product development, training, service, and support to the customer's fingertips.

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UPS Reference Design Demonstrates Digital Power Advantages

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Microchip Technology's pure sine wave uninterruptible power supply (UPS) reference design is based on the dsPIC33F "GS" series of digital-power digital signal controllers.

Standard and Custom Balloons Catalog Is Online

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Interface Catheter Solutions has extensive experience in producing medical balloons to client specifications either on a prototype or contract manufacturing basis for a variety of clinical applications.

igus Offers Fully Searchable Catalogs on CD-Rom

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

igus Inc.'s 2009 catalogs are available on CD-Rom. The updated, fully searchable CD-Rom features full versions of the company's cable carrier, continuous-flex cables, and bearings print catalogs.

Dow Launches Expanded Online Marketplace for Silicone-based Products

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Xiameter web-enabled marketplace from Dow Corning launched an expanded business model and new website to provide more products, better functionality, and an easier method to order silicone-based products.

Search Technology Increases Corporate R & D Productivity

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

illumin8 is a web-based semantic text-mining solution designed to help corporate research professionals answer complex R&D questions with greater speed and effectiveness. For end-users, illumin8 is now even "smarter" in that users do not need to remember arcane search parameters or syntax.

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Integrated Energy Calculator for Most Energy-Efficient Machine Operation

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Product Releases | Comments

Engel has developed a new energy calculation software program which allows operators to view and analyze real-time energy consumption under different machine set-up parameters. The integrated energy calculator allows for the most efficient machine cycle while maintaining peak performance.

Miniaturization in the Medical Interconnect Market

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Anthony Kalaijakis | Smiths Connectors | Hypertac | Articles | Comments

Four men and one woman reduced to a microscopic fraction of their original size, boarding a miniaturized atomic sub and being injected into a dying man's carotid artery.

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Powering a Sterilization-Proof RFID Tag

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | by Sol Jacobs | Articles | Comments

The Project: Power RFID tags that are used to collect data and track medical equipment throughout the hospital. The Solution: Employ high temperature lithium batteries so devices can go through sterilization cycles without having to remove the power source, enabling a continuous data stream.

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Actuator for Cleanroom Environments

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Thk America, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Suitable for cleanroom environments, the CGL15N/CGL20N Actuator has a clean, corrosion resistant, and long–term maintenance-free design. For low particle generation, it features a seal mechanism and a full size cover. AFE-CA grease (designed for cleanrooms) is also used to reduce dust.

Brushless Motor Offers Solution for Programmable Motion Control Applications

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Crouzet | Product Releases | Comments

The Motomate brushless motor features compact size, convenience, and easy programmability. Designed with an integral controller, the motor provides an all-in-one solution for a wide range of applications where programmable movement of simple mechanisms is required.

Mini Lead Screw Assemblies Engineered for Demanding Miniature Applications

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Haydon Kerk Motion Solutions | Product Releases | Comments

The Mini Series lead screw assemblies are for demanding miniature applications, such as miniature pumps and dispensing systems, micro-actuators, and laser/optical focusing mechanisms.

Large-Scale Torque in a Small Package

August 5, 2009 10:44 am | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The flat motor measures Ø10 × 12.5 mm and offers a high nominal torque of up to 0.83 mNm and a stall torque of up to 1.29 mNm. Its outer diameter of 10 mm includes a protective cover that serves as protection against contact and as a mounting aid during installation of the motor.

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