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Swager Reduces Production Costs With Automated Batch Processing

May 8, 2009 4:58 am | Machine Solutions Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The SW575S automated marker band swaging equipment is intended to reduce production costs with automated batch processing. This machine automatically positions and swages marker bands within tight manufacturing tolerances.

Thinnest Hybrid Active RFID Tag Currently on the Market

May 8, 2009 4:58 am | Cen Trak, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The IT-740 Staff Badge is the world’s thinnest hybrid active Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) tag currently on the market. The Staff Badge is so thin it is almost indistinguishable from a standard employee badge.

Foam Swab for Precise Cleaning

May 8, 2009 4:58 am | Qosina | Product Releases | Comments

This economical precision swab (Part # 18044) is offered to resolve equipment cleaning needs. The 3.6 mm head is ultrasonically welded onto a polypropylene handle for adhesive-free processing.

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May 2009 Digital Edition

May 1, 2009 12:00 am | Digital Editions | Comments

Inside: Read about laser machining to create higher polyimide tubing components in “Lasers Focus on Tubing,” from Avicenna Technology. Shared are professionals’ opinions on electronic device design. Additionally, read about optoelectronics and displays, DFMEA, digital orthotics and prosthetics, and the MD&M East show preview. Check out the selection of products, as well as the offerings for engineers in Design notes.

Encoder Upgrades Motor-Drive System Performance

April 16, 2009 12:57 pm | Portescap | Product Releases | Comments

The MR2 magneto resistive encoder is designed for seamless integration with the company’s motor drive systems. These encoders deliver accurate positioning at a controlled speed with factory-programmable resolution from four to 512 lines in discrete steps, in a compact package.

Valve Control Offers High Precision and 0.001 Second Cycle Speed

April 16, 2009 12:57 pm | Tridak | Product Releases | Comments

The model 345 digital valve controller can be used to control any pneumatically operated dispensing valve, including both single and double acting pneumatically operated valves. It has a 0.001 to 10 second cycle time range, settable in 0.001 second increments.

Acoustical Foams Silence Medical Equipment

April 16, 2009 12:57 pm | Interstate Specialty Products, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Acoustical foams for medical devices are available in several thicknesses and densities, with facings to tune the absorption spectrum and compensate for environmental conditions such as temperature and moisture.

Moisture Proof Precision Chips for High Humidity Precision Applications

April 13, 2009 6:19 am | Stackpole Electronics, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The RNCS series of passivated Nichrome chip resistors are an ideal low-cost alternative for expensive and hard-to-find tantalum nitride chip resistors.

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1.0 mm SMT Connectors Available With 36 Positions

April 13, 2009 6:19 am | Advanced Interconnections Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Mezza-pede SMT connectors are available with 36 positions. Designed for 1.0-mm pitch micro

Graphite Mold Casting Process Offers Value Alternative

April 13, 2009 6:19 am | Graphicast, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

With low mold production costs, relatively low per-part costs, and quick turnaround times, graphite mold casting is an ideal low-risk solution for the manufacture of high-precision components in uncertain economic times.

The Power of a Heartbeat

April 9, 2009 7:33 am | by Tracy Wotherspoon and Giles Stanley | Articles | Comments

In efforts to achieve greater levels of miniaturization for implantable devices, manufacturers are examining every component that goes into them. One of the most common components that impacts the size of an implantable is the battery.

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SMD Fuse With Clips Saves Space; Adds Versatility to Design

April 6, 2009 12:12 pm | Schurter, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The original IEC 60127-4 Universal Modular Fuse, series UMT 250, is offered in a convenient package to simplify fuse replacement. The fuse and fuseholder combination, dubbed the UMZ 250, provides high performance overcurrent circuit protection in primary or secondary circuits.

Ultra Compact 180 W Intelligent Drive Features CANopen

April 6, 2009 12:12 pm | Technosoft Sa | Product Releases | Comments

The IBL3605 is a remarkably compact intelligent servo drive measuring only 65 x 58 x 19 mm and reaches up to 600 W peak power.

High-Intensity Spot Lamp Offers Low Operating Cost

April 6, 2009 12:12 pm | Product Releases | Comments

The BlueWave 75, a high-power spot lamp, provides the optimal combination of low operating cost with high-intensity output to accommodate a wide variety of bonding applications.

Perspectives on President Obama, Part II

April 2, 2009 5:33 am | Articles | Comments

President Obama campaigned on the idea of change, addressing everything from foreign policy to healthcare. Change proposed by the federal government for healthcare often targets the way the FDA operates.

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