CCFLs powered by DC-AC inverters have been dominant in medical patient monitors, but LED BLUs are on the horizon and gaining ground in terms of usage. The benefits of each differ across many areas, including functionality, reliability, and cost.
Overcoming typical TPU processing problems involving moisture and temperature can be a challenge when fabricating components or extruding tubing for medical devices. This article offers several tips to address these common concerns.
A solid design can go a long way in the success of a product. Similarly, a solidly designed software solution that provides a true user-friendly experience can also lead to a very successful product.
Software is making its way into a variety of medical devices to help offer patients a higher degree of effectiveness from these devices.
Many systems require a variety of different capabilities, such as air, fluid, and electronics, to be connected to a tool. As such, device manufacturers must ensure that each element is kept completely separate from each other. This can be especially challenging at the connection point.
By Rob Wilkinson Here's the bottom line up front-platinum-cured silicone is the exceptional choice for medical, pharmaceutical, and biotech tubing applications, as well as medical devices that require extended contact with tissues and bodily fluids.
The Project: Connect the various subsystems of a left ventricular assist system with a solution that offers reliability and durability. The Solution: Utilize cable assemblies that enable easy, but not accidental, disconnects, and provide a comfortable feel for patients.
OSRAM Opto Semiconductors is providing, for the first time, thermal models for computing different LED designs as downloads. In addition to electrical, mechanical, and optical data, a compact model for Flotherm software is now permanently available for calculating thermal behavior.
Navitar, offers its 2009 product catalog featuring a full line of optical solutions for machine vision, automation, assembly, imaging, measuring, inspection and biomedical sciences.
This brochure highlights the advanced manufacturing techniques used to create flexible printed circuits for today's sophisticated electronic applications.
Mouser Electronics Inc. offers the latest catalog for 2009. Catalog #637 (Feb April 09) features 2,184 pages of the newest products and technologies from over 390 premiere electronic component suppliers.
The Linear Motion and Assembly Technologies group of Bosch Rexroth Corp. offers its VarioFlow Modular Conveyor brochure to help machine builders, integrators, and end-users design and implement flexible conveyor systems for a wide range of material handling and packaging applications.
For medical device manufacturers in search of assembly adhesives and equipment, Henkel Corp. has
Brochure describes B&H Tool Company's engineering, production, and technical support for companies who use extrusion tooling, including adjustable center, fixed center, and multi-layer crossheads, as well as in-line die assemblies.
Cognex Corp. offers an online tool to help manufacturers understand the benefits that can be achieved through the use of machine vision and industrial identification. The Cost Savings Advisor also acts as a great check list to ensure that all potential savings from using vision are identified.