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International Plastics Design Competition

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Alliance of Plastics Processors (APP) is now accepting applications for the International Plastics Design Competition (IPDC), which will co-locate with NPE2009 on June 22-26 at Chicago's McCormick Place.

Linear Hydraulic Seals CAD Files

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has expanded its CAD service that, along with metric sizes, now includes inch version CAD files for linear hydraulic seals. This makes it easier to design and download seal profiles directly into drawings.

Illuminated Pushbutton Switch Available as SPST or DPST

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

Illuminated with two separate LEDs, the LP6 are available as SPST or DPST. Specifications include


Inverters Offer Plug-and-Play Solutions for Backlighting

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The family of Smart Force DC-AC EL inverters provides a wide range of standard and custom solutions for display and device designers who need to power electroluminescent (EL) backlit LCDs or devices where EL is used for accent and decorative lighting.

3U CompactPCI Board Combines FPGA Flexibility With I/O Functionality

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

This 3U CompactPCI board combines the flexibility of user-defined FPGA technology tailored to specific application requirements with compact universal SA-adapter boards, which provide the physics for legacy serial I/O, fieldbus interfaces, and other small I/O functions.

24 W Series of Class I/II Power Adapters Achieves CEC Compliance

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Tumbler Technologies + TRUMPower | Product Releases | Comments

The TRM24 series of 12-24 W desktop power adapters have approvals to Class I and Class II medical standards. The series, which accepts a 90-264 V universal input, features output overvoltage, overload, and short circuit protections.

Circular Nano Connectors Available With Custom Overmolding

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Omnetics Connector Corp. | Product Releases | Comments

Company offers a custom molding service on its newly-introduced nano circular connectors. Medical and other high reliability applications are designing equipment that requires the electrical connectors to be molded into equipment housings.

Mode Scrambler Option Eliminates High Power Laser Hot Spots

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The mode scrambler option for a line of high power laser delivery assemblies protects the fiber optic conduit by conducting heat away from the fiber end. Incorporated into the proximal end of the laser assembly, the mode scrambler allows the laser beam a homogeneous exit.


Type 33 Case Comes in Standard, EMC, and Compact Styles

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

This modular instrument case enclosure is offered in a two-piece clamshell configuration, allowing access to the interior. The design provides easy assembly and serviceability. The Type 33 case comes in standard, EMC, and compact styles.

Diode Laser Module Offers 100 mW at 660 nm

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Product Releases | Comments

The Cube 660-100 laser delivers 100 mW of CW output at 660 nm, making it the highest output power red diode laser module available from the company to date.

External Switching Power Adapters Offer Single Outputs

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | Astrodyne Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The ASA100/120/150 series of desktop style external switching power adapters offers single outputs in voltages that range from 12 to 48 VDC. All units accept a universal input of 90-264 VAC. These feature-rich adapters provide line/load regulation of 0.5/5% respectively; low ripple/noise of 1.

Electromagnetic Simulation Helps Design Next Generation of MRI Equipment

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | by Dr. Christopher M. Collins | Articles | Comments

The Project: Gain a better understanding of how the RF transceiver interacts with the nuclei in MRI systems in order to be able to design the next generation. The Solution: Use electromagnetic simulation software to demonstrate how these interactions occur. By Dr. Christopher M.


Dispensing the Facts on Valves

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | by Steven Young | Articles | Comments

Dispense valves can be a vital tool in the assembly and manufacture of medical devices. However, choosing the correct type to use for a particular application may not always be abundantly clear.


Boning Up on Spinal Implants

December 5, 2008 7:03 am | by Will Curtis | Articles | Comments

The ideal treatment for replacing a part of the body with an implant would be to restore the area to a natural state. Unfortunately, this is not possible with traditional materials used for spinal implants, which can cause issues for the patient in years following surgery.


Fixed Stage Microscope

November 11, 2008 5:34 am | Product Releases | Comments

Electrophysiological experiments can be performed with the Axio Examiner Fixed Stage Microscope with considerably greater ease and with maximum flexibility and safety.


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