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Emphasis on Motion Control: Turning to Ball Screw Technology

February 7, 2006 5:39 am | Skf Usa Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Precise motion control is critical in a number of medical devices. Unfortunately, with the many options available to manufacturers, it is often difficult to know which solution is ideal for a particular application.

LISTED UNDER: Ball and Lead Screws | Heating Elements | Air Pump

Emphasis on Motion Control: New Accuracy Measurements Ensure Smooth Motion in High-Tech Medical Machines

February 7, 2006 5:39 am | Bosch Rexroth Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

Improved accuracy measurement in linear ball rail system benefits medical applications such as imaging, radiation treatment, and bone density measurement. This exclusive article examines common concerns with traditional rail systems and how this new technology offers a solution to them.

LISTED UNDER: Linear Motion Systems | Medical Device Testing | Component Testing

Torque Brushless Motor

February 6, 2006 10:30 am | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The “EC 45 4-pole” delivers the performance and lifetime of a brushless motor. A powerful 4-pole neodymium magnet provides high torque without a gearhead. The motors are electronically commutated thus enabling extremely long motor life, since there are simply no mechanical brushes to wear out.

LISTED UNDER: Brushless DC Motors
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Magnetic Latching Solenoids

February 6, 2006 10:30 am | Product Releases | Comments

B16L, B17L, and C5L miniature open frame magnetic latching solenoids are each well suited for battery operation while providing strokes up to 0.18 in. and forces up to 3 lbs. They offer up to 100,000 cycles with moderate force output.

LISTED UNDER: Solenoids

Switches and Indicators

February 6, 2006 10:30 am | Eao Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 84 extremely low profile range of durably rugged switches and indicators features a minimally low back-of-panel depth thus making them ideal for applications where space is restricted. Being just 2.0 mm above the front panel, these units complement any contemporary control panel.

LISTED UNDER: Switches/Pushbuttons

Stepper Drives (2695)

February 6, 2006 10:30 am | Applied Motion Products | Product Releases | Comments

STAC6-Si high performance stepper drives are programmable for stand-alone operation with easy-to-use Si Programmer Windows-based software with integrated tuning. A graphical point-and-click format combines motion, I/O, and operator interface functionality for simple machine sequencing.

LISTED UNDER: Stepping Motor Drives

Rolling Bearings

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Skf Usa Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

Insocoat electrically insulated rolling bearings promote increased reliability and machine uptime by protecting against potential damage caused by the passage of electric current in AC and DC motors, generators, and associated equipment.

LISTED UNDER: Bearings

DIP Switches

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Nkk Switches | Product Releases | Comments

The RoHS compliant JS series of subminiature DIP switches incorporate several distinctive characteristics including both through-hole and surface mount configurations as well as the choice of four or eight positions.

LISTED UNDER: Switches/Pushbuttons
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Brush DC Servomotors

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

MAE brand Series 500 brush-commutated DC servomotors offer precision and speed for power applications in a wide range of industries. Their design features and construction deliver smooth-running performance and promote extended service life.

LISTED UNDER: DC Servo Motors

Captive Linear Actuators

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Product Releases | Comments

Three metric strokes of 18, 25, and 31 mm are now available on the Z26000 captive linear actuators. These extended travels are in addition to the Z26000 series that is offered with a ½ in. of travel.

LISTED UNDER: Actuators | Actuators | Actuators

Proximity Switches

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Contrinex, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The Series 1180/1181 and Series 1300 - 1303 ready-to-connect ultrasonic proximity switches are available as diffuse and reflex sensors.

LISTED UNDER: Switches/Pushbuttons

Lead Screw

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Kerk Motion Products | Product Releases | Comments

The VHD series helps in eliminating drag and wear associated with high pre-load forces. The anti-backlash assembly provides the maximum load-carrying capability and the highest axial and radial stiffness of any of the company’s nut assembly.

LISTED UNDER: Ball and Lead Screws

Keypad Tact Switches

February 6, 2006 10:29 am | Itt Industries | Product Releases | Comments

Combining high performance, usability, and robustness, the KMX series of low profile, keypad tact switches offers users a pleasant, tactile feel together with a fast switching response. At only 0.58 mm thick, the series employs an extremely slim switch design.

LISTED UNDER: Switches/Pushbuttons

Hydrophobic Membranes

January 11, 2006 10:42 am | Millipore Corporation | Product Releases | Comments

SureVent hydrophobic and super-hydrophobic membranes are gamma stable and can be used for improved sanitization capabilities.

LISTED UNDER: Hydrophobic | Transducers

Piezo Motor

January 9, 2006 6:20 am | New Scale Technologies, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The tiny SQL series Squiggle motor offers precise linear motion at low power for smaller portable OEM electronic products, including medical devices. At 2.4 x 2.4 mm, the motor is half the size of the company's earlier motors for OEMs.

LISTED UNDER: Other Motors

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