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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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Linear Stage (2601)

January 6, 2006 11:06 am | Skf Usa Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

"PICO" miniature linear stages can be incorporated easily into in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) instruments as fully integrated “plug-and-play” units.

LISTED UNDER: Positioning Stages and Tables

Actuator Helps Provide Quadriplegics the Power to Move

January 6, 2006 11:04 am | Product Releases | Comments

Invacare Corp., headquartered in Elyria, OH, is a global supplier of home healthcare products and the world’s largest manufacturer of wheelchairs. Power wheelchairs range from standard models to those customized specifically for the needs of a particular user.

LISTED UNDER: Actuators | Actuators

Absolute Wire Draw Encoders

November 2, 2005 6:41 am | Stegmann, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

BTF absolute wire draw encoders provide resolution up to 0.025 mm and are designed for measuring lengths up to 50 m. The combination of the wire draw mechanism and absolute encoder enables made-to-measure solutions for almost any application profile.

LISTED UNDER: Encoders

Anti-Backlash Nuts

November 2, 2005 6:41 am | Product Releases | Comments

A series of anti-backlash nuts are designed for applications that require precise positioning as they eliminate the minimal backlash between the lead screw and nut interface on external linear actuators.

LISTED UNDER: Actuators | Actuators | Actuators

Microstepping Driver

November 2, 2005 6:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

The upgraded IM481H Plus microstepping driver includes the patented motion control chip that adds active anti-resonance, ultra smooth low speed motion, and precise current control to perform demanding motion control applications. It drives stepping motors up to NEMA size 23. The driver measures 1.

LISTED UNDER: Drives
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Operating Room Robotics

November 2, 2005 5:56 am | Product Releases | Comments

Robots are starting to move into the OR. This article presents an overview of how the pioneers in this evolving field are bringing innovative techniques to surgeons. On the cover: The majority of surgical robots are better described as teleoperators.

LISTED UNDER: Other Motors | Actuators | Actuators

Brush-Commutated DC Motors

September 30, 2005 11:38 am | Product Releases | Comments

Pittman brand Series 6000 22-mm brush-commutated iron-core DC motors are designed for applications requiring the power of an ironless core or coreless motor without the associated cost.

LISTED UNDER: Brush DC Motors

Gas Spring

August 31, 2005 11:15 am | Stabilus | Product Releases | Comments

Ideally suited for medical applications such as recline and vertical height adjustment of hospital beds, wheelchairs, and stretchers, the rigid locking Bloc-O-Lift gas spring promises safe and reliable position adjustment.

LISTED UNDER: Gas Springs

Valves Website

August 31, 2005 9:19 am | Product Releases | Comments

Mead Fluid Dynamics, a leader in the field of pneumatic components, has redesigned and re-launched its website. The new site has been designed for easy navigation and provides technical information on control valves, cylinders, specialty valves, and production devices.

LISTED UNDER: Cylinders | Control

Hybrid Bearings

August 15, 2005 8:36 am | Product Releases | Comments

Hybrid ceramic ball bearings serve in large variable-speed electric motor applications and offer key performance benefits over standard steel ball bearings.

LISTED UNDER: Bearings

Gearmotor

August 11, 2005 8:20 am | Bodine Electric Company | Product Releases | Comments

The Type 3RD gearmotor is designed for applications that require very slow rotation and high torque. They are available with the 30R AC, 24A DC, and 22B brushless DC motors.

LISTED UNDER: Gear Motors

Brushless Motor Controller

August 11, 2005 8:20 am | Maxon Precision Motors, Inc. | Product Releases | Comments

The DECV 50/5 is a compact digital velocity controller designed for controlling brushless motors up to 250 watts equipped with hall sensors. The controller has a speed range of 1,000 to 60,000 RPM for two-pole motors.

LISTED UNDER: Motor Speed Controllers

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