Medical device manufacturers are overburdened with managing a tremendous amount of data, in addition to maintaining the systems with which to utilize that information in order to keep pace with competition.
Emphasis on Disposables:Disposable Interconnect Solutions Aid in Creating Enhanced Treatment OptionsApril 4, 2006 12:16 pm | Smiths Connectors | Hypertac | Comments
The use of reliable interconnect technology enables minimally invasive disposable electronic probes to be utilized in a greater number of procedures and harsher environments. The following article examines this technology and how it can provide additional benefits to a complete connector system.
Too often, packaging is not given enough consideration in the product development process and, as a result, manufacturers are left to resolve serious issues that could have been avoided if addressed earlier.
With the variety of tubing options available to medical device manufacturers, it is often difficult to determine which type would be best suited to a particular application.
This benchtop or wall-mount see-thru dispenser holds five popular sizes of PVC heat shrink tubing for design, assembly, service, and repair applications. The Pull-Pak dispenser holds five mini-spools of highly flame retardant, low shrink temperature 1/16, 1/8, 3/16, 1/4, and 3/8 in.
Ganged RF cable plugs are offered for terminating two, four, six, or eight wires simultaneously with a choice of a standard 26 AWG coax cable or a high performance 26 AWG coax cable with 1.4 dielectric constant. The ganged assemblies are available with captive screw options for rugged applications.
The Ultran Band rodless band cylinder addresses the unique sealing challenge of a mechanical piston/yoke connection and can be used in a variety of applications. It is available in a large variety of bore sizes, in both inch and metric versions and with a standard stroke length of up to 10 ft.
AirPlus Mini produces air pillows at a rate of 20 feet per minute, yet occupies less than two square feet of desktop space. This lightweight, portable, compact unit is easy to install—just plug it in to any standard wall outlet.
These 1.0 micron high resolution, low cost linear stages feature exceptionally long life without the need of adjustment, lubrication, or maintenance.
The IK-1000 is an extreme low-light, color video camera. The imaging system features proprietary electron-multiplying CCD technology, making it ideal for all ultra low-light applications.
Designed to save space and weight while increasing interconnect reliability with Mil Spec material, these microminiature circular connectors are used in medical applications. They are ready for overmolding and insertion into handheld probes and instruments.
Commercial quality anti-backlash lead screw nuts have a minimum preload of 0.19 lbs. to a maximum preload of 11.1 lbs., with internal threads of 3/16-20 to 5/8-10, and are manufactured in Turcite X engineered thermoplastic material.
The Avia 532-30 delivers over 30 watts of green (532 nm) output. This q-switched, diodepumped laser is designed to meet the needs of high-throughput materials processing as well as demanding scientific applications.
Meet thermal management and air filtration requirements for blowers and fans—axial flow, cross flow, intelligent fan packs, pancake styles—with low-profile, low-air resistance filters.