Machinists producing parts for medical device OEMs face demands for smaller parts, tighter tolerances, faster turnarounds, and new materials. This report, based on interviews with experts in the field, explores these and other topics.
In order to minimize the risk of post-operative infection, medical device manufacturer Anspach Effort must ensure the sterility of its high-speed drill system used for skull and spinal surgery.
KimTech Pure Wipers have been specifically designed for ISO Class 4 and higher cleanrooms. Made of 100 percent polypropylene, they can be autoclaved and EtO sterilized.
Series 109BL motorized ceiling filter modules are designed for use in tee bar ceiling grid systems and allow ease of installation where overhead space is limited.
Microtech high-tech chairs for Class 10 cleanrooms and Class 10 combination clean room/static control applications have been enhanced with ergonomic improvements. Adjustable armrests and additional controls for seat and/or backrest adjustment are now available as options.
Four-, five-, and six-axis robots are offered to medical device manufacturers for payloads of up to 20 kg. All models are available in both standard and cleanroom configurations. Repeatability is as low as 0.015 mm. Easy-to-use software, teaching pendants, and controllers are also offered.
The Kwikmark system is available with a 12 in. x 4 in. marking field and a programmable Z-axis. This design streamlines marking into deep cavities and recesses and is ideal for multiple level marking.
Custom electrical test sets monitor and control a wide range of variables so that manufacturers of electrical products can accurately test their products.
Plastalloy material can be magnetized using various magnetization methods including conventional, two-poles each side, multiple-poles, or custom solutions to suit many medical and dental applications.
Three EMI/RFI shielding, beryllium copper, alternate slot gaskets are offered. Extending across the contact radius of these symmetrical profile gaskets, slots alternate from one side to the other. This design enhances the strength of the gasket while maintaining its flexibility.
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.
An illuminated signage option is available for the SL120 sound level monitor. A kit now includes an SL120, a 120 VAC adaptor, a single-sided 110 VAC illuminated light box with red translucent face, and an AC alarm relay module with 9 ft cable (SL120K).
These ultrasonic proximity sensors generate a highly focused beam of sound that can access very tight spaces and openings. Just 0.5 in. in diameter and 3.5 to 4.0 in. long, these sensors are designed for small space applications.
This cost-effective laboratory water purification system is designed for the clinical diagnostic market. The Elix Clinical system is designed for medium-sized clinical analyzers performing chemistry and immunochemistry assays.