Emphasis on Motion Control: New Accuracy Measurements Ensure Smooth Motion in High-Tech Medical MachinesFebruary 7, 2006 5:39 am | 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.
On the cover: Dave Hart, project manager for Haemonetics Corp., monitors the product record, managed with Agile PLM. Haemonetics is a global company engaged in the design, manufacture, and worldwide marketing of automated blood processing systems.
With an outer diameter as small as 8 mm, these high precision miniature joints are suited specifically for medical equipment and many applications in which space is restricted.
In most applications, the B3W series electric belt drive actuator can be used as a direct drop-in replacement for the B3B actuator, allowing users to accelerate larger loads faster without additional cost. It is designed for high wear resistance, repeatable accuracy, and high load capacities.
The miniature, high resolution, progressive scan, “ice-cube-size” CCD camera family—the IK-52V (1/2 inch) and IK-53V (1/3 inch) are 29 mm ³ and weigh only 45 grams each. Both feature VGA resolution. The 659 x 494 pixels feature horizontal resolution at 500 TV lines.
A full line of chemical resistant tubing products extruded from TexFluor PTFE, FEP, PFA, or MFA is available for use in material handling applications such as delivery systems.
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.
This fully automated screen printing machine is designed for use with injection molding robots. The machine dial is specially made to match the number of cavities in the injection mold. The injection mold unload robot first takes the printed and UV cured products off the machine dial.
The LDS series inverters provide a high efficiency DC-AC inverter in a compact form factor for use with a range of LCD panel sizes from 6.4 in. to 12.1 in. diagonal. Measuring only 133.
The IRtec Rayomatic 10 non-contact infrared thermometer is designed for high performance and extreme efficiency, both requirements in abrasive conditions.
The DynoLAB LT is a low-cost, complete turn-key system for electric motor testing. It offers the
Allowing design engineers to further reduce the size of portable electronic devices, these tantalum polymer capacitors deliver a high capacitance value capability. Designated the TCJ series, the capacitors are one to three capacitance value (CV) levels higher than other devices on the market.
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.
These two intelligent color camera models are designed for in-line industrial vision applications. The Impact T28 and Impact T24 are the latest additions to the Impact T-series—intelligent cameras with full-scale vision image processing capabilities built into the camera.