The Project: Prevent warranty issues by eliminating the possibility of laser misalignment during shipping or handling. The Solution: Use a self-locking fastener designed to resist loosening even under heavy loads and severe vibrations.
Sealant Equipment & Engineering Inc.’s new catalog, “Meter Mix Dispense Systems for Adhesives,
Animatics, a patent holder for integrated servo motors, has released a catalog that features both integrated servos built on traditional high-speed brushless SmartMotor servo motor platforms and new fully commutated “servoed” ServoStep step motor platforms. Information: www.animatics.com .
MicroGroup offers a resource for both medical design engineers and purchasing personnel.
Videojet Technologies Inc. has redesigned its website to help visitors find information on marking and coding solutions for a variety of applications. Brochures, case studies, white papers, and material safety data sheets are now searchable. Information: www.videojet.com .
The ETL SEMKO division of Intertek has launched the Intertek Standards Store, an online store containing more than 1 million technical documents, industry standards, and requirements. It offers the latest conformity assessment standards including IEC 60601-1 and UL 60601-1. Information: www.
The 2005-2006 edition of the “Investigations Operations Manual” (IOM) is available. IOM is the primary guidance document on FDA inspection policy and procedures for field investigators and inspectors.
“How to Kick-Start Your CAPA Process,” an industry white paper offered by MasterControl Inc. and PathWise Inc.
Mechanical and biomedical engineers at Purdue University have developed specialized hydraulic machines and software to help the industry create better and longer lasting implants for people suffering from spinal injuries, disease, and age-related wear.
Airways Development LLC (Kenilworth, NJ) chose Cyrolite GS-90 acrylic-based multipolymer compound for molding the neonatal swivel connector on its Clarissa Infant Nasal CPAP assembly.
Dr. Zhiwen Liu, assistant professor of electrical engineering at Penn State University, is leading a group of engineers on a project that has enabled them to utilize a white-light laser to serve as optical tweezers.
Fluke, a leader in test and measurement products and services, has launched a website with tools and educational material on predictive and preventive maintenance in a wide range of environments. Information: www.fluke.com/pdm .
The Project: Replace the IEEE 802.11 frequency-hopping standard used for wireless connectivity of medical devices.
The PIATI_STI was developed specifically to read ECC200 Data Matrix codes lasermarked on medical/dental tools and instruments in accordance with HIBCC specifications.