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The Promaster is a compact turn-key micromachining system powered by a patented “ultra-fast” preionized excimer laser with short pulse lengths and flat-beams at 248 nm and other wavelengths.
Cored wire, a metal-to-metal composite, can be used in pacemaker and defibrillator leads. The product is a composite of an outer cobalt/nickel/chromium/molybdenum alloy (MP35N) tube and a pure silver core.
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.
The 2000 high-stability relative humidity (RH) data logger is especially suited for verifying environmental conditions in labs, cleanrooms, and stability chambers. Combined with viewLinc central monitoring software, it provides scalable, cost-effective monitoring solutions.
The APS400MX series of 400 watt switching power supplies offer single and dual outputs ranging from 2.0 to 58 VDC with a broad range of standard options to meet customer specific requirements. These power supplies come in a standard u-frame package that measures only 5.0 x 8.0 x 1.6 in.
The World-Beam QS18LD laser diffuse and QS18LLP laser retroreflective sensors deliver high-performance sensing with visible Class 1 lasers, tightly collimated sensing beams, and extended sensing ranges.
"PICO" miniature linear stages can be incorporated easily into in-vitro diagnostic (IVD) instruments as fully integrated “plug-and-play” units.
Excelsys has released the “EXCELerate” online configuration tool. The system is used to configure the power supplies from the company’s offering of 200 to 1,200 W 1U high and 300 to 1,000 W 2.5 in. high modular solutions.
“Shock Control for Portable Electronics,” a white paper created by E-A-R Specialty Composites, is available for download.
Thermo Electron Corp., a leader in laboratory informatics for multi-lab environments, has developed a new datasheet on the Atlas CDS, available free in .pdf or printed format.
AberdeenGroup, a provider of fact-based research for the technology-driven value chain, reveals that better-performing manufacturers are leveraging real-time analytics and electronic dashboards to improve decision-making capabilities from the plant floor to the boardroom.
IDES Inc. offers a new version of CostMatea free, injection molding part cost calculator. The tool assists injection molders and OEMs in assessing the true cost of a plastic part.
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.
Zevex International Inc., a Salt Lake City, UT manufacturer of enteral nutrition products, chose GE–Silicones’ injection–molded LIM 6050-D2 liquid silicone rubber to design a complex, precision tubing component and solve a big challenge.