Driven by semiconductor industry requirements, linear motor manufacturers have steadily increased precision, reduced prices, developed multiple motor types, and simplified integration into automation equipment. Modern linear motors provide 0g peak acceleration and 10-meters/second velocity, deliver unmatched dynamic agility, minimize maintenance, and multiply uptime.
ITT Expands its DL Family of Connectors With the Miniature QLC Device to Meet Size, Reliability, and Mating Requirements for Portable Medical EquipmentMay 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by ITT Interconnect Solutions
Connectors have continually played an important role in the design of medical equipment. Today, as certain types of equipment become more compact to meet portability requirements, so too must the connectors without sacrificing functionality.
This white paper discusses the specific requirements of CompactFlash (CF) used in portable medical devices as opposed to those manufactured for consumer applications.
RFID technology has grown beyond the mere tracking of inventory items and now has a far more pervasive presence where readers are embedded into products, giving them an intelligence that was unimaginable only a few years ago.
Medical devices are often coated with primers, lubricants, drugs or other fluids, but as they become ever smaller and more complex it becomes increasingly difficult for manufacturers to meet stringent tolerances and cosmetic requirements. LVLP technology offers an accurate, cost-effective coating method that will increase yields, reduce production costs, and improve process control.
Today's biomedical industry requires understanding of the pure power requirements for sensitive equipment and applications. Unfortunately, many professionals are still in the dark.
From field data collection, medical equipment, and test and measurement tools, an increasing array of devices are going portable, and battery systems must keep pace with the power demands of these small form-factor devices.
In such stringently controlled industries as pharmaceutical/biotechnical/medical device development, manufacturing, and warehousing, receiving a list of deficiencies can feel like a heavy blow to your quality system.
Companies value their intellectual property portfolios on the strength of their claims and their ability to translate patents into products that will make money over time.
This comprehensive regulatory guide provides step by step guidance on the medical device approval process in the USA, Europe, Japan, China, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Korea, Russia, and Australia. Color flow charts make the process easy to understand for each country.
For Medical Equipment OEMs: World Class Peristaltic Pump Design, Engineering and Manufacturing SolutionsMay 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Thermo Scientific
This white paper provides insights into the company’s custom pump solution capabilities, from design through manufacture, and highlights several real-world stories where they aided a medical device manufacturer with their successful product.
Medical implantable devices like pacemakers, ICDs and leads are progressively becoming more compact and lighter. Some of the components used for hermetic and structural welding are still large and thick enough for conventional Nd:YAG pulsed lasers.
Far From Being Toys, Today’s Tiny Pressure and Vacuum Pumps Demand Serious Engineering Study and Careful Application PlanningMay 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Thomas Products Division, Gardner Denver, Inc
Some are barely as large as your fingertip, but packed inside modern miniature vacuum and pressure pumps are surprising performance capabilities that can be unlocked through proper system design.
Medical processes such as medical imaging increasingly require more precise and dependable machines in order to satisfy growing demands on quality, throughput, and manufacturing cost reduction. Direct drives (linear and torque motors) are gradually becoming more important in such dynamic applications with one or more motion axes.
This paper identifies key challenges facing manufacturers of medical devices and supplies, and explains how embedded RFID technology is being leveraged to overcome those challenges in a way that enhances safety and reliability, increases revenue and brand equity, and reduces operating costs.