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Far From Being Toys, Today’s Tiny Pressure and Vacuum Pumps Demand Serious Engineering Study and Careful Application Planning

May 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.

Encoders for Direct Drives in the Medical Industry

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by HEIDENHAIN Corporation

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.

Embedded RFID: Transforming the Management of Medical Devices & Supplies

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by SkyeTek

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.


Effective Software Verification for Medical Devices

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by SterlingTech Software and Klocwork Inc.

This paper looks at the current regulatory requirements for medical device software and offers best practice for achieving compliance and productivity goals with static analysis technology.

Comparing Miniature DC Motors and Gearboxes from Multiple Vendors

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by MicroMo Electronics, Inc.

Comparing miniature motors from several vendors can be confusing. Each vendor has their own rating systems. Trying to compare published data from multiple vendors is akin to having a conversation with the tower of Babel.

Clean Wiping Efficiency Test Method [Surface Wipe Drying]

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by Kimberly-Clark Professional

In cleanroom environments, it’s crucial to minimize surface contamination. Since contaminating particles can get trapped in liquid that stays on surfaces, surface wipe drying performance is important.

Breathe at Ease

May 7, 2010 12:51 pm | by dSPACE Inc.

Normally, when we want to breathe in, we just do it. But with artificial ventilation, how does the machine know how much air the patient needs, and when?

Benefits of VLCD over VFD Modules

May 7, 2010 12:50 pm | by Microtips Technology

Microtips Technology is presenting a re-engineered liquid crystal display module that offers advantages over the current technology used in vacuum fluorescent displays (VFD). Within this white paper, Microtips will introduce the benefits of vivid liquid crystal displays (VLCD).


Assembly and Test White Paper

May 7, 2010 12:50 pm | by InterTech Development Company

This white paper reviews the general principles of test-centric assembly for manufacturers and machine builders more accustomed to streamlining assembly operations where testing is absent or plays a minimal part.

Advances in Stepper Motors: The Disc Magnet Technology

May 7, 2010 12:50 pm | by Portescap, a Danaher Motion Company

The fundamental advantage of a stepper motor, speed and position control without feedback, is becoming more attractive to industries sensitive to cost, or to overcome the reliability problems linked to the mechanical commutation system of DC motors.

A Primer on Selecting Printers for Embedded Applications

May 7, 2010 12:50 pm | by Seiko Instruments

This white paper examines the printer technologies that are available for embedded applications, explains why direct thermal technology is ideal for embedded usage, provides selection criteria for identifying the right thermal printer, and demonstrates the value of engaging the printer manufacturer early in the design cycle.

A New Class of Medical Products: Smart Connections with RFID Ensure Patient Safety

May 7, 2010 12:50 pm | by Colder Products

Countless companies worldwide use radio frequency identification (RFID) to improve internal efficiencies, adding to their value proposition and increasing product or process safety. The technology is especially useful to medical device manufacturers, who must ensure the safety of their products and production processes to protect patients.


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