Helix Linear Technologies announces David R. Arguin as president

Helix Linear Technologies, a player in linear motion and factory automation industries, is pleased to announce that David R. Arguin has earned the promotion to president and member of the company’s executive team, reporting to CEO Christopher Nook. Arguin will have oversight of the strategic direction, expansion, and operation of the company. Arguin has helped

Bosch Rexroth’s new IoT Gateway: why you should care

Chris Newmarker, Managing Editor, and Heather Thompson, Senior Editor Bosch Rexroth could be enabling a whole new host of Industry 4.0 capabilities in advanced manufacturing fields such as medtech, thanks to its IoT Gateway debuted at CES in Las Vegas last month. The  IoT Gateway makes it easy for manufacturers to connect to the Internet of

TransPerfect: Here’s how device manufacturers can leverage UDI

TransPerfect Medical Device Solutions and 121nexus announced an update to the EnCompass system for content automation and distribution. The updated system is designed to cut labeling cost, risk, and turnaround by 50%, identify and eliminate mislabeled products and provide device users with easy access to digital information and direct product ordering. In September 2016, the

Ginolis opens first Asia Pacific office in China

Ginolis has opened its first Asia Pacific office in Suzhou, China. As a global provider of assembly automation and high precision liquid handling solutions, Ginolis’ new representative office will offer sales and technical support to customers in the Asia Pacific region. “The opening of our first office in Asia is a great milestone for Ginolis.

Bosch Rexroth launches new microsite for resource kits

In an effort to make life even easier for time-challenged engineers, Bosch Rexroth has launched a microsite for its latest factory automation products and the associated resource kits. This website features easy navigation through ten of Rexroth’s newest products in the areas of electric drives and controls, linear motion and mechatronics, plastic chain conveyors and connected

Thomson Electrak HD onboard controls make your applications work smarter

Due to the increasing integration of advanced electronics, today’s linear actuators have become safer, smarter and easier to network with agricultural, construction and mobile off-highway equipment. Modern linear actuators like the Thomson Electrak HD offer analog and digital feedback. The Electrak Modular Control System also monitors critical parameters and can react to them automatically. They

Insulet taps ATS Automation Tooling for planned U.S. plant, beefs up executive suite

Insulet (NSDQ:PODD) said today it inked a 5-year deal with ATS Automation Tooling Systems to construct an automated manufacturing assembly line for its products and announced a pair of new executive appointments. Billerica, Mass.-based Insulet said it expects the contract with ATS to cost approximately $35 million. ATS is slated to design, build and install manufacturing

What is automation?

Automation is the use of equipment in a system of manufacturing or other production process that needs minimal human intervention. Automation can also be the use of a machine designed to follow a predetermined sequence of individual operations.

SLAS accepting applications to New Graduate Education Fellowship Grant

The Society for Laboratory Automation and Screening (SLAS) is currently accepting applications to be considered for the Society’s new Graduate Education Fellowship Grant Program, which supports graduate students looking to pursue a career in the life sciences.  Applications from qualifying educational institutions, on behalf of specific graduate students, received by the October 23, 2015 deadline

Positioning peristaltic rollers allows more precise dispensing

David Bach / BST-Bach Solutions & Technology, LLC Accurate dispensing affects a great deal of drug development and delivery. For instance, leading-edge pharmaceuticals, bio-tech “designer molecules” and high-potency compounds are tremendously expensive and come with difficult safety concerns that require accurate dispensing and aspirations. Many of these compounds are composed of proteins or synthetic molecular chains

“Plug and spin” brushless DC motors in just a few seconds with STMicroelectronics’ new nucleo pack

STMicroelectronics introduces a $35 starter kit plus a new free software algorithm to help engineers and hobbyists implement efficient vector control in a short time for motor-driven projects such as drones, appliances, E-bikes, home-automation, healthcare and industrial machinery. The P-NUCLEO-IHM001 Motor-Control Nucleo Pack in combination with new software elements from the STM32 Motor Control Ecosystem

Synaptive embraces PLM to automate design and manufacturing processes: Enabling growth

Synaptive is a medical device maker based out of Toronto, Canada. Their BrightMatter Neurosurgery products offer state-of-the-art equipment, advanced surgical visualization, and cohesive informatics. Through partnerships with neurosurgeons, radiologists, and healthcare facilities, they integrate these technologies in a way that is clinically relevant, cost effective, and above all, centered on improving patient care. From automated

Robot that assists in brain surgery cuts procedure time in half

Editor’s note: This article was provided by Medtech SA staff. A particular approach to brain surgery once required a lengthy procedure that kept a patient under anesthesia for several hours. A robot assistant now cuts that time in half. To treat drug-resistant epilepsy, surgeons sometimes use stereoelectroencephalography, or sEEG, a surgical procedure that identifies areas

Saelig introduces Amplicon Impact-D 100 high-specification DINrail PC

Saelig Company announces release of the Amplicon Impact-D 100 which is a compact, fan-less embedded PC powered by the latest quad core ATOM processor, the Intel ATOM E3845. This small (6.3 x 3.2 x 5.7 in.) and lightweight (less than 3 lb.) controller is ideal for installations requiring high reliability and where space is at

Kollmorgen exhibits leading hygienic design solutions at PACK EXPO 2015

Kollmorgen will exhibit its industry-leading motion solutions at PACK EXPO, September 28 to 30, 2015, at the Las Vegas Convention Center. PACK EXPO attendees are invited to register online using Kollmorgen’s complimentary pass code: 79K95. In addition to product demos of the company’s innovative servo motors and stepper motors, Kollmorgen will highlight new enhancements to