Pexco buys Precision Extrusion

Pexco said today that it acquired Precision Extrusion for an undisclosed amount. Glens Falls, N.Y.-based Precision Extrusion makes single lumen, multilumen, and co-extrusion tubing, acetal mandrel solid rods, wire-reinforced products and angiographic and guide catheter solutions, Pexco said. Alpharetta, Ga.-based Pexco is owned by Odyssey Investment Partners. “The acquisition represents yet another step begun in 2012 in

AVX releases a new series of medical grade tantalum capacitors for implantable & life support applications

AVX, a manufacturer of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released its new TBC Series HRC6000 medical implantable grade tantalum capacitors. Delivering lower DC leakage (DCL) values than any competitive offering—down to 0.0025 CV or 25% of typical industry limits—and requiring significantly less voltage de-rating than the standard 50% recommendation for solid tantalum capacitors. This

A brief guide to selecting plastic circular medical connectors

Jeff Gaumer / Product Manager / Molex The effectiveness and reliability of healthcare devices and systems rely on the robust design, engineering and performance of their underlying electronics. As medical equipment manufacturers work to reduce device cost, without sacrificing reliability, connector choice is one of many decisions that require striking a balance. A wide range

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

MedTech Chat: Elastic technology for drug delivery

Dr. Zhen Gu and Dr. Yong Zhu from North Carolina State University are both co-senior authors of a research paper describing their recent work. Dr. Gu, Dr. Zhu and other researchers from North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a drug delivery technology that consists of an

Using data science to achieve ultra-low dose CT image reconstruction

Prof. Jeff Fessler and Prof. Yong Long, Ph.D. of the University of Michigan-Shanghai Jiao Tong University (UM-SJTU) Joint Institute are collaborating on a project to develop a dramatically improved approach to low-dose X-ray CT image formation by extracting and using information from a big-data corpus of regular dose X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT) images. The research is

New vented dust caps from Qosina prevent damage and contamination on a new level

Qosina is pleased to announce the addition of eleven new soft TPE vented dust caps (#11300, #11301, #11320, #11330, #11331, #11340, #11341, #11350, #11360, #11361 and #11380) in stock and ready for immediate delivery. These components are available in a variety of colors including blue, green, red, white and yellow; sizes range from 0.187 in.

PBC Linear’s guide for approved bearing inspection method

Understanding the method to properly inspect the Frelon liner in PBC Linear’s Simplicity plain bearings is essential to taking full advantage of the product. The Frelon liner supplies numerous attributes that make it preferable in many unique applications; however, being a teflon-based material requires a different method of inspection: Approved Inspection Method: Pin Gauges (AKA: Go or

3W to 10W DIP-24 DC-DC converters have medical certification

TDK announces the introduction of the TDK-Lambda PXC-M series of DC-DC converters. Operating over a 4:1 input range, the 3W, 6W and 10W products are enclosed in the industry standard 1.25 x 0.8 x 0.4 in. DIP-24 package. Applications include a wide variety of medical applications and battery powered equipment. With a 5,000 Vac input

Robotic arm for real-time MRI guidance

Fannin Innovation Studio, an early-stage life science commercialization firm, and the University of Houston have formed a startup company around the college’s robotic arm technology, which enables interventions using real-time MRI guidance. GuidaBot is developing a robotic, four-degree-of-freedom manipulator designed to work within the powerful magnetic field of an MRI, allowing physicians to perform interventions

Medical polymers market size worth $17.05 billion by 2020

The global medical polymers market is expected to grow at a CAGR of 8.4% from 2014 to 2020, according to a new report by Grand View Research. Shifting trends towards substitution of conventional materials by high performance polymers such as polypropylene and PVC in medical devices coupled with growing demand for medical equipments from emerging Asian healthcare

Hoffmann+Krippner shows how to pick the right potentiometer sensor for your application

Hoffmann+Krippner has posted a new white paper, “How to Choose the Right Potentiometer for Reliable Position Sensing.” It can be downloaded here. Created to help design engineers understand how membrane potentiometer sensors work and how to pick the right type of membrane potentiometer for their project, this new Hoffmann+Krippner white paper covers the various types

Banner Engineering Q4X laser measurement sensor now available in analog models

Banner Engineering announces its industry-recognized Q4X laser distance sensor is now available with analog output. Featuring 4 to 20 mA and 0 to 10 V output options, the Q4X analog models expand the variety of applications Banner’s Q4X laser distance sensor can solve, including fill level indication, part positioning, roll diameter, loop control, thickness verification

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

How to ensure bolted joint integrity when using a Compression Limiter in a plastic assembly

Compression Limiters are used to protect plastic components in bolted joints and maintain a threaded fastener’s clamp load by eliminating plastic creep. To function properly, bearing surface beneath the bolt’s head must extend over the Compression Limiter to contact the plastic component. Assembly considerations Several factors including speed and assembly method must be considered when