AVX releases new MM series medical grade MLCCs

AVX, a manufacturer and supplier of passive components and interconnect solutions, has released the new MM Series multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for medical applications. Designed for use in medical devices that require significantly less parametric flexibility than commercial capacitors offer, but stop short of demanding the exceptionally stringent features of fully qualified medical capacitors, the

Miki Pulley 101 Electromagnetic Actuated Clutches feature zero-backlash design

Miki Pulley is introducing its 101 Electromagnetic Actuated Clutches for direct sale to OEM’s in North America. These 101 Clutches have zero-backlash design. They handle a variety of motion applications including stepped speed-changing mechanisms, switching between forward and reverse operation, position/indexing and inching. Miki Pulley 101 Clutches accurately connect and release power by being located

SDP/SI solves high-speed application challenge

Each component in a design impacts its future direction. Make sure your choices are the best to achieve your desired objective. In today’s high-speed and lightweight applications plastic components succeed where metal formerly served. Cam Followers using plastic, high-load capacity composite rollers are a maintenance-free, clean and quiet running alternative to traditional metal designs. Established

Clippard DR-2 precision diaphragm regulators

When Clippard invented miniature regulators in 1962, the MAR Series became popular as a simple, robust, and cost-effective regulator in a small package with exceptionally long life. As regulator applications continue to increase, Clippard is meeting the demand with the newest addition to the reputable regulator line. The new DR-2 Series provides greater accuracy and

Twelve specs to consider when choosing a microcontroller for your product

Editor’s Note: This article is written by John Teel, president of Predictable Designs. The vast majority of electronic products require a microcontroller or microprocessor to serve as the brains. For advanced products needing high-speed processing capabilities (i.e. a smartphone or tablet) then a microprocessor is necessary, otherwise a microcontroller is usually the best solution. As

Qutoplex plastic from Minnesota Rubber & Plastics is ideal for metal conversions

Minnesota Rubber and Plastics specializes in metal to plastic component conversions using Qutoplex a proprietary high performance plastics (HPP). Proven to lower costs, reduce weight, increase corrosion resistance and perform better in many applications, Qutoplex is a new option for component designers. Qutoplex is another “first” in the advances in HPP technologies allowing conversions of

NN Precision Engineered Products Group announces electron beam welding capabilities for advanced manufacturing of medical devices

NN Precision Engineered Products Group, a global manufacturer of highly engineered precision solutions serving the medical market, announces the addition of deep weld process technology to provide customers more options for complex precision assemblies. This electron beam welding capability will be used wherever high strength bonding of metal components is required, such as orthopedics and

HPLC Column Oven controls 30 cm x 3/8 in. column from room temperature to 90° C

Torrey Pines Scientific announces its new EchoTherm HPLC Column Oven Model CO20. The temperature range is from room temperature to 90.0° C readable and settable to 0.1° C. The PID temperature control software regulates temperatures to ±0.1° C. Temperature accuracy and stability are ±0.1° C with a stable temperature indicator lamp on the front panel that

Tech-Etch presents custom board level shielding options

Tech-Etch offers the ability to design the ideal shield for any application. By using the latest technology available including Solid Works and AutoCad, simply send in circuit board electronic data files and Tech-Etch will provide customized shielding files and drawing designs for any requirements. Board level shielding is typically etched from 0.007 to 0.020 in. brass, nickel

Flex to integrate Aito haptic touch sensors into surfaces for automotive interiors

Flex, a provider of Sketch-to-Scale solutions, and Aito, the a designer of haptic interface technology, have partnered to enhance the automotive user experience by embedding touch sensors with button-like tactile feedback into automotive applications such as overhead consoles, steering wheel controls and other vehicle interior applications. Aito’s proprietary piezo-based technology provides haptic feedback to a user’s

Kelpac Medical buys VitalMED

PPC Industries’ Kelpac Medical said today it bought medical injection molded component maker and design, development and contract assembly company VitalMED. The acquisition of Lakeville, Mass.-based VitalMed will aid Kelpac in offering medical device component solution packages and opportunities, according to the company. “The acquisition of VitalMED allows Kelpac Medical to execute on our strategy

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