Schneider Electric’s new motor is ideal for small spaces

Schneider Electric presents the smallest Lexium MDrive integrated motor, 1.7 in. (42mm) NEMA size 17, which delivers a large range of features to small spaces. Features that now include an IP65 rated version with industrial M12 connectors. M12 Lexium MDrive products provide a robust interface, with IP65 certification for protection against water and dust in

Start of helpful humanoid robots? CITEC uses compact LDS component as sensor array

Editor’s Note: LaserMicronics, a service provider for laser-based manufacturing, has released the whitepaper “Robot hand with a sensitive touch: LDS tactile sensors for sensorimotor skills.” The paper describes a 2014 project from the CITEC department at Bielefeld University in Bielefeld, Germany, where researchers created a tactile sensor resembling a human fingertip. The sensor was then

Athermal laser machining cuts bioabsorbable polymers and more

A the recent MD&M East trade show in New York, Norman Noble, discussed the capability of athermal laser manufacturer. The company has developed the Noble S.T.E.A.L.T.H. (System To Enable Ablation Laser Technology Haz-free). The athermal laser machining process was developed to create precise features in any material, including bioabsorbable polymers, shape memory metals and other

Cosasco’s wireless communications protocol makes electrically hazardous areas safer

Cosasco has expanded the functionality of its CWT-9020 wireless water system corrosion monitor for electrically hazardous areas by offering ISA100 Wireless communications protocol. Along with WirelessHART 7, the new protocol option allows the transmitter to integrate with an even wider range of existing wireless systems. ISA100 Wireless supports more wireless devices and provides an effective

Vicon captures a new development in motion capture (mocap)

Vicon announced the launch of its new flagship camera platform, the Vicon Vantage. Drawing on over 30 years’ of motion capture (mocap) experience, the Vantage platform combines innovative technology with accessible design to open up motion capture to a broader audience. Vicon is a motion capture technology specialist company for science and life industries. Advances in

For advanced shielded plastic connector solution, ODU delivers with latest product

ODU, a company which designs and manufactures connector solutions and cable assemblies, is announcing ODU MEDI-SNAP EMC, the advanced shielded plastic connector solutions, to the US market. ODU MEDI-SNAP EMC is the latest addition to ODU’s Push-Pull circular connectors. The advanced medical connector solution is lightweight, autoclavable, sterilizable and it offers a touch proofed housing and reliable

Safe power for medical equipment

Electrical equipment in the medical field must not place patients or medical staff in harm’s way. Designing safe equipment starts where power is supplied. New medical devices require that power connectors and power entry modules fulfill the base standard for medical electrical equipment, IEC/UL 60601-1. A short circuit or residual current can trigger a protective

Interface Catheter Solutions unveils an automated balloon inspection system

Interface Catheter Solutions recently announced that its new Auto-i 360 balloon visual and dimensional inspection system upgrades significantly reduce cycle times. Interface completed recent Gage R&R (repeatability and reproducibility) analyses of the Auto-i 360. Results show that the system is accurate, consistent and reliable for balloon inspection processes. Furthermore, the Auto-i 360 significantly reduces inspector-to-inspector

Cicor now prints circuits on ceramic, glass and more

Cicor Advanced Microelectronics & Substrates (AMS) division has capabilities to provide the medical market with complex printed-wiring boards (PWBs), thin-film and thick-film circuits on ceramics, glass, silicone, polyimide, liquid crystal polymer foils and more. To complete the portfolio, micro assembly is also offered, including all assembly technologies like SMT, flip chip bonding, gold, platinum and

Interpower makes testing for exports easy with new device

Fulfilling the need to test exported products, Interpower presents its new product, International Power Source (IPS), which provides a low-cost, convenient source of AC power at various operating voltages and frequencies found around the world (typically 110-240 VAC/50-60 Hz). Features of the IPS from Interpower include: Seven worldwide sockets in one AC power source Variable input/output

Carolina Energy Distributors launches RELiON Battery

Carolina Energy Distributors, has provided expert battery product offerings, customer service and industry knowledge since 1992. In order to meet the demand for greener energy options, Carolina Energy Distributors has launched the RELiON battery brand, carrying North America’s largest stock of lithium-ion batteries. “Above all, we value our customers and caring for their needs,” said

AMETEK MICROjammer Blowers offer precise control of air flow for your air-pillow packaging equipment

AMETEK’s MICROjammer series of high-performance, variable-speed brushless DC blowers may be a near-perfect choice of air mover for a medical devices such as treatment for bed sores, or as an air pillow packager. Historically the most compact and efficient unit in its class, the latest state-of-the-art version with full-wave controller allows an unparalleled amount of

Instrument trays compatible with low-temp sterilization system

Solvay and TSO3 Inc., jointly announced that, as part of the U.S. FDA’s 510(k) premarket clearance for TSO3’s new STERIZONE VP4 Sterilization System received in December 2014, light weight instrument trays made of Solvay Specialty Polymer’s Radel polyphenylsulfone (PPSU) resin demonstrate strong compatibility for sterilizing a wide range of medical devices. The STERIZONE VP4 Sterilizer developed by TSO3is

Titan Tool Supply introduces high-magnification measuring microscopes

Titan Tool Supply, announces the introduction of models TM-8 and TM-10 high-magnification measuring microscopes with Vernier micrometer heads for inspection of electronic and semiconductor components, metallurgical parts, plastic molds, electrical strips, and other industrial quality control applications. Both feature magnifications of 50 X, 100 X, and 200 X with a 10 X eyepiece, and 5