4 questions to ask when the mold will not fill right

A pressure sensor can be a big help when your mold isn’t filling properly. Here are four questions to ask when shopping for the right sensor. Shane VandeKerkhof, RJG Some molding problems can be diagnosed with a little pressure data from inside the mold. But whether you’re new to molding or a seasoned veteran trying to

SmartLab System measures respiratory signals, outputs up to 8 graphs

The SmartLab Instrumentation System is a flexible measurement device for monitoring respiratory signals. This modular system, from Hans Rudolph, includes Insight software and is configurable for a variety of measurements. The base module consists of a main system circuit board that accepts up to four sensor modules. It also has an input for a Nonin

RSX extreme-force actuator designed for hydraulic cylinder replacement

Tolomatic’s new RSX hydraulic-class electric linear rod actuator meets the need for extreme forces and is an ideal choice for replacing hydraulic cylinders. Designed and tested for 100% duty cycle, the actuator’s roller-screw drive ensures long, consistent life. Applications include pressing, punching, stamping, riveting, fastening, joining, injection molding and sawmilling. The Tolomatic RSX family of

Honeywell releases new board mount pressure sensors for high accuracy, low pressure applications

Honeywell released a new series of board mount pressure sensors designed to measure low airflow with high accuracy that is ideal for use in medical devices, heating, air conditioning and ventilation (HVAC) systems, and drones. The new TruStability Board Mount Pressure Sensors, RSC Series, offer enhanced reliability to minimize system downtime and provide high accuracy

BBI to build first digital surveillance system for pressure ulcers

Medical device company Bruin Biometrics (BBI), is linking the SEM Scanner, its wireless point-of-care device for pressure ulcer detection, to a digital registry for pressure ulcers known as “PUNT” (Pressure Ulcer Notification Tool) as it steps up its war on a life-threatening condition that claims as many lives in the U.S. as most cancers. Pressure

UK researchers tap AI to disrupt cancer and critical care treatments

UK-based universities are working to create artificial intelligent (AI) devices that can improve treatment for cancer, intensive care, and chronic wound patients. They plan to develop continuous monitoring devices for critically ill patients that can administer medicines or adjust treatment automatically, using feedback from sensors. With such tools, researchers from Nottingham, Oxford, and Warwick Universities

Pressure sensor could lower thrombosis rates

A small pressure sensor to ensure that the correct compression is maintained throughout surgery could be the key to reducing the incidence of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism. The device to measure and apply pressures accurately is being developed in South Australia. The intelligent intermittent pneumatic compression device’s defining feature is a small tape

New media isolated millivolt pressure sensors

All Sensors Corporation has announced a brand new offering of media isolated pressure sensors. The first line released is the ceramic CPM 602 Series. These new pressure sensors offer design engineers excellent performance in various applications, especially for low-cost solutions. The CPM 602 Series offer piezoresistive monolithic ceramic pressure sensors. Product highlights include excellent chemical

Nader Najafi: A dream that saves lives

Miniature wireless sensing and computing devices have the potential to improve people’s health, even save lives. Twenty years ago, working on microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) as a student at Michigan, Dr. Nader Najafi had a dream to be part of this future reality. He turned that dream to action when he left a promising career at

PRO2 Medical Supplies announces availability of the latest portable oxygen concentrator

In response to customers demanding an overnight, portable oxygen concentrator that reduces cylinder deliveries and eliminates the trouble of changing and carrying multiple oxygen bottles, PRO2 Medical Supplies is happy to announce the availability of the LifeChoice ActiVox Portable Oxygen Concentrator (POC) complete with AC/DC power supplies, carrying bag and cannula. Designed to accommodate active oxygen users, the LifeChoice ActiVox Portable

CTS unwraps next generator multi-test, multi-channel test instrument

The Sentinel Blackbelt Pro is a next generation multi-test, multi-port, multi-channel test instrumentation. It manages and simultaneously executes four-part tests (leak, flow, pressure, and vacuum) at different stations, and all under the control of one Blackbelt Pro instrument. The Blackbelt Pro sets the bar for productivity, flexibility, and communication. It provides leak, flow, pressure, and

ERT to showcase novel product developments at DIA Annual Meeting

ERT announced the integration of a wearable biosensor which captures and wirelessly transmits real-time, continuous and clinical-grade biometric measurements into the ERT electronic Clinical Outcome Assessment (eCOA) system. ERT will showcase a proof of concept demonstration of the integration at its Innovation Lab at the Drug Information Association (DIA) Annual Meeting, from June 14 to 17, in Washington, DC. ERT is a

All Sensors announce new versatile pressure sensors

Putting the pressure on fellow competitors at the beginning of the month, All Sensors announces a new line of compensated millivolt pressure sensors, XHM Series, ranging from 5 in H2O to 30 PSI. All Sensors’s XHM Series employs micro-machined silicon elements to ensure highly stable and reliable pressure measurements. The millivolt output signal is precision calibrated

SMI launches catheter mountable pressure sensor

SMI (Silicon Microstructures, Inc.), announced it has launched the SM1120 MEMS based ultra-miniature pressure sensor designed especially for the 1-French catheter market. The microsensor profile at only 220 x 75 µm provides ample space for 1-French catheter designs, enabling maneuverability to reach challenging locations. With industry leading in vivo drift performance of 2 mmHg per

Sensors Advance Medical and Healthcare Applications

By Randy Frank, Contributing Editor There is no doubt that medical and healthcare applications represent major opportunities for electronic equipment manufacturers and their sensor suppliers. The applications include hospital and clinics, doctors’ offices, remote wireless healthcare, and portable personal area network (PAN) diagnostics and monitoring. ABI Research projects the market for wearable wireless sensors to