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

MST offers custom, quality components

Designers needing custom, complex-shaped components with precision, high-strength quality features will find Miki Pulley an ideal source. Miki Pulley Sintering Technology (MST), components such as spur gears, pinions, rotors, timing pulleys and compound gears are manufactured economically to specification for medical devices. MST includes unique 500 to 1000 ton, multi-stage CNC forming press systems capable

Six mobile health startups from the first White House demo day

Editor’s Note: This article was written by Jonah Comstock for mobi health news. As his time in office draws to a close, President Obama hosted a tech startup demo day in the White House on August 3. Although the primary purpose of the demo day was to showcase diversity in tech entrepreneurship, a number of mobile health

CGI Motion presents updated CGI 2D and 3D CAD model functionality

CGI Motion, a manufacturer of custom precision gearboxes, precision assemblies and mechanical sub-assemblies, announced its latest and newly updated 2D and 3D CAD model library that now supports CGI gearbox matching with motors from top manufacturers. Simply choose the CGI gearbox for your application or current product in use. On the CGI-3D-model-configuratorreturn page, select the desired ratio,

How Universal Robots doubled production at Tegra Medical

Medical device manufacturer, Tegra Medical, has recently deployed three robot arms from Universal Robots (UR) at their facility in Franklin, Mass. The robots freed up 11 full time workers, who now handling more complex tasks, and improved product quality. Tegra’s ROI from these three robot arms happened in three to six months. Employing three collaborative robot

Turkish medical company is seeking reseller and OEM partners in the U.S.

UZUMCU Medical Equipment, one of Turkey’s first and largest manufacturers of medical devices, is seeking reseller and OEM partners in the U.S. The company has an array of FDA-certified OR tables, surgical lights, surgical suction units, electro devices and other medical equipment. “We want to bring our experience with distributors throughout Europe and the Middle

QImaging introduces new CCD cameras for microscopy with modern software to streamline image capture

QImaging, a manufacturer of scientific cameras for life science and OEM applications, introduces a new series of Retiga CCD cameras, accompanied by QImaging’s new acquisition software to deliver high-performance tools for microscopy and imaging to researchers at an affordable price. The new QImaging Retiga R1, Retiga R3 and Retiga R6 cameras offer valuable technical features

Prescribing the right power supply: Important considerations for using batteries to power medical devices

Sol Jacobs, VP and General Manager, Tadiran Batteries Medical technology is advancing rapidly, requiring increasingly sophisticated power management solutions, especially when then the device needs to be self-powered. Battery-powered medical devices encompass a wide range of applications, including surgical drills, power tools, automatic external defibrillators (AEDs), infusion pumps, bone growth stimulators and other wearable devices,

Qosina announces the launch of its e-commerce website

Qosina is pleased to announce the launch of its e-commerce website, making it easier to purchase thousands of medical device components from stock inventory. Visitors coming to the new Qosina.com will discover a new look and feel and improvements with every click including: · Easy navigation: A new category structure that mirrors the print catalog