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

Small motor and gearhead make spectrophotometer fast and accurate

Small dc motors and planetary speed reducers make precise adjustments so spectrograph can tell quickly and accurately the molecules in samples as small as 0.5 µl. Scientists working in genomics and proteomics need results at the touch of a button so they can set about their real work – drug discovery, advanced diagnostics, and understanding

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

STMicroelectronics debuts high-power motor driver

Premiered at PCIM Europe 2015, STMicroelectronics’ powerSTEP driver delivers the advantages of compact motor-control design for applications at high power ratings. The fully integrated stepper-motor driver system-in-package offers an unprecedented power density of up to 500 W/cm2, enabling cost-effective systems that deliver better performance and reliability without sacrificing flexibility or ruggedness. As a complete 14

Motors Help Developers Modify Medical Devices for Kids

Procyrion, Inc. is a medical device firm developing the first catheter-deployed circulatory assist device intended for long-term use in the treatment of chronic heart failure. Its Aortix is a small, continuous-flow pump mounted within a self-expanding anchoring system and delivered via catheter through the femoral artery to the descending thoracic aorta. Once the catheter sheath

Webinar: Four Steps to End Encoder Problems

Live webinar was May 6, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch on demand. In this webinar, Avtron Encoder Product Manager Brian Winter uncovers the biggest causes of encoder failure, and what you can do to eliminate these causes. Learn how to recognize problem(s), simplify mechanical issues on the outside and the inside of the encoder,

Webinar: The Best Motor for Hybrid Electric Vehicle Powertrains

The live webinar was April 10, 2014. Fill out the form below to watch on demand.  There is growing interest in hybrid-electric vehicles and OEMs are developing hybrid electric vehicles on a number of different platforms including cars, trucks, boats and construction equipment. When it comes to choosing a motor for the powertrain, the choice

Entering the Age of Surgical Robotics

Your next operation may be performed by a machine During my grandmother’s final years, more than once did a family member remark on how much she’d seen—and how much technology had changed the world—during her 97 years here. From the automobile’s ascension, modern jet travel and the space race to the personal computer, the Internet

High-Performance Brushless Servo Systems Tech Tip

Topics covered in this Tech Tip: Comparison of DC servomotors and brushless servomotors Sinusoidal and trapezoidal brushless servos Sinusoidal EMF and sinusoidal current Sinusoidal control for brushless and induction motors Closed-loop control for high performance Sponsored by: Download Design World’s Tech Tips E-Book Please complete the form below to unlock Design World’s Tech Tips E-Book.

Servo Drives Deliver Precise Tension Control for Microbore Tubing

Microbore tubing is an essential tool in modern medicine. Tiny in diameter, it’s also flexible and durable – qualities that make it indispensable for treating, repairing and even replacing parts of the human body. Manufacturers produce microbore tubing in a range of sizes for different medical purposes. Whatever the size, microbore tubing requires a rigorously

A Helping Hand for Hospital Staff

by Steve Meyer, Contributing Editor Mechatronic challenges come in some interesting packages. One such test, within the field of medicine, is finding an easier way to move hospital patients who cannot move themselves. In the past, patient transfer, as it is referred to in the healthcare industry, has been a mix of back boards, lifts,

Intelligent servo and brushless motors now available with high torque and efficiency worm gearing

A clever worm and planetary gear combination designed for medical, motion control, and solar applications requiring self-locking capability and resistance to shock loads without sacrificing energy efficiency. To meet requirements in solar tracking, medical diagnostic and motion control applications for high torque, low output speed gearmotors with self-locking capability without sacrificing energy efficiency, Dunkermotor, part

Medical Design Excellence Award Recognizes CGI as Key Supplier for SynCardia

CGI, Inc, the leading manufacturer of custom gearheads and robotic solutions, today announced itsrecognition as a key supplier for the Freedom® portable driver, which won a 2012 Medical Design Excellence Award. Manufactured and submitted by SynCardia Systems, Inc., the Freedom portable driver was awarded a Bronze in the Critical Care and Emergency Medicine Products category.

Precise Motion Control Aids Pharma Serialization Needs

As serialization strategies gain ground in pharmaceutical companies, momentum is building toward defining a standard. “We’ve had more and more requests for serialization in the past two years,” said Andy Smith, sales manager at Modular Packaging Systems, a company that builds packaging machines for the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical industries. This systems integrator offers a broad

Service Robotics Aids Rehabilitation

Despite a high level of automation, there are still many assembly tasks in industry that can only be performed by humans. Many of these are repetitive tasks that cause fatigue and can be particularly challenging for older members of the workforce. The ExoHand was developed as an effective solution for industrial automation, but it also