Mean Well expands high-performance medical power supply line

Mean Well recently announced that it has extended its MSP line up to 1000 W with its MSP-1000 series. The MSP-1000 series shares the same mechanism of Mean Well’s MSP-600 series, according to the Fremont, Calif.–based company. The shared mechanism means that customers are able to replace a 600 W power supply with a 1000 W

Schurter touts metal line illuminated switches with universal switching power supply

Schurter (Lucerne, Switzerland) is touting its metal line switches that are accessorized with PSUP 24 VDC universal switching power supply. The Class II power supply is able to be used in the company’s full range of point and ring illuminated metal line switches that are rated for 24 VDC supply voltage. The PSUP is ideal for

Why new battery technology will lead to disruptive medtech innovations

What’s the next big disruption in battery technology? Three experts from Integer, a global leader in medical device outsourcing, weigh in. Martin Cholette, Robert Rubino and Chris Williams, Integer What new technologies in medtech are being enabled by advances in battery technology? Chris Williams: One new technology is the leadless cardiac pacing market. Integer has developed

TT Electonics wraps up acquisition of Stadium Group

TT Electronics (Woking, U.K.) said today that it has completed its purchase of Stadium Group, a Reading, U.K.–based supplier of connectivity products and services, power supplies, human-machine interface (HMI) and electronic assemblies. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Stadium products are used in applications including medical equipment, smart home, industrial robotics and aircraft cabin controls

Igus designers drew from nature to create new energy supply system

Teams at Igus (Cologne, Germany) drew inspiration from the bee’s honeycomb to create energy supply systems able to relieve strain on cables and hoses. Igus officials are touting the innovation as a time- and money-saver. Says the company: “Cables and hoses can be pressed into the honeycomb, and when it is closed, the honeycomb cavities are

GlobTek touts EAC-certified off-the-shelf power supplies for medical, other applications

GlobTek is touting the wide variety of EAC-certified power supplies that it is offering for applications including medical, information technology equipment, household and more. A full list is available on the Northvale, N.J.–based company’s website.  EAC certification, formerly known as the Russian GOST-R certification, implements a new logo (EAC mark)  – and involves the implementation

TDK launches AC-DC power supplies series

TDK Corporation recently released its new XMS500 series of AC-DC power supplies that are rated at 500W output power and have a Class I and Class II construction. The new power supplies series is compliant with curve B conducted and radiated emissions with a 6dB margin. It also has a low leakage current of less

CUI launches new open frame series for medical power supplies

CUI‘s Power Group recently released five new open frame series for its line of internal ac-dc medical power supplies. The series ranges from 180 W to 550 W and is certified to the medical 606011 edition 3.1 standards for MOPP applications and fourth edition EMC requirements. The VMS180, VMS225, VMS275, VMS359 and VMS550 also have

How Igus moving plastic components are enabling medtech innovation

Advanced plastic components maker Igus sees more medical sector opportunities. Here’s how its e-chains, bearings and linear systems are enabling innovation.  Igus – maker of advanced plastic components including e-chain cable carriers, bearings and linear systems – has its main medical customers in Europe. But that could soon change. The company plans to sell to

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Sager Electronics announces open frame power supplies availability

Sager Electronics, a North American distributor of interconnect, electromechanical and power components and provider of value-add solutions, has announced that it is now stocking TRACO Power’s TPP 15 and TPP 30 AC/DC power supply series. These 15 and 30 Watt AC/DC power supplies feature a reinforced double I/O isolation system according to latest medical safety

This sweat-powered biofuel cell could create better wearable devices

Engineers at the University of California at San Diego have created a stretchable sweat-powered biofuel cell, and it could enable better wearables. The biofuel cells use energy from sweat to generate 10 times more power per surface area than other biofuel cells that are used in wearables. The researchers claim it could be used to

Dulas solar-powered refrigerators save vaccines in Myanmar

Dulas, a British solar refrigeration manufacturer, has completed a training program in Myanmar for Ministry of Health technicians as part of its supply package of its World Health Organization accredited VC200 Solar Direct Drive (SDD) vaccine refrigerators. The program was designed to help healthcare workers learn about the technology of the refrigerators to make sure

Long Island IEEE section to host power electronics exposition

Lee Teschler, EE World The IEEE section in Long Island, N.Y. will host the first-ever power electronics symposium to be held in that area on Thursday, Nov. 9, 2017. Organizers say they plan on having at least four technical lectures and expect to host 25 to 50 exhibitors and over 200 attendees. Organizers expect a

New biocompatible batteries harvest energy from the body

University of Maryland engineers have created a biocompatible battery that uses the same ion-based electrical energy that is present in all living things – including humans. Sodium, potassium and other electrolytes are constantly flowing through our bodies and creating electrical signals. The electrical signals are what power the brain and help control the rhythm of

9 battery and power source advances you need to know

In the drive toward tinier implantable medical devices and wearable health sensors, battery and power source technology has been a major stumbling block. As experts noted in a discussion about battery technology during DeviceTalks Minnesota in June, battery innovation in the field is especially slow. Going too fast has its risks, too. Case in point

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