Keystone Electronics launches new coil battery contacts

Keystone Electronics recently announced that it has launched its latest, coil spring battery contacts that are designed to slide into molded cases. The new battery contacts are engineered using a contact design that can be adjusted to different battery lengths to ensure low contact resistance and connectivity. The also have the option of being drop

OKW launches side bags for portable instrument enclosures

OKW recently added optional side bags to its Carrytec portable instrument enclosures to make sensors, probes and scanners more available while on the go. The Carrytec enclosures are ideally used for a variety of applications like medical and wellness, communications, data recording, agriculture and forest management. OKW’s new side bags are zip-opening and are available

Greenlight Guru’s newest software version enhances QMS, complex design tracking

Greenlight Guru — which offers cloud-based quality management software specifically for medical device companies — recently announced Multi-Level Design Control, the latest version of its purpose-built medical device design traceability software. The new platform improves on Indianapolis-based Greenlight Guru’s previous offering that moved design controls off the paper and into the cloud, said Greenlight Guru co-founder

Wabash MPI launches Vantage Series literature

Wabash MPI has released new literature about its Vantage Series presses. The literature outlines the standard Vantage press features, its available optional features and control system features. Wabash MPI included a chart with complete details about the presses, as well as specifications for each model including clamp force, cylinder and stroke, platen size, dimensions and

Synopsys releases new Simpleware version

Synopsys (Mountain View, Calif.) recently announced version N-2018.03 of its Simpleware 3D data visualization software, which is used in both life science and advanced materials and manufacturing applications. Improvements in the new version of Simpleware, announced in March, include: There’s automatic import and alignment of datasets. For example, there’s co-registration of MRI and CT scans

This new PTFE seal could make insulin pumps and other medical devices better

In dynamic applications requiring sealing at low-to-moderate speeds and pressures, design engineers are replacing underperforming elastomeric O-rings with spring-energized PTFE “C-ring” seals. David Wang, Bal Seal Engineering When O-rings and other traditional sealing methods fail, diagnostic and drug-delivery equipment engineers are embracing a new and more cost-effective way to improve the performance of their existing

Watlow introduces new control panel series

Watlow recently launched its new Series C1 extra small, non-hazardous location control panel as part of its WatConnect control panel family. The new control panels are simple to order and set up and use the company’s thermal components in UL-recognized packaging that can be delivered within two weeks. Series C1 control panels are single-phase that

OKW launches smaller instrument enclosures

OKW has released a smaller version of its Evotec designer instrument enclosures. The new enclosures are a 150 size and increase the Evotec size range to three plan sizes. Evotec enclosures are designed for tough working environments and are ideal for measurement and control engineering, IT, medical, laboratory and environmental technology. It can also be mounted on

Gauthier Biomedical receives FDA clearance for electronic torque indicating driver

Gauthier Biomedical (Grafton, Wisc.) announced that it has recently received FDA 510(k) clearance to market its electronic indicating device Intellitorq. The Intellitorq device is a manual driver that can indicate a torque value using LED lights and haptic feedback. “This breakthrough in handheld medical devices represents Gauthier’s long-standing commitment to providing repeatability, reliability and accuracy to

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

Could this new Guill extrusion crosshead enable medical tubing innovation?

Guill Tool & Engineering’s Micro Medical crosshead features a patented single-point concentricity adjustment that could enable greater extrusion automation. Officials at Guill Tool & Engineering (West Warwick, R.I.) think they could bring medical tubing extruders’ capabilities to new heights through their recently released Micro Medical crosshead. The Micro Medical crosshead — which Guill touted at

Henkel introduces new medical device adhesives that cure in seconds

Henkel Corp. recently introduced Loctite AA3951 and Loctite AA3953 — two new high-elongation, high-flexibility, LED-curable adhesives specifically designed for use on flexible medical devices made of TPE and TPU. Both TPE and TPU are substrates that medical device manufacturers are increasingly specifying, according to Henkel. The new adhesives have a fixture time of 1 to 3 seconds

Medtech stories we missed this week: March 23, 2018

From Medizone’s evaluation deal to Advantis Medical Imaging getting CE Mark approval, here are medtech stories we missed this week but thought were still worth mentioning. 1. Medizone inks AsepticSure evaluation deal with commercial cleaning products maker Innovasource Medizone announced in a March 22 press release that it has signed a product evaluation agreement with Innovasource.

Elastocon TPE Technologies launches new medical-grade thermoplastic elastomers

Elastocon TPE Technologies is launching its latest medical-grade compounds at the National Plastics Exposition in Orlando, May 7–11, the company recently announced. The new medical grades, Elastocon 8028N and 8068N, can be injection molded, extruded or overmolded. The features include high flow properties that allow for complex part design, flexibility, odorless, cold weather stability, UV

AVX announces new medical-grade tantalum capacitors

AVX Corp. today announced the release of its T4Z Medical Series HRC4000 medical-grade tantalum capacitors. The T4Z series is designed to replace commercial capacitors in the filtering, hold-up, and charging circuits of non-critical medical devices, according to Fountain Inn, S.C.–based AVX. Devices ranging from neurostimulators to patient monitoring and diagnostic equipment require high-reliability and strict change control, the