Tool and mold maker Minimould achieved improvements in quality and fill time as a result of using Moldflow software early in the manufacture of a new range of laryngoscopes. These devices are now in production by medical device manufacturer Penlon and Minimould.
At Great Britain's Royal National Orthopedic Hospital, children who have lost part of their leg bones after suffering from bone cancer are being helped with a new procedure designed to eliminates the need for years of painful surgery.
The advantages of controlling electric motors with digital signal processors (DSPs) instead of microcontrollers are well established. DSPs can boost operating efficiencies significantly from the 40 percent typically found in microcontroller-controlled motors to as high as 90 percent.
The MCD 200 Series of soft starters features compact units that offer advanced heat dissipation, eliminating the need for extra ventilation or bypass connectors while simplifying installation and minimizing panel space requirements. The MCD 200 Series covers the 7.5 to 110 kW power range.
Gore Universal Pipe Gaskets are designed to enable users to standardize their gasket applications across steel, glass-lined steel, and FRP systems, or wherever non-metallic gaskets can be used.
These octogonal cross-section O-ring seals, designated Octi-Ring, can be used in applications that would normally require a special seal groove. The new seals are available in virtually every common and many exotic seal materials. They are available for 1/8-in. OD with every size in between.
The F-35 is a joint strike fighter being developed for a joint program between the United States and the United Kingdom. Lockheed Martin is designing the fighter, which could be in the air by 2005. The multi-role fighter is being developed to fulfill the needs of the U.S. Navy, The U.S. Marine Corp.
Two lines of O-rings are engineered to meet stringent requirements in both healthcare and tubing applications. The first line features O-ring seals specially formulated of elastomer materials that comply with FDA and U.S. Pharmacopoeia (USP) Class VI healthcare standards.
The PSI-Data/Fax-Modem/RS232 DIN-rail mount modem is designed to provide worldwide access to machines and remote installations, via the public phone network, for remote maintenance and monitoring and program downloads.
The WPA60 dc-dc converter has nine available variations. Each of the units from the range delivers two independently regulated outputs that provide full regulation down to zero load.
788 Series plugable, DIN-rail mount relays use the Cage Clamp's spring pressure connection technology for push-in connection of solid wire or ferruled stranded wire and screwdriver actuated connection of all wire types.
The LSMN Mini Series of temperature probes is designed to meet small space requirements in applications requiring fast and precise temperature sensing. A wide range of custom options allows unlimited temperature sensing applications in industries ranging from life sciences to heavy industrial.
Glass Capacitors Land on Mars AVX supplied their CYR20 glass-dielectric capacitors in the mission critical rover lift mechanism actuator and lander petal actuator circuits on the Mars Spirit and Opportunity Rovers.
Standard Linear Actuators Are Being Modified For Specialty Applications In Both Outer And ''inner'' Space.April 8, 2004 12:12 pm | by Joy LePree, Technical Editor | Articles | Comments
By Joy LePree, Technical Editor While most of us tend to think of motion control as a very down-to-earth topic, designers of space apparatus and undersea equipment have a very different view of the technology.
Whether developing new products or improving existing ones, design engineers face pressures from throughout their organizations. Marketing requires high-quality, innovative products to better meet customers' demands.