The most popular style of pneumatic actuator consists of a piston
and rod moving inside a closed cylinder, designed to move in a
straight line to deliver linear motion. This style of linear
On September 26, 2017
A cleanroom is an environment maintained to ensure minimal levels
of environmental pollutants such as dust, airborne microbes,
aerosol particles, and chemical vapors. It is critical for...
On September 20, 2017
Introduction to Linear Actuators Pneumatic linear actuators are
designed to move in a straight line and are one of the
simplest, most cost effective and straightforward ways to
On August 29, 2017
Plant shutdown, a shortage of key products, patients unable to
access important drugs, profits hit … the consequences of a
biological contamination can be devastating for a...
On August 16, 2017
Hose manufacturers each use a diverse range of materials that can
result in a variety of hose styles. They design their hose and
coupling components to fit their own tolerances. Hoses from...
On August 10, 2017
To meet the needs of today's ever-changing hospital environments,
medical equipment manufacturers are under pressure to design
smaller, lighter and more portable devices without...
On August 9, 2017
Be it in the production of food, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics or
medical devices coming into contact with the human body, excellent
purity and media resistance combined with a wide range of...
On July 27, 2017
Selecting materials for a given application is one of the main
design steps towards a safe and cost efficient system, yet a
commonly overlooked stage, mainly performed from a purely...
On May 31, 2017
For designers of electronics enclosures, conductive plastics offer
the benefit of lighter weight coupled with cost effective injection
molding. But for years, using traditional blended plastic...
On February 8, 2017
Parker Prädifa offers a large number of combined pneumatic seals
and wipers for the open groove of the EU system. By installing the
right type of seal, a wide range of applications can be covered
On February 8, 2017
Liquid valves are a critical component in the next generation of
analytical equipment used for clinical diagnostics, analytical
chemistry, environmental monitoring, agent detection, and other
On February 7, 2017
Single-use systems (SUS) for up- and downstream processing in the
pharmaceutical industry have become widely accepted in recent years
due to their advantages in many operations, such as...
On January 31, 2017
In the medical industry, oftentimes it is necessary to test a
single blood sample a number of times. Other times, a patient may
need to be injected with multiple doses of a medicine or...
On December 28, 2016
Shielding for electromagnetic interference (EMI) is critical to
military electronics systems operating in demanding environments
requiring low emitted electronic signatures and protection
On December 6, 2016
The terms Preventive and Predictive maintenance are often
interchanged, but drastically different. Knowing the difference can
help save you time and money with your maintenance plan. Preventive
On September 27, 2016
Most pharmaceutical manufacturers produce drugs in large vats of
living cell cultures. For the production of these drugs, it is
extremely important to ensure that these cell cultures are not
On September 14, 2016
Bioreactors are playing a growing and ever more important role in
the biopharmaceutical arena and life sciences. Their role within
the research of pharmaceuticals and antibodies is contributing to
On July 12, 2016
For biomanufacturers, using a structured, analytical approach to
process scale-up will breed confidence and ensure quality.
By adopting robust experimental design, results gleaned
On July 7, 2016
We surveyed more than 300 engineers and business managers in the
life sciences instrument industry and followed up the survey with
individual interviews. The key takeaways from that...
On June 22, 2016
Cost, quality, regulatory challenges, safety and usability were the
major near-term challenges identified in a recent survey of more
than 300 engineers and business managers who work for life...
On June 8, 2016