Medical Device
Capitalizing on Valve Mechanics With a Hit and Hold Circuit
Hit and hold circuits enable solenoid valves to be energized to full power and held for a short duration of time before voltage and current are reduced significantly to lower levels, while...
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Basic Solenoid Valve Operation
Direct acting solenoid valves require a significant amount of electrical power to change from a normally closed state to an open or actuated state. Once the valve is fully actuated, the amount...
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Tips for Selecting a Mass Flow Measuring Device
There are several technology options in precision measurement devices but the two that have frequently been compared against each other are thermal mass flow and differential pressure mass flow. These...
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Benefits of Using IEC-60601 Compliant Components in Medical Devices
Developing and introducing a new clinical diagnostic instrument or medical device is a challenging accomplishment that often takes years. One of the final steps in bringing life-saving, life-improving...
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Shielding and Guarding Solutions for Healthcare Providers From Stock Components
In a hospital or clinical environment, personal protective equipment (PPE) is important and necessary to decrease staff and patient exposure to airborne ailments. Unfortunately, custom equipment may...
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Water Chilling for Temperature Control in MRI and CT Scanners
Process chillers for precision cooling of low viscosity industrial fluids are routinely used in hospitals and laboratories to control the temperature in a variety of applications including rotary...
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How to Select Seal Materials for Medical Ventilators
In the rush to massively increase the number of ventilators available to treat patients with severe cases of Covid-19, using the correct seal materials for those ventilators should never take a back...
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Critical Systems and Components for Ventilator Manufacturing
Today, the demand for life-saving ventilators is challenging medical equipment manufacturers’ production capacity and supply chains around the world to perform at levels well beyond...
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Supporting Medical Device Manufacturing With Business Critical Parts
For medical device manufacturers, it is now more important than ever to operate at the highest capacity in order to increase the supply of essential equipment used for patient care.   COVID-19 is...
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Understanding Hydrophobicity and Oleophobicity
Medical device manufacturers rely on membrane microfiltration media to filter, vent and protect a wide range of sensitive equipment and instrumentation. The combination of consistent airflow,...
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Extreme Performance Valve Provides Versatility in Life Science Applications
Highly sensitive instruments and equipment used in analytical chemistry and medical device applications require extreme capabilities. To provide unique differentiation of their products and meet their...
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Compamed Delivers on Energy-Saving Designs and Cost-Efficient Medical Devices
Compamed is a yearly international trade fair event located in Dusseldorf, Germany with a focus on delivering world-class high tech solutions for medical technology. This year the event occurred on...
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Choosing a Solenoid Valve for Applications Requiring Extreme Performance
Today's state-of-the-art laboratory and medical instruments are smaller, more accurate and higher performing. Many applications, such as those in analytical chemistry (mass spectrometry and...
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Microfiltration and Venting Solutions for Medical Devices
Over the years, medical device manufacturers have improved their products to become highly reliable, compact and non-intrusive. Users benefit from preemptive monitoring of critical measures, proper...
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New Product Technology Introduced in Point-of-Care Testing Instrumentation
In clinical diagnostics, the fastest-growing segment is point-of-care testing (POCT). POCT consists of medical diagnostic testing performed close to the patient, instead of a traditional centralized...
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Servo Motors and Drives Used in Tilting Beds Improve Patient Comfort
In radiographic tilting beds, the table upon which the patient is placed needs to be moved and controlled with smooth precision. In this type of application, servo motors and drives play a key role....
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New Miniature Proportional Valve for Next Generation Ventilators
One of the most important medical devices created in the last century is the ventilator. The ventilator is critical for patients who cannot breathe on their own due to medical procedures or long-term...
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Point-of-Care Testing Requires Microfluidic Precision
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of the healthcare industry. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse array of advanced medical diagnostic equipment that can be...
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Bringing Medical Devices to Market Faster With Early Supplier Involvement
Market globalization, increased regulatory requirements, more educated consumers, and today’s cultural demand for immediate results and satisfaction are fueling the whirlwind pace of breakthrough...
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What's the Difference Between Volumetric Flow and Mass Flow?
What type of flow measuring device should I use? This is a recurring question. The choice is bounded by customer needs, product variables and different technologies available on the market today. It’s...
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