Portable Medical Equipment
Pulse Width Modulation Control for Solenoid Valves
Pulse width modulation (PWM) is a method of reducing the average power delivered by an electrical signal, by breaking it up into predefined pulses. When utilized to operate direct acting...
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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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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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Advances In SCBA Couplings Give Manufacturers Innovative Options
A self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) has long been standard equipment for firefighters, rescue personnel, and divers. SCBA has even found its way into the health care industry for use by...
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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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Subsystems are Critical to OEM Instrumentation Design
Life science instruments in the medical, analytical and diagnostics fields vary widely by technology and design. But one thing they all have in common is the complexity of their fluidic circuits....
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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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The Importance of Reliability in Diaphragm Pumps
Reliability is the quality of being trustworthy or of performing consistently well. Here at Parker, we’ve made reliability the focus of our products since the company was established; this has...
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EMI Testing for Medical Devices – What You Need to Know
Not long ago in hospitals and other critical care facilities, you were greeted with a large, ominous warning sign the moment you walked through the entrance doors to refrain from cell phone use due to...
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Fluidic Components Take the Pain Out of Designing Capnography Monitors
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...
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New Miniature Poppet Solenoid Valve Increases Battery Life
Some of the biggest challenges for designing battery operated, handheld medical devices are size, weight and battery life. All three can be significantly improved by using our new miniature solenoid...
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How to Integrate Motor Speed Control for Pump Motors in Medical Devices
Providing miniature size, light weight and low power coupled with integration capabilities for pump and motor units in medical devices provide an ideal solution for design engineers. They are now able...
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Mini Subcomponents for Medical Devices Make a Big Design Difference
Miniaturization is big in all fields these days. This trend is a challenge for machine designers faced with packing the same capabilities into a smaller space. Take the life sciences, for example....
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Portable Oxygen Concentrators vs. Liquid Oxygen
Requiring oxygen can be a difficult change in a person’s life. Patients are being diagnosed with medical conditions like COPD at younger ages and are not ready to give up an active lifestyle. This is...
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Nitrous Oxide Nasal Mask and Breathing Circuit Increases Patient Comfort
A renowned oral and maxillofacial surgeon from Phoenix, Arizona approached Parker's Porter Instrument Division in 2011 with a prototype design for an improved nitrous oxide mask. Robert Guyette,...
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Meeting the Biocompatibility Challenge in Respiratory Device Designs
Design engineers face the challenge of improving system performance and capability, while they remain under constant pressure to reduce system cost. Meeting these challenges—along with meeting the...
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Indego® is the Real 'Elysium' for Human Motion and Control
For people with parapalegia, the promise of companies developing powered exoskeletons that will afford them a new level of independence is not just with movie entertainment.  Parker Hannifin...
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