Proportional Valves

Subsystems and Subcomponents are Critical to OEM Instrumentation Design

A subsystem is a self-contained module within a larger system. Often in the life sciences market space, manufacturers look for partners that specialize in a specific industry to design and supply...
On September 17, 2019

New Miniature Proportional Valve for Next Generation Ventilators

  One of the most import 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...
On August 1, 2019

How OEMs Can Improve Life Science Instrumentation Performance

Today, gas chromatography (GC), mass spectroscopy (MS) and similar life science instrumentation are contributing to results in drug discovery, drug development, forensic labs, and the next...
On July 31, 2019

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...
On May 7, 2019

How Can Clinical and Analytical Chemistry Labs Increase Throughput?

Clinical and analytical laboratories are under constant pressure to increase throughput. Throughput is the amount of material or items passing through a system. In this case, it’s analyzing a higher...
On February 1, 2019

Choosing a High Flow Proportional Valve for Ventilators and Anesthesia Machines

In today’s medical device industry, there is strong demand for smaller, sleeker designs and speed to the market with the newest breakthrough products. Engineers designing respiratory equipment, such...
On June 14, 2018

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...
On August 9, 2017

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...
On February 22, 2016

Hydraulic Power Units Control All Functions of Hydro-electric Turbine

Hydroelectric plants, Parker and their distributors / integrators make powerful teams in the area of power generation support and technical expertise. Carter Lake Hydroelectric, adjacent to...
On May 21, 2015

Solving Product Design Challenges of Biocompatibility

Biocompatibility is one of the biggest hurdles for any new product—it is also one of the most important. Interestingly, there are no established regulations for the biocompatibility testing of medical...
On May 16, 2014

Improving Performance of Stream Switching Systems Under Low Air Conditions

As a user of analytical equipment such as process analyzers or gas chromatographs, are you affected by the vagaries of your compressed air supply? How often does a drop in its pressure affect...
On December 10, 2013

Trending in Robotics for the Life Sciences (Part 2)

In the first part of this series “6 Trends in Robotics for the Life Sciences,” you learned about three of the six important trends that are current in the design and manufacture of automated...
On December 5, 2013

6 Trends in Robotics for the Life Sciences

There is no doubt that the Life Sciences industry is currently a dynamic environment.  For instance, changing market conditions have tasked life science OEMs with building their products using faster,...
On December 3, 2013

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...
On November 15, 2013

Three Obstacles to Optimal Utility of Patient Care Products

What is the greatest obstacle to success in the design of a medical device that’s to be used directly by patients in their homes or in their bodies? In Parker-Hannifin’s view, the three...
On July 23, 2013