Check valves are unseen and undervalued. These valves are found in
just about every mobile and industrial hydraulic system on the
planet. Simply put, if there’s a pump, most likely you will find...
On April 4, 2019
Valve technology has come a long way with many available features.
Gas and liquid multimedia valves that are used in chemical analysis
such as Gas Chromatography/Mass Spectrometry (GC-MS) and
On March 8, 2019
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
On February 1, 2019
Point-of-care testing (POCT) is a rapidly expanding segment of
the healthcare industry, especially for at-home care and disease
management. This expansion is driven by an increasingly diverse
On August 7, 2018
Today, gas chromatography (GC), mass spectroscopy (MS) and similar
life science instrumentation are contributing to results in drug
discovery and development, forensics labs, and the next...
On April 24, 2018
Before the advent of thermoplastic fittings, the water conditioning
industry was basically limited to brass, bronze, galvanized and
copper tubing for connecting Point-of-Entry (POE) filters,
On September 5, 2017
As we move into the future, the need for transportation is merging
with society’s concerns about pollution, climate change, depletion
of natural resources and the long-term sustainability of our...
On April 21, 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
Wherever water, chemical mixtures, oil and gases are transported
through pipes, solenoid valves are instrumental in remotely or
automatically controlling the flow and transfer of fluids. But...
On October 4, 2016
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
On March 31, 2016
Four years ago, the International Energy Agency (IEA) asked “are we
entering the golden age of gas?” Today, the North American shale
gas boom, expansion of LNG trade, and new LNG and natural gas...
On October 29, 2015
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
On October 27, 2015
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
On May 16, 2014
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
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
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