Electronic Components
Industry’s Fastest Piezoelectric Jet Valves
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Industrial Controls & Automation, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Mechanical Components, Joining & Assembly, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
Nordson EFD, East Providence, RI, has more than tripled the speed of its PICO™ series of piezoelectric jet dispensing systems— from 150Hz (cycles per second) up to an industry-leading continuous 500Hz, making the new and improved versions the fastest piezoelectric valves available to the global manufacturing community. PICO systems are used to apply adhesives, lubricants, and other assembly fluids in amounts as small as 2 nanoliters. They are ideal for applying precise amounts of fluid on uneven surfaces or products with small components, tight tolerances, or hard-to-access areas, such as medical devices.
Read More >>
3D Magnetic Mapping of Reed Sensors
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Sensors, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
Standex-Meder Electronics, Cincinnati, OH, announces its 3D magnetic mapping capabilities for reed sensors, which allows designers to more accurately place sensors and magnetic components within a system, eliminating issues that may result in faulty operation. 3D mapping also helps designers adjust the magnetic sensitivity of the reed sensor and/or the magnet’s size and strength. It is particularly useful in applications using more than one reed sensor or more than one magnet.
Read More >>
Smart Voice Coil Actuator
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Sensors, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
BEI Kimco Magnetics, Vista, CA, introduces its latest generation Housed Voice Coil Actuator (VCA), the LAS28-53-00A. Engineered as an all inclusive package, the new VCA incorporates an integrated position feedback sensor with analog output for servo positioning or velocity control. It includes shielded cables and connectors that allow plug and play installation. With shaft and bearings contained in the housing, there is no need to design parts to capture the coil and field assemblies and maintain concentric position.
Read More >>
COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 Module
Posted in Electronics, Electronic Components, Board-Level Electronics, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 March 2013
ADLINK Technology, Inc., San Jose, CA, presents its latest COM Express offering, the Express-IB, a high performance COM.0 R2.0 Type 6 module featuring an Intel Core i7/i5/i3 processor supporting Intel HD Graphics integrated on the CPU with three independent displays. The Express-IB is ideal for customers with advanced processing performance and graphics requirements looking to reduce development time by outsourcing the base design of their system and focusing on application functionality.

Read More >>
Self-Charging Power Cell for Small Devices
Posted in Bio-Medical, Electronics, Batteries, Electronic Components, Power Supplies, Medical, Briefs, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013

A hybrid power cell uses a new technique for electrical charge conversion and storage.

Scientists at Georgia Tech say that they have developed a new self-charging power cell technology that directly converts mechanical energy to chemical energy. Then, the power is stored until it is needed to generate electricity. This hybrid generator- storage cell utilizes mechanical energy more efficiently than systems using separate generators and batteries, they say.
Read More >>
Wire and Cable Catalog
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Custom & Contract Manufacturing, Electronics, Materials / Adhesives / Coatings, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013
Northwire, Inc., Osceola, WI, presents its 2013 NWI Lab360 catalog available in print and web-ready downloadable formats. This catalog presents complex technical information clearly so users can quickly source standard wire and cable products and custom build-to-order solutions. Northwire-NWI Lab360 is a premier partner for the design, manufacture, and contract engineering services for custom wire and cable, retractiles, assemblies, connectors, harnesses, and injection and over-molded products.
Read More >>
Illuminated Tact Switches
Posted in Manufacturing & Prototyping, Electronics, Electronic Components, Medical, Products, MDB on Friday, 01 February 2013
Master Distributors, Santa Monica, CA, a leading distributor of electromechanical, interconnect, and passive components, now carries TL3240 Series and TL3210 Series illuminated tact switches from E-Switch. Both series are surface mount switches that offer LED illumination in a variety of colors for applications in medical equipment. The TL3210 series measures only 5.6mm x 3.5mm, making it the tiniest illuminated tact switch in E-Switch’s line.
Read More >>

White Papers

Bearing selection for low-speed applications
Sponsored by Kaydon
The Road to Lightweight Vehicles
Sponsored by HP
Advanced Symbolic and Numeric Techniques for Machine Vibration Analysis
Sponsored by Maplesoft
Introduction to Hypervisor Technology
Sponsored by Curtiss-Wright Controls Embedded Computing
A Brief History of Modern Digital Shaker Controllers
Sponsored by Crystal Instruments
The Final Step In Prototyping: Enhancing Your Metal Parts For Accelerated Speed To Market
Sponsored by Able Electropolishing

White Papers Sponsored By: