Originally Published MPMN October 2002
HOTLINEElectrically Conductive Polymers Boost Device Performance
More than 20 base resins are available
Electrically conductive engineered materials protect medical equipment from static buildup, electrostatic discharge (ESD), and electromagnetic or radio-frequency interference (EMI/RFI). With formulations in more than 20 rigid and elastomeric thermoplastic base resins, the Stat-Tech product line from PolyOne (Avon Lake, OH) was developed to meet these requirements while helping design engineers to enhance performance and safety in ever-smaller packages. Read more...
In-cylinder Mounting Maximizes Sensor Lifetime
Reliability is also enhanced
An in-cylinder position sensor can function as a cost-efficient alternative to position feedback devices for hydraulic and pneumatic actuators. The TDP-100 sensor from Transducers Direct (Cincinnati) uses high-resistivity conductive plastic bonded to a precision wire-wound element, and offers more than 50 million cycles at a 25-mm stroke length and 250-mm/sec speeds. Read more...
Tube-Processing System Automates Production
Coiling, taping, and cutting operations are simplified
A medical tube- processing system facilitates coiling, taping, and cutting operations. The Model QC 3000 servodriven Quill Coiler from Kuntz Mfg. Co., Inc. (Santa Ana, CA), operates at high speed, and is robust and reliable. Read more...
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