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Earless linear actuator provides precision in tight spaces
The slim profile of a 20-mm-diam earless linear actuator makes it suitable for medical applications requiring precise motion in a limited space, such as handheld devices. Because the actuator does not have a mounting flange, it can fit in a 20-mm-diam area. The Z-series actuator can lift up to 60 oz and is available with linear step increments of 0.001, 0.002, and 0.004 in. travel per step. The motor is offered with bipolar and unipolar coil windings and can be mounted with clamps, threaded front sleeves, or snap-in mounting. Haydon Switch & Instrument Inc., 1500 Meriden Rd., Waterbury, CT 06705.
Polyurethane film welding system creates strong, invisible seals
A proprietary Class 10,000 cleanroom thin-film welding system can be used to manufacture nearly any thin polyurethane film product and create a seal that is nearly invisible and is as strong as the material itself. The system produces weld strengths of up to 2500 psi for films ranging from 1 to 10 mil thickness, and can be used to create products up to 18 in. wide by 24 in. long. Applications include organ bags, oversized pressure cuffs, medical instrument and scope covers, protective barrier sleeves, and specimen and tissue bags. The company can provide components or fully fabricated and assembled products. Polyzen Inc., 115 Woodwinds Industrial Court, Cary, NC 27511-1487.
Wires facilitate arterial, venous, and subcutaneous access
A company offers access, interventional, and specialty guidewires and components for cardiology, radiology, critical-care, minimally invasive surgery, urology, and gastroenterology applications. Access guidewires for percutaneous catheter placement are safe, kink resistant, and easy to use. Custom variations can be engineered to meet specific applications. Interventional guidewires are available with fixed or movable cores, PTFE coating, and heavy-duty construction. The company also offers components such as open coils, ground core wires, coated wires, dispensers, and coil clips. TFX Medical, Tall Pines Park, Jaffrey, NH 03452.
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