Products Featured on the November 1998 issue of MPMN
Electrical discharge machining produces burr-free parts
Electrical discharge machining (EDM) produces accurate, burr-free finished parts. Wire EDM is suitable for producing complex, contoured shapes in tough-to-machine materials such as medical-grade stainless steel and titanium. Using more than 40 high-speed machines, a contract manufacturer offers efficient, economical wire EDM production. The company's EDM facilities can work with job runs of 50 to 50,000 pieces, and prototyping services are available. Adron Tool Corp., P.O. Box 960, Menomonee Falls, WI 53051.
Part designer offers valves, manifolds, flow switches, and level controls
A company offers highly accurate technology and products for medical OEM applications. Two- and three-way solenoid valves, operators, manifolds, single- and multipoint level switches, and fixed- and variable-flow switches are offered. Valves are available with a metering option that provides adjustable flow for dispensing a specific rate or flow of a fluid or gas. A variety of value-added assemblies are offered, including cartridges installed into a manifold base and a wide array of fittings and electrical terminations. KIP Inc., 72 Spring Ln., Farmington, CT 06034.
Linear stepper actuator eliminates the need for a reduction gearbox
For medical applications that require a regulating, measuring, or leveling motion, a linear stepper actuator offers cost-effective, space-saving precision positioning. Based on a 36-mm motor, the UBL series linear actuator eliminates the use of a reduction gearbox, decreasing cost, number of parts, assembly time, and labor required. Linear stroke for the series is 8, 13, or 45 mm, with 0.033-mm displacement per step. The linear actuator models are available as either a two-phase or four-phase stepper. SAIA-Burgess Electronics Inc., 1335 Barclay Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.