Automation reduces medical patch pump costs by 20%
By automating the production and test processes, ESCATEC has reduced the manufacturing costs of a medical patch pump by 20%. The initial contract for a few thousand unit prototype run of the PCB was done using ESCATEC's SMT line is Switzerland. However, the customer then asked for additional components, such as sensors, to be added that had to be done by hand, taking several minutes per unit and adding to the production cost.
Camera sensor targets medical & industrial applications
A camera sensor for medical and industrial applications has been introduced by OmniVision Technologies. The 1/18" OV6946 CameraChip captures 400x400 pixel resolution images and video with outstanding colour fidelity in a compact 0.9x0.9mm package that consumes low power, making it a suitable camera solution for minimally-invasive, reusable endoscopy.
ESCATEC is now FDA registered for the manufacture of Medical Devices
ESCATEC Medical Sdn Bhd is now FDA registered as a Medical Device Contract Manufacturer under FDA 21 CFR Part 820 QSR (registration number 3010354240). The company has already been approved to the ISO13485 quality management standard for medical device manufacturers for a number of years.
Bi-directional flow sensors target medical applications
MEMSIC has announced the availability of its MFC2030 bi-directional flow sensor for a wide range of applications such as analytical instruments, anesthesia and other medical flow devices, process control and natural gas measurement. The company utilises its highly advanced and successful MEMS thermal accelerometer platform as the flow sensing element in this high performance flow sensor.
Parity Medical becomes REO Healthcare Solutions Provider
Healthcare IT solutions provider Parity Medical has announced that it has achieved REO UK's Healthcare Solutions Provider status. The Wirral based IT firm will now be able to add more value to sales of its systems by including REO's medical isolation transformers in an application. The company will be able to offer its customers preferential levels of pricing and service on the devices.
Intertronics UV adhesive system cures time problem for Brandon Medical
Extended curing times for adhesives can often create a bottleneck in the production process which can interrupt work flow. This was exactly the problem experienced by Brandon Medical Ltd. Technical Director Nigel Davill explained: “We had a problem bonding three polycarbonate lenses together to make the large front lens of our Quasar eLite operating theatre lamp.
Gigabit Ethernet FPGA module targets medical imaging
A high performance Gigabit Ethernet FPGA module has been introduced by Orange Tree Technologies. Comprising a Gb Ethernet processing engine, Xilinx Artix-7 FPGA, DDR3 memory and general purpose I/O, the ZestET2-NJ is aimed at data acquisition and control applications in markets such as industrial vision, radar, sonar and medical imaging.
Power supplies target BF medical applications
Designed for type BF medical applications, the EXM150 and EXM225 series of 150 and 225W external power supplies have been released by Powerbox. The units are suitable for wall mount, desktop, or floor top placement. Changeable AC cable with ISO10651-2:2004 locking enables compatibility with any type of outlets, while changeable DC cable provides connector adaptability to any load. IP21 protection class enables use in critical medical environ...
AC/DC power supplies target medical applications
The new RACM100 and RACM150 series of AC/DC power supplies from RECOM, which have been specifically designed for medical applications are on sale at Dengrove Electronic Components. Meeting 2 MOPP (means of patient protection) safety approval for medical applications, these compact, high efficiency power supplies provide 100W or 135W maximum power in a semi-enclosed case without forced cooling and up to 150W for the optional fan version.
KISS Your 60601-1 Medical Power Supply
Does confusion reign in your engineering department about how to best comply with global standards for medical equipment? By Jeff Schnabel VP of Marketing, CUI.