With the Twist-N-Load, users don’t have to pull back on any collar, or push a button to begin the connection process. With a simple twist of the wrist, the shaft quickly locks into place providing an instrument with extreme integrity and zero “play.”
The Twist-N-Load is perfect for users who may require multiple connection changes, or simply want the convenience of an almost immediate, quick and sturdy connection. Unlike standard connectors, which may require parts that are screwed together, there is no wasting time determining if the parts are 100 percent secure. The Twist-N-Load gives users the confidence of knowing that the connection is “ready to go” with a simple twist and subsequent “click.”
The Twist-N-Load Connection System is now available with Gauthier Biomedical’s entire line of ratchets, screwdrivers and revolutionary, all-in-one instrument, the RTL (Ratcheting Torque Limiter) Driver.
Gauthier Biomedical’s extensive background in biomedical engineering and orthopedics is a driving force in their pursuit to provide the highest-quality tools in the orthopedic and spinal instrumentation market.
Truchard will be presented the award at the 2014 Golden Mousetrap Awards ceremony during the co-located events Pacific Design & Manufacturing, MD&M West, WestPack, PLASTEC West, Electronics West, ATX West, and AeroCon.
Robots that walk have come a long way from simple barebones walking machines or pairs of legs without an upper body and head. Much of the research these days focuses on making more humanoid robots. But they are not all created equal.
The IEEE Computer Society has named the top 10 trends for 2014. You can expect the convergence of cloud computing and mobile devices, advances in health care data and devices, as well as privacy issues in social media to make the headlines. And 3D printing came out of nowhere to make a big splash.
For industrial control applications, or even a simple assembly line, that machine can go almost 24/7 without a break. But what happens when the task is a little more complex? That’s where the “smart” machine would come in. The smart machine is one that has some simple (or complex in some cases) processing capability to be able to adapt to changing conditions. Such machines are suited for a host of applications, including automotive, aerospace, defense, medical, computers and electronics, telecommunications, consumer goods, and so on. This discussion will examine what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.