MPC, MPX, and Nu-Seal(TM) DSM Series couplings are for medical device applications ranging from cardiovascular devices to urinary drainage kits. MPC Series couplings are offered in two flow path sizes: 0.210 inch, for 1/4-inch ID tubing; and 0.290 inch for 3/8-inch ID tubing. MPX Series couplings, available in polycarbonate, are available in 0.500 inch flow and possess the same attributes as MPC Series couplings. Nu-Seal DSM coupling inserts are made from polyethylene and are for high-volume disposable applications such as irrigation sets, disposable tourniquets, and blood-pressure cuffs.
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.
In a bid to boost the viability of lithium-based electric car batteries, a team at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory has developed a chemistry that could possibly double an EV’s driving range while cutting its battery cost in half.
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.