Stevens thermoplastic polyurethanes (TPUs) are for medical and surgical devices. These TPUs do not contain plasticizers and are suitable for high-performance products used in critical "can't fail" medical situations. Stevens Urethane Film, Sheet, and Tubing for Medical Applications brochure includes tables that compare the properties of urethane, such as elongation, tear, and strength, with other flexible materials such as PVC. Information on products using TPUs is also included.
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 radio show will show what’s possible with smart machines, and what tradeoffs need to be made to implement such a solution.