Applications include medical equipment, clinical
instrumentation, food processing, beverage dispensing and most other forms of
These 2-way and 3-way valves have wetted surfaces molded
entirely of engineered, high-performance materials such as PEEK, Ultem®,
Radel®, Viton®-GF with FDA and UPS class VI approval. The valves withstand
chemical attack by corrosive and biological fluids while remaining inert and
maintaining the integrity of the fluid pathway.
The valves pictured are for a dialysis application and
are configured to provide high flow with an exceptionally high tolerance to
particulate matter and precipitates. Poppets and seats are configured to
provide bubble-tight leakage characteristics.
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.