Microgears for some types of medical technology need to be inexpensively mass produced. But at the same time, they need to be both precise and reliable, even though their design lifetime is relatively short. Here's how microgears were developed for blood glucose measuring devices, insulin pumps for diabetics and other very small devices.
Medical imaging equipment, water handling systems, conveyors, robotic systems and rotary and linear actuators are among the many devices that may be fitted with electric friction brakes to hold their loads in place when the power is off or disrupted.
The medical device industry
today has numerous standards
and regulations to follow,
most notable amongst them being ISO 9001 and ISO 13485. However, these requirements have a shared blind spot: critical processes (heat treating, sterilization, etc.). In the medical industry, all of the standards and audits suppliers need to adhere to focus on general system quality. If the critical processes aren’t
being looked at equipment can still fail because of poor craftsmanship.
Modeling and simulation is
a key driver of innovation.
Whether it’s general manufacturing,
consumer goods or life sciences, the
ability to realistically model and simulate the response of parts, sub-systems and complete assemblies to increase accuracy and repeatability is vital in today’s analytical world.
John Morehead, national
sales manager of Crouzet Motors
(Vista, CA), was bunkered
down in his office in Palatine,
IL surrounded at all points by
ankle-deep snow from an unfortunately