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White Papers for Medical Device Industry Suppliers

  • Techniques That Improve Your Equipment PerformanceBy

    TENSIONING – GEARING - CAMMING - In this article we will review three widely used motion control techniques: web tension control, proportional material spacing, and CAM-based synchronized profiling.
  • Worst Case Leakage Current TestingBy

    Leakage current testing is the measurement of electrical “leakage current” that results from powering an electrical appliance via mains or dc power. Leakage current is the unwanted or unintended flow of electrical current that presents an electrical hazard such as shock or burn.
  • Three Advantages of Urethane CastingBy

    Urethane casting can be ideal for quantities up to about 25 parts, and it has several advantages over other plastic manufacturing processes like injection molding and additive manufacturing (3D printing).
  • Instrumentation Cryogenic Valves - Proper Design and ApplicationBy

    Cryogenic valves are vital in the medical and aerospace industries, as well as within our food supply chain. Because of their importance, using the proper valve correctly is essential for maintaining your application's reliability and performance.
  • Low Pressure MeasurementsBy

    Low pressure (.2 to 5 psig) is one of the most rapidly growing segments of the pressure measuring market. It is, unfortunately, very difficult to make accurate calibrations of high accuracy gauge pressure instruments in this range. This paper discusses some problems and solutions found in making...
  • Corona vs PlasmaBy

    One common question about surface treatment systems is, “What is the difference between corona and plasma, and what best fits my application?” Both corona and plasma treatment increase the surface energy of materials and thereby improving the adhesion of inks, adhesives, flocking or other...

  • Rethink Your Cleaning ProcessBy

    Modern Vapor Degreasing Systems are Environmentally Friendly, Save Energy
  • Mitigating Medical Device Product Liability RiskBy

    Medical device product liability lawsuits are a stark reality in the manufacturing industry. The nearly doubling of medical device recalls in the past decade proves that even with the FDA working to ensure that only “safe” products are made and manufacturers making a dedicated effort to...
  • Why Do I Need a Cleanroom?By

    The electronic, high-tech, semiconductor, pharmaceutical, aero space, medical and many other industries depend on cleanroom technology. As products such as cell phone circuit boards become smaller, the chance of contamination in manufacturing becomes higher. For pharmaceutical companies, clean,...
  • What IQ/OQ/PQ Services Are - and Why You Need ThemBy

    Equipment validation – often referred to as Installation Qualification (IQ), Operational Qualification (OQ), and Performance Qualification (PQ) – provides you with a way of assessing how well your equipment is functioning. IQ/OQ/PQ may also be required by association, state, or federal...
  • Tackling Tough Fluid Sensing ChallengesBy

    If an application calls for the accurate fluid sensing of liquid level, pressure or flow, Gems Sensors & Controls can help. Their extensive fluid sensing portfolio has evolved from nearly 60 years of field-proven successes in a variety of markets. Common customer fluid sensing challenges can...
  • AC or DC DriveBy

    Which is best for small motors?
  • Thermal Analysis Unlocks the Secrets of ElastomersBy

    Analysts can reverse engineer elastomers which allows companies to improve on specific formulations.
  • Basics of Force Sensors Study GuideBy

    The study guide, “Basics of Force Sensors”, explores the different technologies engineers can choose from in selecting the ideal force sensing-device for a design project. This all-encompassing guide highlights key factors to consider in the sensor selection process: price, accuracy, and ease of...
  • The Thick & Thin of Plastic BagsBy

    An article describing the unit of measure "mil" as it relates to polyethylene film and bag production. Also, a table providing examples of probable uses for polyethylene bags of various mil thicknesses.
  • Polarization in Piezoceramic MaterialsBy

    One can think of a piezoceramic as a rock which generates electrical current if squeezed and which moves if driven by an electrical current. For these wonderful properties to occur electrodes must be connected to the piezoceramic and the piezoceramic must be polarized. Electrodes are metal...
  • Polyurethane Film on Paper With Controlled ReleaseBy

    A white paper describing the technical challenges in the development of Argotec's ArgoMedPLUS 18411 TPU Film-on-Paper product for use in kiss-cut frame dressing and surgical drape applications.
  • Guidelines for Selecting ValvesBy

    There is much to consider when choosing the right valves for an application. Here are some basics, important considerations, and guidelines for energy efficiency.
  • Overview of an Ethylene Oxide Sterilization ValidationBy

    Prior to beginning routine ethylene oxide sterilization, a product with a sterile claim needs to complete a validation process to ensure the Sterility Assurance Level claimed is met. This TechTip will provide a step-by-step overview of an ethylene oxide validation process that complies with the...
  • The Environmental and Bottom Line Impact of Single-Use SystemsBy

    Explore the merits of a single-use bioprocessing system and learn how the byproduct of these systems, cogeneration, can be leveraged to save money and reduce waste. The debate of which system is better for bioprocessing, a single-use system comprised of polymer-based parts or a stainless...
  • Efficiently Compliant: Using an SPC system to comply with the FDA’s CFR Part 11 requirementsBy

    Explore the FDA’s CFR Part 11 requirements for electronic records and signatures. Discover how the right statistical process control (SPC) software program can help your organization become compliant with these rules in an efficient way. Companies that are regulated by the FDA must comply...
  • ISO 8573 Compressed Air Contaminants, Purity Classes, and MethodsBy

    White paper discusses ISO 8573 sampling and analytical techniques and how Trace Analytics has developed an approach that allows determination of compliance in a straightforward and cost-effective manner.
  • Lean production and material flow in medical manufacturingBy

    12-page guidebook/brochure explores different technological approaches to lean manufacturing and assembly in a medical environment. When does it make sense to automate? When should you use a manual assembly process. Guidebook explores different application scenarios, recommends technologies for...
  • Using Infrared Light to Revolutionize the Staking ProcessBy

    Take a look inside the four basic steps of the staking process and discover how Infrastake harnesses infrared light to join plastics together in an innovative way. The process of staking plastic parts has been dominated by three main methods; hot air, thermal, and ultrasonic. Each method has...