Pharmaceutical and Medical

Sensors help make N95 masks in fight against COVID-19

Reliability is essential in automated production, and nowhere more than in the hard-pressed healthcare supply sector. At the time of the global COVID-19 crisis, OEM equipment builders rushed to increase capacity for producing personal protective equipment (PPE). Manufacturers of N95 face masks, a high-volume item of PPE, faced unprecedented demand …

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Control units for respirators: RAFI ramps up production

HMI specialist RAFI has been producing capacitive control units for the HAMILTON-C6 mobile respirator station from Swiss medical technology manufacturer Hamilton Medical for around four years. This company, which has specialised since 1983 in the development of intensive respirator systems, ranks among the leading suppliers of intelligent high-end devices. Currently, …

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Smart patrol robots built with Advantech’s UNO-2484G edge gateway deployed to fight coronavirus

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Shenhao Technology Co has deployed smart robots that use Advantech technology to monitor body temperature and conduct identity detection in schools, banks, and other public places. Shenhao, a leading provider of IoT products and solutions aimed at smart city applications, offers a smart patrol robot …

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World Magnetics and Variohm work round the clock to fulfil increased demand for ventilator pressure switches

World Magnetics has for many years been actively involved in the supply of its DesignFlex brand pressure and vacuum switching products for medical markets including mechanical filtration and ventilation equipment. Recently the leading US manufacturer has been working round the clock to fulfil large volume orders to meet the significantly …

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Yokogawa acquires Fluid Imaging Technologies

Yokogawa has acquired Fluid Imaging Technologies. Fluid Imaging Technologies possesses advanced technologies and know-how in the analysis of cells and other types of particles suspended in liquid media, and specialises in the development, manufacturing, and sale of flow imaging instrumentation used to perform particle analysis. With Fluid Imaging Technologies as …

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NMITE rallies resources to support COVID-19 response

New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE) has converted its administration offices at Gardner Hall, Hereford into a makeshift factory producing vitally needed PPE items for both NHS acute hospitals and local care homes. Operated 24/7 by NMITE staff, the factory has so far manufactured over 500 and delivered …

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igus e-skin energy chain systems receive ISO Class 1 certification for cleanrooms

The e-skin energy chain system provides cleanroom equipment with data, power and media without unwanted particles contaminating the air, as proven by the Fraunhofer Institute IPA. All three e-skin energy chain types, with and without cables, have ISO Class 1 certification, which is the ‘cleanest’ classification. In the test conducted by the Fraunhofer Institute …

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RS Components rallies its DesignSpark engineering community to produce 3D-printed visors to help protect COVID-19 health workers

RS Components (RS) has embarked on a partnership with the National 3D Printing Society (N3DPS) in the UK to enable frontline health workers to quickly access vital personal protection equipment (PPE) as they tirelessly continue their efforts to combat the COVID-19 virus. To directly support this urgent action, RS has teamed up …

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Sense accelerates instrument-free molecular diagnostic test for COVID-19

Sense Biodetection has today announced an accelerated programme to launch the world’s first instrument-free, point-of-care molecular diagnostic test for SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic. Sense is partnering closely with Phillips-Medisize, a Molex company and leading global medical device innovator, developer and manufacturer, to scale-up production of its …

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Detecting elevated body temperature using thermal imaging

FLIR Systems has reported on how its thermal cameras have a long history of being used in public spaces as an effective frontline screening tool to non-invasively measure skin surface temperature and identify individuals with Elevated Body Temperature (EBT). In light of the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, society is deeply …

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