Linvatec Corporation is a leading manufacturer of arthroscopy and other surgical equipment. Their innovative line of Hall® Surgical equipment makes use of cordless battery power in such devices as sternum saws and bone drills.
Recent advances in tooling and equipment have made it possible to extrude high performance engineering thermoplastic compounds and alloys with precision approaching that of injection molding.
New, high-pressure aluminum compressed gas cylinders are finished in a rigorous washing, coating and curing system. The cylinders suspend from a conveyor by plug hooks that provide a grounding path for the powder coating.
Depending on the specific use, the buildup of static can cause mobility problems or even damage the materials in transit. Static electricity develops through motion. A common area for static electricity to generate from is ball bearings.
Traditionally, fluid handling pump designs favored metals, but many end-users demand non-metallic materials that better resist corrosion from harsh chemicals or reduced weight for portability.
Although most standard pipette tips do not require conductivity, the tips used in the liquid-handling drug testing systems not only require conductive properties, but superior physical properties as well as chemical resistance.
Elimination of "hot spots" or uneven surface charge distribution was a major issue that Hand Held Products faced when creating a new image scanner for clean room environments.
ESD (ElectroStatic Discharge) is the sudden transfer or discharge of electricity from one object to another. In cleanrooms or on factory floors, ESD poses a threat to product quality and may cause damage during any phase of manufacturing.