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INDUSTRIES: Medical and Healthcare

SUMMARY

Customer Need / Challenge

Customer needs to apply known forces to stent and catheters to ensure they pass all necessary strength and flexibility testing.

Interface Solution

Model MBP Overload Protected Beam Miniature Load Cell is placed behind the guide wire for the stent or catheter. The motor will spin the linear drive and push the load cell and guide the wire through the testing maze. Model MBP Overload Protected Beam Miniature Load Cell is connected to Model DIG-USB PC Interface Module. All forces are measured and stored on PC.

Results

Customer was able to perform required testing and log to PC, followed by being able to review results and take actions as needed.

MATERIALS
  • Model MBP Overload Protected Beam Miniature Load Cell.
  • DIG-USB PC Interface Module.
  • Interconnect cable.
HOW IT WORKS
    1. Install Model MBP Overload Protected Beam Miniature Load Cell onto linear guide.
    2. Connect Model MBP Overload Protected Beam Miniature Load Cell to Model DIG-USB PC Interface Module.
    3. Force applied by the hydraulic actuator bends the top of the sealed load cell while the resistance from the candy bends the bottom of the load cell.
    4. Connect Model DIG-USB to customer’s PC.
    5. Forces measured by Model MBP Overload Protected Beam Miniature Load Cell will be displayed and logged onto customer’s PC.