Ministac Fittings Help Knee-Brace Take the Strain

Ministac Fittings Help Knee-Brace Take the Strain

The ability to handle high pressures, yet light and flexible enough were the essential requirements when the Penske company were sourcing components for their high-tech knee brace. Clearly, the physical demands placed upon the materials and components within such a product are unusual, if not unique. The Lee Minstac system of tubing and fittings were chosen by Penske because of their ability to be flexible, yet strong enough to provide a leak-free performance, even under high pressure.

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Lee Restrictors Keep the Electricity Flowing

Lee Restrictors Keep the Electricity Flowing

Lohm rate restrictors supplied by Lee Products have recently been used in the recent refurbishment of the Allt na Lairige hydro-electric power station near Inverary in Scotland.

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Miniature Valves Help to Make Robotic Hand Realistic

Miniature Valves Help to Make Robotic Hand Realistic 

LeeHDI (LHD) series solenoid valves have been used by Shadow Robot Company to control the flow of air into and out of air muscles to help make robotic hands more realistic.

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Miniature VHS Solenoid Valves Play Significant Role in the Viability of 3D Bio-Printing of Human Cells

Miniature VHS Solenoid Valves Play Significant Role in the Viability of 3D Bio-Printing of Human Cells

The rapid development of viable inkjet technology for highly specialised applications, such as printing human cells, continues to generate significant interest. If successful, the realisation of this technology for specialised biological applications, generally known as ‘biofabrication’, has the potential to replace the long established (and often controversial) process of using animals for testing new drugs.  However, there are many challenges to overcome to enable the successful production of a valve-based cell printer for the formation of human embryonic stem cell spheroid aggregates. For example, printing techniques need to be developed which are both controllable and less harmful to the process of preserving human cell tissue viability and functions.

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