The Life Sciences sector businesses supply a range of consumables, instrumentation and related services to the healthcare and environmental industries.
Healthcare (84% of revenues) – Clinical diagnostic instrumentation, consumables and services supplied to hospital pathology and life sciences laboratories for the testing of blood, tissue and other samples. Surgical medical devices and related consumables and services supplied to hospital operating rooms, GI/Endoscopy suites and clinics.
Environmental (16% of revenues) – Environmental analysers, containment enclosures and emissions monitoring systems.
The drylin ZLW linear robot system is explained in more detail, in a video, by motion plastics specialist, igus. This modular drive system enables engineers to design and configure their own ready-to-install linear robots with maximum flexibility. With the drylin ZLW system, machine builders can address various design challenges and working environments in a diverse range of applications, rapidly and at lower cost than custom build solutions.
Molex has introduced the industry’s first ODVA conformance tested and approved IP67 EtherNet/IP I/O module to interface with roller drives. The space-saving Brad® HarshIO modules are machine-mountable to connect industrial controllers to roller drives directly, even in the toughest environments. Interfacing with up to 4 roller drives makes the modules an economical choice for conveyor applications. Image: 60mm digital I/O modules deliver IP67-rated on-machine reliable solution for interfacing industrial controllers with motorised rollers in harsh duty environments.