Product News: Electronic Components & Devices
Miniature Coils are available in angular winding configurations.
Press Release Summary:
February 13, 2014 - Suited for medical navigation technologies, miniature coil assemblies feature ultra-fine wire winding in various configurations, including angular (55°) winding configurations, that allow for enhanced signal intensity. Miniature navigation coils with 58 AWG (.00039 in.) ultra-fine wirewinding are produced in ISO 14644 compliant, Class 100,000 (ISO 8) clean room facilities. Value-added services include microscopic soldering, terminations, and connections.
Original Press Release
New Miniature Coil Capability from Precision Available in Unique-in-Industry Angular Winding Configurations for Enhanced Signal Intensity
Press release date: February 11, 2014
Miniature Coil / Ultra-Fine Wire Winding Capabilities
Precision has the demonstrated capability to produce miniature navigation coils with 58 AWG (.00039” or .0099mm) ultra-fine wire winding resulting in key real-estate savings and yield enhancement benefits for medical device design engineers. Miniaturization is a strong trend in medical navigation equipment as smaller technologies can reach otherwise inaccessible regions of the body, minimize disruption of regular body function, minimize energy consumption and increase technology lifespan.
Real-Estate Savings & Enhanced Design Flexibility
Medical coils produced in ISO 14644 compliant, Class 100,000 (ISO 8) clean room facilities with ultra-fine 58 AWG wire generate significant real-estate savings. Specifically, the 58 AWG ultra-fine wire generates up to 50% space savings when compared to the use of 52 AWG wire and up to 30% space savings when compared to the use of 55 AWG wire. These real estate savings allow for the creation of smaller medical navigation technologies and also provide engineers with significantly enhanced design options in the design of new navigation technologies.
In addition to being able to produce miniature coils with ultra-fine 58 AWG wire, Precision, Inc has best-in-class knowledge of the associated processes required to ensure maximum yield. Precision´s value-added services include expert handling, as well as microscopic soldering, terminations and connections that ensure optimal performance. Precision has the capability to reduce costs by streamlining the supply chain- incorporating design, assembly and packaging into a single supplier.
Angular Winding Configurations
Precision also has the demonstrated capability to provide ultra-fine wire winding in a wide variety of configurations including a unique-in-the-industry angular configuration. The angular winding configuration features wire at a 55° angle (known in the industry as the “magic angle”) to the coil axis which has been proven to improve signal intensity for optimal sensing performance.
This unique configuration greatly simplifies design processes. Previously, miniature coils required the addition of some element that would position the coil precisely at a 55° angle to the coil axis. Now the real-estate and cost associated with this extra element are no longer required as the wire itself is already wound at a precise 55° angle to the coil axis. Removing the need for an additional angling element also ensures superior performance as less components provide fewer areas for error.
Precision, Inc´s miniature coil capabilities featuring 58 AWG ultra-fine wire winding and unique-in-the-industry angular winding configurations were showcased at booth 567 of MD&M West 2014 (February 11-13, 2014 - Anaheim, CA).
Precision Contact Information
For additional information or engineering assistance:
Precision’s Sales Department
Address: 1700 Freeway Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN, 55430
About Precision, Inc.
Precision, Inc. is an industry-leading designer and manufacturer of custom and standard magnetic components and assemblies. The Minneapolis-based company has over 40 years of design experience and specializes in the creation of innovative and sophisticated solutions for solving customer’s magnetic technology needs. Precision, Inc. uses cutting-edge materials and state-of-the-art design technology to deliver products across a broad range of industries including renewable energy, medical device, aerospace/aviation/automotive, electronics, food processing, instrumentation, industrial control, telecommunications and HVAC applications. Precision, Inc. is ISO 9001 and ISO13485 certified and ITAR registered.