A miniaturized oscillating pump for osteoporosis investigation

Kai Leung Yung, S. M. Ko, Y. Xu

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Abstract

This paper describes the design and fabrication of a miniaturized oscillating pump. The pump weighs only 28 grams, and consists of five major components: neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) permanent magnet, non-ferrous casing, silicon steel bars, Teflon in/out terminal tubes and copper coils. It was fabricated by using precision machines such as wire-cutting, laser welding and CNC machine. The total size of the pump is 60x16x9 mm. With an operating voltage from 2-8 Vp-pand a frequency from 1-10 Hz, flow rates up to 10 ml/min can be obtained by the pump prototype. This pump is suitable for a wide range of applications such as biomedical instrumentation, and pharmaceutical sciences. Replacing the pump is non-prohibitive due to the low cost of production.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics 2004, ICM'04
Pages215-217
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2004
EventProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics 2004, ICM'04 - Istanbul, Turkey
Duration: 3 Jun 20045 Jun 2004

Conference

ConferenceProceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Mechatronics 2004, ICM'04
Country/TerritoryTurkey
CityIstanbul
Period3/06/045/06/04

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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