Smiths Interconnect announces D series connectors as a high reliability alternative to premium priced autoclave compatible connectors.
Medical environments typically dictate products be suited for autoclave, sterilization and scaled to support a wide range of device styles and sizes. The medical device industry continues to develop more disposable and cost effective solutions yet the demand remains for high reliability connectivity options. Increased demand for in-home therapy and longer life spans indicates demand will continue to grow.
Smiths Interconnect’s D series is designed to withstand up to 20 autoclave cycles. Utilizing a high strength polymer, they are selectively loaded with up to 25 hyperboloid contacts, allowing conformity to most device requirements. The system side panel mount receptacle with Hypertac sockets provides high mating cycle life (up to 100,000 cycles), while the cost effective male pin plug on the device side ensures reliability with minimal expense.
“The D series provides medical device manufacturers with a versatile option when designing next generation product solutions,” said Paul Harris, VP Sales & Marketing. “Specifically developed to endure numerous autoclave cycles, these connectors represent a cost effective design solution without sacrificing any performance requirements critical to innovative medical devices.”
D Series connectors are suited for use in electro-physiology catheters, patient monitors, MRIs, intervascular ultrasounds, defibrillators, infusion pumps and laboratory equipment.