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High reliability connector for autoclave compatible medical devices

21 May 2019

Smiths Interconnect announces D Series connectors as a high reliability alternative to premium priced autoclave-compatible connectors.

Medical environments typically require products to be suitable for autoclave sterilisation whilst also offering scalability to support design-in applications with 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 patients’ longer life spans indicates demand will continue to grow, exponentially. 

Smiths Interconnect’s D Series is designed to withstand up to 20 autoclave cycles. Utilising a high strength polymer, the D Series is 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 100k cycles) while the cost-effective male pin plug on the device side ensures reliability coupled with minimal expense. 

“The D Series also provides medical device manufacturers with a versatile option when designing next generation product solutions,” says Paul Harris, VP Sales & Marketing. “Specifically developed to endure numerous autoclave cycles, D Series 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.

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