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Innovations beyond the standard

30 April 2024

Although standard products from the binder portfolio suit most applications, they do not fit all of them. In such cases, binder’s solution expertise comes into play: namely in the form of exclusive connectors that are tailored to the application.

binder develops and manufactures specialised connectivity solutions according to customer requirements. The focus is on use cases with special demands that exceed the typical scope, so that none of the binder catalogue products meets all the criteria. Such applications can be reliably implemented with customised solutions from the Neckarsulm-based specialist. 

binder has more than 60 years of experience in the design and development of connectors – and has been creating individual connectivity solutions with customers for just as long.

Vertical integration and quality expertise
For the benefit of its customers, binder offers design, tooling, manufacturing, assembly, and automation from a single source. Through its affiliated companies, the manufacturer has additional expertise in stamped, turned, and cast parts as well as in galvanics, PCB design, and component assembly. Furthermore, binder’s customised products are qualified in the company's own laboratory.

With the help of failure mode and effects analyses (FMEA), critical design and production challenges are identified at an early stage.

Sample assemblies and preliminary tests in the binder lab support the optimisation and quality assurance of custom products, as well as the monitoring and approval of pilot series production by the quality project managers.

ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and EN ISO 13485:2016 + AC:2018 + A11:2021 certifications underline binder's competencies in terms of quality and environmental management.

Applications – medical and more
The target markets for binder's tailor-made products are as diverse as the company's customers. Examples of applications can be found in sanitary and medical device technology, industrial automation, as well as metrology and controls. 

A typical requirement in medical device engineering, for example, is that connectors must not be identical. An interface has to be unique to prevent mismating.

In addition, resistance to certain liquids can already be considered during the design phase when selecting the components' materials

Potential medical applications include respiratory and dialysis equipment, instruments for ultrasound and electrotherapy, as well as infusion pumps and contrast agent injectors.

Examples from medical-device
For applications in patient monitoring, binder has developed a modular 12-pin connector system consisting of a panel mount plug and eight panel mount sockets (970 series).

Reliability was the key design criterion. While the sockets were integrated into the housing of the patient monitor, the plugs were part of the pluggable parameter modules. The concentric arrangement of the contacts ensured the plug connection was centred automatically when mating – without the need to remove the protective cap.

Conclusion: High-quality, reliable...and highly individual
When realising customer-specific development projects, all binder corporate divisions involved operate in a flexible and extremely customer-oriented manner. binder is able to develop and manufacture highly individualised connectors for different target markets, according to customer specifications.

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