New circular connectors: Producing medical devices faster and affordably
2/3/2023 Production of the future News

New circular connectors: Producing medical devices faster and affordably

Interplex’ new Sureline series will mean that OEMs no longer have to engage with suppliers to create a custom connector/cable assembly for their latest equipment models. Instead, they will have access to ready-to-use overmolded products that are far more cost-effective and convenient to implement.

Circular connectors Interplex circular connectors (Image: Interplex)
The medical-grade circular interconnect products are fully compatible with the widely used REDEL P1 and P2 connector format. They are available in 14-pole (Plex 1) 34-pole (Plex 2) versions. Customers can stipulate to have the same connector on both ends of the cable or opt for a connector at one end and bare wires at the other. Cable lengths of 3 feet (0.9m), 6 feet (1.8m) and 10 feet (3.05m) may be chosen from. 

According to the company, the specially developed ergonomic outer profile of the plug element ensures that the user naturally brings it into the correct orientation when mating. This is said not only to speed up mating, but also to reduce wear and tear, thus increasing the product's service life.

Among the core applications will be surgical equipment, medical imaging systems, diagnostic instrumentation, respiratory equipment, and patient monitoring units.