When designing medical equipment, engineers will face many challenges and extremely complex choices that do not occur in other industries.
Medical equipment and medical-grade connectors need to have sufficient durability and reliability, and the use conditions are often very harsh. The influencing factors include liquid, disinfection, physical interference and electromagnetic interference, as well as extremely high plug-in times.
This type of medical equipment is highly dependent on the effectiveness of the underlying electronic interconnection system. The design of medical connectors is an indispensable part of the process, and the selection of the correct connector is essential.
1. Decide on applicable options
The first consideration for engineers is to decide whether to use an off-the-shelf medical connector, a hybrid version or a customized solution.
2. Understand the process
For hybrid or custom medical connectors, the design, mold, and manufacturing process generally takes four to eight months.
When choosing a hybrid or customized medical connector, teamwork between all relevant units is very important. Only in this way can a medical device that can perform well in the field and meet all mechanical and electrical requirements can be produced.
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