Push-pull connectors for the medical market
Published: 8 January 2020 - Rachael Morling
Larger sizes have been added to Souriau’s JMX Plastic range of connectors to meet an inrush of new electronic medical equipment that requires a higher contact density in order to be powered. In addition to offering advanced technical features and compliance with IEC 60601-1 and UL94 V-0, these JMX connectors have been carefully designed to meet the aesthetic and functional requirements of medical device manufacturers.
Benefits of the range include an IP68 rating, the connectors withstands 2,000 mating cycles and resist steam autoclave sterilization according to IEC 60601-1 (up to 200 ergonomic cycles).
The range used to consist of nine arrangements of two power contacts and 12 signal contacts. It now features 24 arrangements and up to 19 signal contacts. In addition, a mix of signal and power contacts in the same arrangement is now possible. JMX connectors are designed for use on all medical devices that come into contact with patients—diagnosis and monitoring equipment, scanning equipment, mammography equipment, and vascular testing equipment. They can also be used on catheters during surgery, during chromatographic analysis in laboratories and in physiotherapy, on laser generators, and liposuction devices.