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Hybrid Technology Powers New Integrated Connectors

Mon, 06/13/2011 - 6:07am

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Hybrid Technology Powers New Integrated ConnectorsColder Products Company introduced the Mini Hybrid Connector at the MD&M East show in New York City, June 7-9. The Mini Hybrid Connector integrates air lines and electronics into a compact, single connection point for remote tools on medical devices and equipment, reducing misconnections and enhancing patient therapy outcomes.

Based on Colder’s unique Hybrid Connector technology, the valved Mini Hybrid has a smaller form factor and is ideal for use in low-pressure applications where ease of use and ergonomics are important. This ground-breaking connector technology eliminates the need for multiple connections and allows clinicians or therapy patients to quickly and easily change or replace modular tools, umbilicals or hand pieces that require power, signal and gases.

A video of the new connector can be viewed here: www.colder.com/hybridmovie.

“The introduction of our Hybrid Connector technology generated great interest among medical OEMs and end users. They quickly recognized the value in having a single, easy-to-use connector, and additional opportunities for a smaller version emerged,” said Jaime Erickson, senior application engineer, Colder Products Company. “Air and electrical connections are the key interface for clinicians and can be critical for ensuring that a device performs safely and effectively.”

The standard coupling set consists of a panel mount socket and a connector with a 4’ umbilical hose containing an air tube, multiple wires and two electrical contacts. Customizable options are available. The push-pull design of the Mini Hybrid Connector is ideal for lower pressure applications that require one integrated connection point for air and electronics, such as dental tools, diagnostic equipment, surgical tools, analytical instrumentation and therapy devices.

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