Fischer Connectors Reliable Connectivity Solutions for Safe Power and Data Transmission in Medical Devices
Fischer Connectors supplies safe, compact, adaptable, and reliable connectors and cable assemblies for life-saving medical devices.
Ideal for use within medical electronic equipment, Fischer Connectors’ robust connectors combine more than 60 years of experience and a dedicated ISO 13485 certified design to offer an essential technology. Its products are used in diagnostic, surgical, and dental equipment, as well as for cardiac-assist devices, disposable equipment, and therapeutic solutions.
Tested and approved by medical professionals, the Switzerland-headquartered company’s comprehensive product lines include sterilisable, reusable, hybrid, and cost-effective disposable connectors. Cable assembly options also include silicon and low-friction coatings.
- Lightweight and easy to handle
- Compliant to ISO 13485
- Safe locking systems
- Watertight sealing up to IP68
- Electromagnetic interference (EMI) / radio frequency interference (RFI) shielding for reliable data transmission
Sterilisable plastic and disposable connectors for healthcare equipment
Highly customisable, the Fischer Core Series is the company’s original product line. Used throughout the pharmaceutical and medical device industries, this dependable range includes the sterilisable plastic and disposable varieties.
The Fischer Core Series includes high-quality and reliable connectors, which are efficiently designed to enable a powerful performance. These connectors have passed many customer safety tests and homologation. Connectors are available in a wide range of sizes and configurations, and can be adapted for various body types, contact blocks, and sealing requirements.
Stainless steel connectors for chemical, temperature, and radiation resistance for medical applications
Fischer Connectors’ stainless steel connectors, made of premium-grade 316L stainless steel, polyether ether ketone (PEEK), and ethylene-propylene diene monomer (EPDM), have recently been added to Fisher Core Series offering. Well-suited to applications where chemical, temperature, and radiation resistance is required, these connectors can include options for IP68 or hermetic sealing and 360° EMI shielding.
For medical applications, the stainless steel range can be sterilised and radioactively decontaminated, meaning products are safe and adaptable. In addition, their easy-to-clean design promotes a simple maintenance process.
Miniature signal and power solution for handheld healthcare devices
The Fischer MiniMax™ Series allows design engineers to replace multiple connectors with just one, which is ideal for projects where space is tight such as handheld applications. This innovative connector is available in sizes six and eight, with 4-24 contact configurations. This provides designers with an adaptable, user-friendly solution.
Available in push-pull, screw lock, and quick release latching systems, these connectors are also available in complete pre-cabled solutions.
High-speed transfer of medical data
Fischer Connectors’ FiberOptic series offers high optical quality in indoor and challenging outdoor environments. It provides either one, two, or four optical channels for high-speed data transfer and has the option for an electric / optic hybrid.
With IP67 (unmated) or IP68 (mated) sealing, medical devices using the FiberOptics range are protected from outdoor elements, encased in a removable sleeve holder for easy cleaning. In addition, this fieldwork-friendly component can be quickly and efficiently connected with one hand using the push-pull locking mechanism.
Plug and Use Connectivity for medical wearables
Fischer Connectors’ brand-new Fischer Freedom™ Series facilitates integration, maximises usability and optimises cable management for a wide variety of electronic devices, including hand-held or body-worn technologies that are used by healthcare professionals and patients, and for medical robotics such as exoskeletons and robotic surgery.
The low-profile, rugged and versatile Fischer LP360™ is the first product in the series. It has seven signal and power contacts with USB 2.0 and Ethernet.
Key features of the Fischer LP360™ include:
- Easy mating with no key code: 360° mating freedom and optimised cable management; blind-mate, non-magnetic ball locking with variable force
- Easy cleaning – membrane-sealed contacts, fully cleanable (plug and receptacle), IP68 sealed to -20m/24h
- Easy integration – low-profile right-angled plug, wearable integration or panel mounted (receptacle), easy cable assembly or direct integration into device (plug)
Breakthrough 360° mating freedom enables the Fischer LP360™ to be plugged and routed in any direction, so the cable can always go straight to the device. It is also possible to opt for cable-free solutions by integrating the plug directly into the device’s housing.
The Fischer Freedom™ Series enables design engineers to build an intelligent vest that works as a hub with multiple portable and body-worn devices connected to a shared data and power bus. Clutter is reduced and usability increased, making equipment lighter and faster to set up. These benefits also open up further opportunities in the Internet of Things (IoT).
Flash drive for secure downloads and transfer of patient data
For the safe storage, download and transportation of critical data, Fischer Connectors’ Fischer Rugged Flash Drive helps protect data, video, and images for medical devices used in demanding conditions. Available in 2.0 and 3.0 high speed, this lightweight and portable drive is well-suited for use in hard-to-reach locations. This device helps keep data secure and confidential, an essential requirement for the medical device and healthcare sectors.
Certification and compliance of standards for design and manufacturing of medical devices
Fischer Connectors complies with the relevant international requirements to ensure the quality, safety, and environmental friendliness of its connectors, processes, and systems. Its products are compliant with standards such as ISO 9001, ISO 13485, ISO 14001, Restriction of Hazardous Substances (ROHS) and Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH).
In addition, the company’s manufacturing facilities are ISO 13485 certified, which validates Fischer Connectors’ quality management system, its commitment to the medical market, and the processes for design and manufacture of high-performance interconnecting solutions for the medical industry.
About Fischer Connectors
Known for its high-quality and high-performance technologies, Fischer Connectors has outstanding customer service, working closely with medical device industry professionals to help solve complex connectivity challenges.
The company understands the complex needs of the medical device industry, including the need for safety and compliance with strict regulations. Fischer Connectors helps improve the reliability of medical devices, while maintaining the compact and versatile design that helps keep healthcare professionals safe. With a key technical expertise and modern cable assembly facilities, Fischer Connectors create customised solutions that are reliable, durable, and cost-effective.
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