The purpose of additional potential equalisation is to equalise potentials between different metal parts that can be touched simultaneously, or to reduce differences of potential, which can occur during operation between the bodies of medical electrical devices and conductive parts of other objects.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors is a Swiss-based leading manufacturer of electrical connectors and contact systems part of the Stäubli Group. It provides innovative solutions for demanding applications for the medical device industry.
Interconnection systems for medical device applications
Stäubli Electrical Connectors develops, manufactures and distributes a wide range of high-quality standard products and customized solutions.
The company uses more than 50 years of engineering and design experience to continually develop innovative products in the field of advanced contact technology.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors’ product range includes interconnection systems for applications in medical, robotics, general industry, and test and measurement.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors
Plugs and sockets are designed for high-performance, high-mating cycles, low insertion and extraction forces, and are ideally suited for both low and high-current applications.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors’ products are engineered and certified to ISO:9001 standards.
Contact element technology and connectors for maintenance-free operation
In the medical industry, reliability of all components is important for operating rooms, life-support machines, medical practices, and mobile applications, which also includes electrical connections.
Modern operating rooms equipped with mobile medical device trolleys and modular equipment require connections that are easy-to-handle and secure to connect.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors produces connectors based on MULTILAM contact element technology, which are characterized by high levels of reliability and efficiency, and low contact-resistance.
Connectors with MULTILAM enable maintenance-free operation, even with high numbers of connection cycles.
Touch-protected connections and sterilizable insulation materials are used to meet the specialist requirements of medical technology.
Modular single and multi-pole connector systems
A wide range of different products, with modular single and multi-pole connector systems are available, as well as contact elements based on slide-in systems.
The company works with the client to develop tailored solutions for specific applications, from design through to the finished product.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors produces customer-specific assembled connectors and components for medical technology. Finished components are fully tested on an automated test bench and delivered as a fully tested assembly.
Connectors with MULTILAM are reliable and durable. Depending on the application, the contact elements are touch-protected, sterilizable, and can be gold-plated, as standard components or customer-specific development for secure connections.
The company offers solutions, including sockets for dental technology, contact elements for surgery room lighting, and connection technology for electroencephalography (EEG) and electrocardiography (ECG).
In addition, Stäubli Electrical Connectors offers connectors for EEG ear electrodes and ECG connection cables, connection technology for electrosurgery, sockets for foot switches, and accessories for electrodes.
The CombiTac modular connector system is designed for individual configuration of application-specific connectors that includes modules for signals and data, current output of up to 300A, high voltage of up to 5kV, compressed air, liquids, and optical fiber, which can be combined.
Frames and casing are available in a range of colors, and configurations are available on request.
CombiTac solutions include connection of power supplies and batteries, mobile devices, modular components, signal connectors, connectors for control and supply for medical ergometers, socket modules for electrosurgery and assemblies for surgical devices.
Connection technology for potential equalization
Potential equalization aims to equalize potential from various metal components that can be touched at the same time.
In addition, it can reduce potential differences that may arise during use between the body, device, and other conductive components.
The special design of potential equalization connectors prevents accidental loosening, and also allows the connection to be disconnected without using tools.
Stäubli Electrical Connectors provides solutions for potential equalization of electronic medical devices, medical power strips, hospitals and practices, connecting leads and multiple connectors.
Multilam technology allows Multi-Contact to meet a range of requirements and find solutions to the most severe constraints, including electrical (up to several kA), thermal (up to 350°C) and mechanical, with contact durability of up to one million mating cycles.
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