Disposable connector for medical devices widely adopted by the market
Fischer Connector's Limited Use Connector ( Fischer L.U.C.™) now required by companies throughout the United States, Germany, France, and Italy. The global medical device market exceeded sales of $336 billion in 2008. It is dominated by U.S. companies and is closely followed by increasing demands in Europe and Asia. To satisfy the worldwide demand and challenges associated with designing and manufacturing disposable medical devices, Fischer Connectors introduced its limited use connector system, the Fischer L.U.C., which currently is one of the most cost effective, high performance disposable solutions on the market.
Numerous companies worldwide are now deploying medical device products containing the Fischer L.U.C, and are profiting from the many advantages offered by this unique connector solution. Applications currently in use include hand-held surgical devices, brain catheters, portable oxygen generators, peripheral vascular treatment systems, and cosmetic regenerative equipment. A major customer in Germany specified the Fischer L.U.C. for portable oxygen generators following Fischer's ability to quickly deliver customized prototypes for faultless integration with their design solution. Another European customer wanted Fischer's L.U.C. for a blood washing application because of the great modularity of configurations at the right price another for part of its optical surgery equipment while a customer in Asia thought the Fischer L.U.C. system to be a good fit for a disposal TV endoscope application.
“Years ago, we saw the medical industry moving towards low cost, disposable medical device applications,” says Daniel Spycher, International Sales Director, Fischer Connectors SA. “What makes the L.U.C. system so unique is its list of accommodating characteristics that appeal to the engineer tasked with designing a disposable medical device. It's customizable, reliable, matable with metal receptacles, and possesses uncompromising performance.”
The Fischer L.U.C.™ customizable plastic interface shell is designed to accept standard contact block configurations, so engineers are not limited in determining what happens behind the interface connection. Hybrid connector configurations are also available to facilitate the integration of fluid and fibre optics, if desired. Electrical contacts can be mixed with fluid/gas contacts or POF (Polymer Optical Fibre) ideal for transmitting light. And for discerning environments, three colours are available to prevent mismating of critical connections.
Fischer Connectors also offers custom cable assembly solutions for manufacturers seeking an integrated connector and cable system. Off the shelf or customized cable solutions, low voltage or high voltage, fluid or hybrid, with cable termination, overmolding or heat shrinking are all standard offerings. Finally, Fischer Connectors offers a testing process for each cable assembly to ensure optimum reliability.
About Fischer Connectors: Fischer Connectors has been designing, manufacturing and distributing high performance connectors and cable assembly solutions for almost 60 years. Known for their reliability, precision and resistance to demanding and harsh environments, Fischer Connectors’ products are commonly used in fields requiring faultless quality, such as medical equipment, industrial instrumentation, measuring and testing devices, broadcast, telecommunication and military forces worldwide. Primary design and manufacturing facilities are located in Saint-Prex, Switzerland, with subsidiaries and distributors located worldwide