Disposable connector

Paul Boughton

Fischer Connectors’ new Fischer L.U.C. (Limited Use Connector) is specifically designed for disposable devices.

The L.U.C. ™ offers multiple configurations and optimally suits a wide array of applicationsfrom catheters to surgical hand tools and more.

The plug can either be directly mounted into a disposable hand pieceor overmoulded with the user’s own choice of mould. Both configurations are customisable and are suitable for compact designs. A third option is to mount the plug to a disposable cableeither with a one-piece back shell for simple and economic designs or a two-piece back shell with snap lock design for easy assembly.

The two-piece back shell model offers additional features such as an ergonomic rubber gripstandard colours plus custom colour options and space to easily accommodate embedded electronics that could for instance disable the connector at a preset number of uses. Parts are capable of withstanding EtO and Gamma sterilisation processesconforming with the requirements of the UL/IEC 60601 directives.

Mateable with all high performance Fischer panel and cable receptaclesFischer’s disposable plug allows permanent equipment to keep working with high cycle lifetime receptacles.

Accepting a maximum cable diameter of 8.7mmthe Fischer L.U.C. is available from 2 to 19 pins with solder or crimp contacts.

Fischer Connectors SA is based in ApplesSwitzerland. www.fischerconnectors.com