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Smiths Interconnect Expands Medical Product Offering

July 28, 2021

Smiths Interconnect has announced the extension of its Hypergrip® connector series for the medical market with the addition of the new Hypergrip® Flex connectors. Hypergrip® is a well known, patented and proven series of high reliability circular connectors specifically designed for the medical industry. Thanks to its recognized market successes the  Hypergrip series has established a strong reputation of reliability, versatility, and ease-of-use.
 
The Hypergrip Flex is ideal for most of the medical market applications including devices for patient monitoring, electrosurgical and endoscopic tools, catheters, home healthcare and portable therapeutic applications.

An advanced keying system allows customers to build connectors with six different keyed versions of the same standard connector reducing lead time and inventory.
 
HyperGrip® Flex is designed to meet medical industry requirements such as finger-proofing to IEC60601, flammability rated to UL94 V0, and compliance with most sterilization methods.

  • Low Level Contact Resistance (LLCR) compared to standard contacts available in the market
  • High density with 0,4 mm diameter socket contacts
  • Low insertion and extraction forces: connector mates and de-mates smoothly with low force reducing
  • Standard industry cycle life: the MR contact provides industry standard cycle life of at least 2K cycles, for general medical applications.
  • Lower Cost of Ownership: the machined MR crimp contact allows for high volumes and lower costs with simplified “Crimp and Poke” assembly vs traditional nested solder contacts.
  • RoHS III compliant materials

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