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RS Components introduces MediSpec connectors from Molex for medical applications Augmenting the RS i
Product News Wednesday, November 29, 2017: RS Components SA
RS Components introduces MediSpec connectors from Molex for medical applications
Augmenting the RS industrial and automation portfolio, new plastic circular connectors deliver high-performance affordable connectivity for medical applications
Johannesburg, South Africa, 29 November, 2017 - RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of the Molex range of MediSpec™ MPC (Medical Plastic Circular) cable- and panel-mount plug connectors, which are designed to meet the stringent requirements for medical devices.
Further extending the wide portfolio of connectors available from RS for various industrial and automation sectors. The MediSpec connectors are ideal for medical applications including: dental; disposable devices such as sensors and catheters; electrophysiology; imaging; patient monitors; surgical equipment; and telehealth systems for remote patient monitoring. In addition, due to its high-performance specifications, the range is suited for use in other industries and applications including: instrumentation; test and measurement; avionics; data acquisition; and entertainment equipment.
The Molex MediSpec MPC Interconnect System provides a high-performance, yet affordable alternative to typical medical circular connectors with its ‘custom-off-the-shelf’ design. MediSpec circular connectors also have lightweight plastic housings made from medical-grade PPSU, which can withstand sterilisation processes commonly used in the medical industry including: ethylene oxide; gamma radiation; and chemical, as well as the use of autoclaves.
The MediSpec circular connectors are available in two diameter sizes: the D1 specification accepts up to eight circuits; and the D2 accepts up to 17 circuits. The plastic plugs feature an easy-to-use push-pull mating mechanism with a locking sleeve for a quick, simple and secure mating connection. The locking latch provides cable un-mating forces of 50N minimum for D1 types, and 85N minimum for D2 types.
The terminal retainer assemblies are factory fitted to provide a protective barrier against dust and moisture in all areas, including unpopulated pins. The selective pin count and pin loading capability enables flexibility of design in contact usage and avoids wasting pins. The stamped and formed contacts for the MediSpec connectors also offer a reliable electrical interface, excellent electrical performance, low contact resistance, and the ability to withstand 10,000 mating cycles. Single-use disposable versions are also available with polycarbonate housings.
The Molex range of MediSpec™ MPC circular connectors is now available from RS.
About RS Components
RS Components is the market leader in the high service level distribution of electrical, electronic, mechanical, tools and industrial products. Operating in 26 countries whilst serving a further 100 through third-party distributors, RS serves every sector of industry in the procurement of their products relating to maintenance, repair, operations, low volume production, research and development.
With over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands, the company is committed to ensuring that their 1,5 million customers have fast access to a broad, as well as deep range, of products and technologies, all under one roof.
RS’s customers, whether ordering single or multiple items, experience a quick, easy, secure, painless and cost effective process. The RS catalogue, available at za.rs-online.com, offers full colour pictures with extensive clear product specifications. Free access to thousands of datasheets ensures the correct product choice. Order placement is easily facilitated through za.rs-online.com, the call centre, e-mail, fax and trade counter. Locally held stock is delivered to customers within 24 hours, and products held internationally, within four to six working days.
It is proven that departments traditionally spend 80% of their time sourcing products that account for only 20% of their total procurement spend. RS is focussed on reducing the customers “total cost of product ownership” by reducing the need to make multiple calls to various companies to source products, reducing supplier related administration and allowing for the amalgamation as well as consolidation of supplier bases. Through this process, procurement efficiency is improved and time is freed up to concentrate on the more important business decisions.
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