ODU Exhibiting again at the Engineering Design Show with new medical products.

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Medical equipment manufacturers are increasingly turning to ODU, to provide specific solutions to their ever-tightening technical requirements.

For instance, the ODU MINI-SNAP® portfolio now includes inserts that are specifically designed to comply with the levels of user and patient protection prescribed in the IEC Standard IEC 60601-1 (2 MOOP / 2 MOPP) – making them the first choice for anyone looking for a circular connector with a metal housing for medical applications.

Approval procedures to comply with IEC 60601-1 for electrical medical systems are highly complex.

So, involving ODU in the design-in process from the outset can both lower development costs and significantly simplify the risk management process.

Furthermore, approval procedures can be fast-tracked when components are already fully compliant with IEC 60601-1 upon delivery – another benefit of this connector.

Features:

  • Robust metal housing
  • Advanced electromagnetic shielding capabilities
  • High mechanical strength
  • Available in 3 sizes with a wide range of configuration options
  • Reverse-gender use possible
  • Rated at 7A

Other IEC 60601-1-compliant products include ODU MEDI-SNAP® and ODU MINI-MED®.

Also, a white paper on IEC60601-1 is available to download. 

To further ensure a completely hygienic and resilient medical system, ODO also offer silicone over-moulded solutions – a complete system of connectors, cable assembly, over-moulding and optional labelling. The smooth surface prevents any sticking or the stick-slip effect, guarantees easy cleaning and meets absolute hygiene standards.

The system can withstand up to 500 autoclave cycles and is subject to medical technology testing according to ISO 10993-5. In addition, the smoothly transitioning over-moulding ensures bend protection.

ITSA announces its latest Associate Member

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ITSA are delighted to welcome the Connector Geek as its latest Associate Member.

The Connector Geek is David Pike, a veteran of the UK connector industry with over 30 years working in both the manufacturing and distribution sectors.  Connector Geek provides the interconnect industry with high quality content that bridges the gap between traditional marketing and engineering documentation.

David is passionate about connectors and is keen to support the interconnect industry in the UK.  He is very excited to be joining ITSA, both to advance the awareness of connectors and to help nurture the future leaders of our industry.

Commenting on this latest addition to ITSA’s growing associate membership portfolio, John Biggs, ITSA Chairman said, “We are delighted to welcome the Connector Geek to our association membership. With David’s extensive experience in the connector industry and his far reaching contacts we are certain that both organisations will benefit enormously”

Neutrik Group announces global multi-brand reorganization

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8 October 2021. In a major reorganisation of its global operations the Neutrik Group has restructured as a multi-brand company with an extended portfolio of products. A major global player in the interconnectivity segment, the group now develops, designs, manufactures and globally distributes innovative electrical and electronic interconnect products and systems under the NEUTRIK, REAN and CONTRIK brands.

The reorganisation has been undertaken over several months and has significantly expanded and further diversified the group’s product offering across a breadth of technologies and applications; including both within and beyond the entertainment and broadcast production sectors the company has traditionally dominated. Further expansion is being undertaken across AV, lighting, Ethernet, fiber optic and power applications globally throughout healthcare and wider industrial sectors, where the company has been building supply chain relationships for some time.

Commenting on the corporate restructuring, Chad Trevithick, CEO Neutrik Group, stated, “Our proud history as a family-owned business, rooted in the principality of Liechtenstein, means that our continued success does not require a specific focus on technology; but rather in continuing to provide our passionate employees with a work environment that inspires their creativity and innovation.”

Under the new structure NEUTRIK continues to offer premium copper connectors, innovative fiber optic systems and robust field-ready, high performance digital audio network devices.

REAN, a Neutrik Group owned brand since the early 2000’s, has been repositioned as a global supplier with an extensive portfolio of ultra-robust, high reliability connectors for designers of audio, video and lighting products, offering unrivalled cost-performance ratios, backed by a global supply chain and highly experienced regional sales network. Additionally, the REAN portfolio has been expanded to include new IP65 rated Ethernet, XLR and RJ45 connector series.

CONTRIK extends the Neutrik Group product offering with a portfolio of power distribution systems that includes an innovative equipotential bonding system and high-quality professional application power cables.