Eliminate misconnections and simplify the user interface by connecting air, liquid, signal and power in a single connection point.
Colder Products Company (CPC), the leading provider of quick disconnect couplings and fittings for plastic tubing, announces the expansion of its Hybrid Connector platform. CPC now offers the hybrid with four times the flow capacity and higher pressure capabilities. Colder’s Hybrid Connectors integrate air lines, electrical connections and fluid lines into a single, compact connection point to simplify multiple connections on medical devices or equipment.
“The new Hybrid Connector and expanded platform now provide product manufacturers the opportunity to improve the safety and speed of their user interface using this unique connector technology,” says Jim Brown, medical business unit manager for Colder Products Company.
Hybrid connectors from Colder eliminate the potential for misconnecting tubing and wires because all the different connections are made simultaneously, rather than individually. By reducing multiple individual connections, the Hybrid Connector allows clinicians to quickly and easily change or replace modular tools, umbilicals and hand pieces correctly. Watch the video “By combining multiple connection points into a single, integrated connector we prevent accidental misconnections,” says Brown, “and make it much more intuitive and faster for the user to connect multiple lines.”
The hybrid coupling consists of a panel mount socket and a connector with an umbilical hose containing multiple fluid tubes and contact wires. Featuring dry break valve technology and high-cycle pin and socket electrical contacts, hybrid couplings can be easily customized for a wide range of applications that require fluid and electronics including diagnostic equipment, surgical tools, analytical instrumentation and hospital beds.