Hermetic and high-voltage connectors for SteriLux’s sterilization system
- Ensure reliable connectivity
- Hermetic sealing
- Offer customized technology to meet stringent medical regulations and certification requirements
Main technical requirements
- Germetic sealing
- Suitability for 240-volt applications
Challenges & Opportunities
Safety in extreme environments
Medical applications have to withstand high loads and offer safe technology. A reliable power supply is a must for SteriLux, because devices need to operate without failing and remain functional over long periods with minimum maintenance required. This calls for connectors that meet the precise requirements and withstand the extreme conditions found in diverse healthcare environments. For a sterilization device that uses oxidizing gas ozone, SteriLux needed both the right airtight connectivity solution and a reliable development partner.
An Internet search for robust, innovative connectivity solutions led SteriLux to Fischer Connectors. SteriLux then initiated a fruitful collaboration with Fischer Connectors to design a customized connectivity solution meeting its stringent SterOx System performance and reliability requirements. It chose to integrate two models from the Fischer Core Series – 104993 and 104539, offering plugs and sealed receptacles with five high-voltage contacts – into its new sterilization system because of their durability, hermeticity, and suitability for 240-volt medical applications. In several joint meetings, Fischer Connectors’ engineers advised SteriLux’s design engineers on how to adapt the device to improve performance, protect the equipment, and meet higher safety standards. The team was able to meet the SterOx System specific requirements exactly, with only minor modifications.
“From the outset, the connectors from Fischer Connectors provided all the required characteristics. The quality is impeccable and today’s solution meets our expectations. The company was always on hand to answer questions and also ensured that we received all the certifications and accompanying explanations we needed for our safety laboratory. In new devices, we’ll replace our UV lamps with even more efficient models. For this we need connectors with larger dimensions. Fischer Connectors not only offers the right products, but also the certainty that we’ll always receive reliable support.”Marc Spaltenstein CEO, SteriLux