for the first time at COMPAMED in 2009, NICOMATIC specializes in the
development and manufacture of interconnect solutions and metal dome
switching technology for all types of man/machine interfaces.
connectors are produced using materials that meet the highest test
standards in the industry and are constructed using military-grade
materials (MIL-DTL-83513: microminiature connectors &
MIL-DTL-55302F: connectors (plugs and receptacles) for printed circuit
subassembly) - such as beryllium copper, special PPS Polyphenylene
sulphide fibreglass filled thermoplastic and various other - to
guarantee that the medical industry's quality and reliability demands
are met. Pins and sockets are made of beryllium copper and tails
and contact area of copper alloy that is plated with nickel and gold.
Insulators are moulded using a fibreglass-filled thermoplastic that
exceeds most temperature and chemical requirements in the industry,
that has no humidity absorption, shows high radiation resistance and is
oxygen free. Specific application testing and certification for
performance is all that remains to ensure that the final design meets
medical application requirements.
The challenges manufacturers and designers face in the rapidly evolving landscape of the electromedical devices are numerous. As
devices get smaller, tighter and more compact there tend to be
increasing issues about safety too. System designers are looking for
connector companies that can deliver the best interconnection system
moving into new miniaturized, highly dense, portable systems but also
into medical instrumentation that needs more functions in smaller space
and higher security level.
NICOMATIC is focused towards
innovation and yearly invests 15% of its turnover in R&D & new
production equipment. In the sole year 2009, the company launched no
less than 9 new products and deposited patents and trademarks.
Almost all reply to the electronic miniaturization problematic and also
to high level requirements for interconnect systems that withstand the
most demanding use conditions. Here are a few examples. Generally
speaking, NICOMATIC connectors - whether flexible or rigid - can save
design time and minimize costs in medical applications.
The newly launched Micro-D Mix connector series DMM is a ruggedized connector system with high density, mixed-layout &
metal shield for extremely harsh use. It offers a higher density and
lower profile than Micro-D, high modularity, anti-shock function, EMI
protection by built-in shielding or grounding, and high resistance to
The existing CMM micro-connectors have
built-in screwjacks for extreme vibration resistance and encompass a
range of other options including polarisation, PCB fixing hardware and
94 UL VO rated plastic backshells for applications ranging from
wire-to-wire and wire-to-equipment through to surface mount or
press-fit on PCBs. Male screened straight and right angled, and female
screened crimp connectors are available. Screen continuity is assured
by the use of spring finger contacts. Resistance to radiation has to be
The NICOMATIC housing material is durable, and able to withstand temperatures of up to 260�C.
The Microflex harness solution is a new flex to card standard launched by Nicomatic. It ensures a high
mechanical link & electrical continuity between CMM
micro-connectors and flat cable CRIMPFLEX technology mastered by the
connector company. Some of the advantages are a lower weight (gain up
to -30% compared to bulky cables), smaller space-factor (2mm pitch),
flat & thin solution vs. discrete wire, high reliability, and
superior assembly process too (a press release for each of the
mentioned products is available - contact us).
The new 4D floating connector allows 4D tolerance absorption in blind mating connections for racks,
in flex links in card to card modules and in chassis mount.
At the same time components for MMI applications such as SWITCH'AIR metal domes, dome arrays, SMT domes, tactile & pinching switches (P-SWITCH and T-SWITCH are applicable to a growing number of medical devices comprising a
man/machine interface. These components, all manufactured by Nicomatic,
are thin, resistant reliable and long lasting over time.